P564 ORACLE 564 Sat29 Jul C4 2200:11     2/6          CLOTHES - WHO NEEDS THEM?   Shari's career in fashion  illustration got a great boost  after winning the Vogue/Cecil  Beaton Award back in 1983. Since  then her drawings have enlivened fashion features in the likes of Vogue, Harpers and Queen, the Guardian, Times and Observer. "Recently I've moved away from fashion to music. I've been doing album covers (like Swing Out Sister) and drawing musicians." But it's what's underneath all the clothes and glitter that appeals more > Buzz Guide 560 Pen Pals 565 Pen Pals Buzz Talk World Rock/Pop
P564 ORACLE 564 Sat29 Jul C4 2200:10     4/6          CLOTHES - WHO NEEDS THEM?  But why would a musician or  fashion editor want a drawing  when a photograph would show the  clothes or pop star off perfectly  well, in any case?  "It's the difference between a quick glance at a stranger, and knowing that person well," Shari reckons. "When you are drawing someone, you sit with them for 2/3 hours, you warm to them and get to see their character. I was with Swing Out Sister for a week". "You get to really like the people as you've spent so long travelling along their face" more > Buzz Guide 560 Pen Pals 565 Pen Pals Buzz Talk World Rock/Pop
P564 ORACLE 564 Sat29 Jul C4 2201:11     6/6          CLOTHES - WHO NEEDS THEM?  What I want to know, is  how you tell a biker, hippy,  house fan or mod without their  clothes on!   Shari Peacock's large charcoal drawings are part of an exhibition with two other female illustrators, Wendy Chandler (who makes TV props) and Lisa Wright (a commercial artist). All share a belief in the body beautiful, and show it in their own distinctive style. Bare Essentials is at the Alpine Art Club, South Audley St, London W1. Shari's work will feature in Fulham's Katherine Hamnett this autumn. more . Buzz Guide 560 Pen Pals 565 Pen Pals Buzz Talk World Rock/Pop
P564 ORACLE 564 Sat29 Jul C4 2211:01     1/6          by Jayne Miller  CLOTHES - WHO NEEDS THEM?  Contrary to popular belief,  illustrator Shari Peacock  reckons people look far better  without their clothes. And she  should know, she spends a great deal of her time observing different bodies (What kind of a girl is this?!) Shari's belief that bodies 'au naturel' are far more interesting than any new outfits a designer can come up with,has lead her away from fashion illustration (for which she's won awards) to drawing the body unadorned..... more > Buzz Guide 560 Pen Pals 565 ORACLE RACING CLUBS See p688 Pen Pals Buzz Talk World Rock/Pop
P564 ORACLE 564 Sat29 Jul C4 2200:01     3/6          CLOTHES - WHO NEEDS THEM?  "I don't hold with the idea  of the perfect body - tall,  slim..." says Shari. "My models  are all shapes and sizes, it's  characters that come across".  This obviously affects the way she draws the bodies with clothes on in her fashion illustrations? "It's the body that's important, the shape should show through the clothes, after all, they are there to emphasise the figure, not hide it!" "In the end, I found fashion too limiting. It was far better to draw the bodies without the clothes." more > Buzz Guide 560 Pen Pals 565 Pen Pals Buzz Talk World Rock/Pop
P564 ORACLE 564 Sat29 Jul C4 2201:00     5/6          CLOTHES - WHO NEEDS THEM?  Strangely, Shari feels the  most difficult people to draw  are the classically beautiful -  despite being like works of art  themselves!  "Sometimes it's difficult to get the character across," she explains. "But most people have something about them which shows up, that's what I'm looking for, deviations from the norm, almost". "My favourites are jazz musicians. I've drawn a lot recently in New York and here, like saxophonist Courtney Pine, Chico Freeman and Billy Whitelaw. They have really interesting faces. more > Buzz Guide 560 Pen Pals 565 Pen Pals Buzz Talk World Rock/Pop