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Petra Dufkova

Petra Dufkova - International Fashion & Beauty illustrator. Munich

From flowers and fragrances to high fashion and hairstyles, Petra Dufkova’s illustrations overflow with glamour and beauty. Based in Munich, the artist is originally from the Czech Republic and is trusted by major clients around the globe.
Her influences come from a range of fashion designers and artists, but one of her favorites is the Swedish illustrator Daniel Egneus. “His technique is very distinctive and full of spirit,” she says. Funnily enough, the same can be said of her own work. When she’s not painting, Petra enjoys travelling, keeping fit and cooking. Petra studied applied arts at a technical college and later focused on fashion, graduating as a stylist from the ESMOD International Fashion School in Munich.

Approach

After looking for ideas and inspiration by researching her subject, Petra plans her composition and then starts drawing or painting. She loves the aquarelle technique, where a watercolor painting is built up and enhanced through a series of semi-transparent washes. She also uses gouache.

Style

By using aquarelle, Petra gives her paintings a unique sense of depth and is able to vary intense detail and strong color with moody swooshes of blur and fuzz that soften the overall effect. Her work is very much in the vein of fashion illustration – figurative, often gestural, and always focusing on beauty.

Awards

2008 China Fashion Week - Best in Illustration

Client list

Petra’s clients include Ministry of Sound, Coca-Cola, Cartier, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Escada, Guerlain, Hermes, Swarovski, Vanity Fair, Speedo, Volkswagen, the Sunday Times and Wella.
The Foster Grant Anniversary
The Foster Grant Anniversary
Petra Dufkova creates glamorous fashion illustrations for Foster Grant's 90th Anniversary legacy video.
The Foster Grant Anniversary
A Royal Guide
A Royal Guide
Petra Dufkova works on a Mappin & Webb promotion for Tatler's new Royal Guide.
A Royal Guide
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