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Retro Citrus by jackieocean Retro Citrus by jackieocean
This is my first submission to Illustration Friday. The theme was "citrus". I didn't really know what to draw at first, but I had recently spent a really frustrating day trying to find a new dress for the spring and summer. Everything right now has an empire waist, which I can't stand. What I'd really like to find is a retro inspired sundress - something from the 1940s or 50s.

That thinking led to me doodling dress styles, and that sketching eventually led to this picture. It was a fun picture to draw, and I had a blast looking through old retro fashion images for inspiration.

Anyhow, this was all drawn in Photoshop with my tablet. Completed in May of 2007.

Prints of this are now available!
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:iconkohaku-dono:
kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
This looks wonderful!
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:iconpeterj59:
PeterJ59 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Great art...very well done
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:iconpeaceablebird:
PeaceableBird Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Lovely. Massively ' Darling- ish '. Well done.
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconpeaceablebird:
PeaceableBird Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Bete( Welcome)
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:iconmiss-goomba:
Miss-Goomba Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Gorgeous!
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconamarate:
Amarate Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
OMG I know...I hate empire waist ...>.<
Great work btw :D ^^'
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconamarate:
Amarate Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
NP ^^
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:iconidareutoloveme:
idareutoloveme Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008   Traditional Artist
thats so cute
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:iconlaurasue:
LauraSue Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
This reminds me of No Doubt's album released in 1995, Tragic Kingdom. ABSOLUTELY gorgeous work! :heart:
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:iconpeams:
peams Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
love it! She looks like Nicole Kidman :D
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! :thanks:
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:iconbuffypirate:
BuffyPirate Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
That's amazing! I love her hair!
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! :thanks:
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:iconnysh:
nysh Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
omg delicious!
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks! =D
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:iconhell0z0mbie:
hell0z0mbie Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
I wanted to let you know I featured this piece in a spring feature article: [link]
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I really appreciate it. :)
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:iconrainandstars:
Rainandstars Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
"A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you're at home." ~Author Unknown

A cheerful and welcoming piece. Whenever I view this, I am instantly uplifted.
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! =D I'm so happy to hear it. :)
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:iconchantally:
chantally Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
she kinda looks like Nichole Kiddman
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
I was actually inspired by a retro styled photo of actress Isla Fisher ([link]) that I saw in either Vogue or Vanity Fair.
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:iconstr4yk1tt3n:
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
Super cute--I love the colors.
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconelizile:
elizile Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is one of your best pieces ever. She's beautiful (I love her cheeky expression :D), her dress is beautiful, and the colors are absolutely perfect!!

P.S. Empire waists only look good on certain (skinny) people. A-line skirts like the one she's wearing look good on most everybody. :heart:
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007  Professional General Artist
A-line skirts for the win! And thanks for the feedback. This picture was a lot of fun to make. I don't consistently participate in Illustration Friday, but they come up with some great topics over there.
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:iconelizile:
elizile Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this one so much, I'd love to see you do a whole fruit series! ;)
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Professional General Artist
That's a fun idea! I'll have to keep a fruit series in mind. ;)
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:iconelizile:
elizile Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be so super cool!! :D
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:iconvirginiavitamins:
VirginiaVitamins Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
This is so gorgeous! I love her cheeks!
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Professional General Artist
Heehee, thanks! =D
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:iconja-strummin-fool:
ja-strummin-fool Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
this is delightful. very lucille ball, to my mind.
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! :thanks:
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AlexandraRena Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
This is amazing!! :D
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconvinroc:
VinRoc Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous work Jackie! I love this idea too. The retro pinup is always great. And even better when its done with class, as this is. :w00t: :hug:
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Retro with some class is just what I was going for. ;)
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:iconvinroc:
VinRoc Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome :) I love the way you do faces too! Real, beautiful, and fun expressions.
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gazme Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
woow amazing
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! =D
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:icontrashdeluxe:
TrashDeluxe Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
The contrast between all the orange and the green background is pure fireworks. Orange used to be my fav color... until it was beaten by fluorescent yellow :winner:
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! :thanks:
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Lolitagirlie-stock Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007   Photographer
gorgeous...feel free to use my stock sometime to create another deviation..your work is awesome~
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! :thanks:
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SEREN-D-IPITY Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
features [link] :aww:
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! =D
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silentscreamer07 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007
Aw! this is a very cute picture! and i completely agree with you 100% about the dresses...if i found a cute sundress like this, i would get it first thing..its very cute, and i love the flowy-ness of the bottom. But this is such an adorable picture! I love the colors you used, makes me crave something fruity..*yum* very cute! :+fav: keep it up!! :D :clap:
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! =D
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