1. Fashion Fridays ~ Mustafa Soydan

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    Mustafa Soydan is a fashion illustrator based in Istanbul, Turkey. Whose stylish and confident illustrations have amassed a following of over 36 thousand on Instagram.

    Soydan studied Fine Art at Çukurova University. Graduating in 2009, he landed a job straight away as an illustrator for a creative agency. He moved around companies for a short while before establishing his own, Mustafa Soydan Gallery. During this time, he has worked with large brands including Tom Ford, Chanel, Dolce&Gabbana, Mercedes-Benz, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Ogilvy & Mather.

    Soydan works both traditionally and digitally. He produces wonderful watercolour paintings, merging elements and staining them with colour. He often incorporates photography into his work, as well as other mixed medias.

    His artwork is decadent, beautiful women shoot you a wry smile, or nonchalantly throw their head back. Not matter the technique he employed, his characters alway have the very same confidence. His portraits of famous models are particularly splendid. They capture the personality and likeness but are not afraid to exaggerate or simplify. Whichever best serves to create a magnetism and an emotional connection.

    Be sure to see more of Mustafa Soydan’s work on his website, Behance, Instagram and watch him work on YouTube.