Sydney-based fashion illustrator Marta Madison, is now offering high quality prints of her Zodiac Women Art Series.

 As seen in Rebirth magazine, October 2020

Two years ago I sketched out my first idea for what was to become an all-encompassing project: The Zodiac Woman Series.

I was doodling one day and out popped a very lively dancer: Libra was born. I thought to myself, I could make something out of this!

Librans are known for their balanced outlook on life, so, expanding on the  scales symbology,  I saw her as an Almeh, an Arabian dancer practiced in he art of singing and reciting classical poetry. Hanging from each arm are gold pans full of sapphires, attached to gold chains. She is adorned with jewels and wears a traditional dancer’s costume. She is so nimble and lithe, as she dances freely, with sensuous movent.

A bit about the process

Challenging myself to come up with the remaining 11 Zodiac star signs, I spent weekends sketching out ideas and then drawing them on to A1 paper in  the ‘tondo’ (round) format. I wanted to go beyond the normal stereotypical astrological symbols in this series. For example, Cancer is often shown with claw hands. Instead, I visualised my version of Cancer, standing in the evening light near the beach, offering up a pearl to the Moon Goddess, with her little crab friends basking in the dusky glow.

I also hid symbols in each drawing; for example, the stars in the sky are the true constellations for each sign. Other symbols are hidden in clothing or worked into jewellery. The viewer finds little tricks and stories in each drawing.

These hand-drawn posters include the birthstone and flower for each sign as well as a bit about the strengths and weaknesses. All printed on high quality giclee paper. 

A sampling of Zodiac Women posters and their content which includes description of the star sign trait, their birthstone and flower

Available from 10 October.

Chose from one of 12 original art pieces  A4 or A3 size on finest cotton rag archival paper. Prices for A4: $49.00 and A3: $69.00 includes GST and postage.

A set of all 12 is only $499.00 plus GST plus delivery ($24.00) within Australia. 

To order, click on your sign. You will be redirected to my purchasing page. You can also drop me an email marta@drawntofashion.com.au

 

 

Libra danciing wihile balancing sapphires, astrology, zodiac women, black hair, wedding hair, wedding art, red, blue, yellow art, painting, women, fashion illustration, top ten fashion illustrators, Sydney fashion illustrator, fashion illustration, megan hess
This was the first drawing that came to me in a vision and started me on my zodiac women series. Not surprisingly, I am a Libran, with my artistic temperament! Lovely Libra, balancing her precious sapphires on golden discs as she dances lightly through life. A true beauty, she lights up every gathering and is always the belle of the ball.
Aquarius holding her urn of water, ocean blue, astrology, zodiac women, black hair, wedding hair, wedding art, red, blue, yellow art, painting, women, fashion illustration, top ten fashion illustrators, Sydney fashion illustrator, fashion illustration, megan hess
Aquarius raises her urn to give life-giving water where it is needed. A woman of strength and intuition, Aquarius feels first, working from instinct and clarity to bring her insights and wisdom to any situation.
Aries guarding her rams, red coat, sunset, astrology, zodiac women, black hair, wedding hair, wedding art, red, blue, yellow art, painting, women, fashion illustration, top ten fashion illustrators, Sydney fashion illustrator, fashion illustration, megan hess
Aries wears an exquisite cape of finest wool spun from her trusty rams, whom she guards and protects. Her garment has the symbol of the thistle which is all about victory over adversity and resolute survival no matter the environment or situation.
Cancer in the moonlight with crabs, red hair astrology, zodiac women, black hair, wedding hair, wedding art, red, blue, yellow art, painting, women, fashion illustration, top ten fashion illustrators, Sydney fashion illustrator, fashion illustration, megan hess
Cancer inhabits the world of ponds, rivers and moonlit pools. Here she raises a pearl to the moon while her crab companions gather to bask in the evening’s dusky glow.
Capricorn with her faithful goats in a mountain setting, astrology, zodiac women, black hair, wedding hair, wedding art, red, blue, yellow art, painting, women, fashion illustration, top ten fashion illustrators, Sydney fashion illustrator, fashion illustration, megan hess
Capricorn surveys her snowy domain, wrapped in furs and jewels, her eyes the deepest blue. By her side are her loyal and nimble goats, they guard her and her guide her along the mountain passes. Her beautiful coat is gift from the mountain tribesmen who she has blessed with good harvest and fertile animals.
Gemini twins dancing with white veils, astrology, zodiac women, black hair, wedding hair, wedding art, red, blue, yellow art, painting, women, fashion illustration, top ten fashion illustrators, Sydney fashion illustrator, fashion illustration, megan hess
The Gemini twins are playful and sensuous, lovers of dance and earthly delights. Their white robes flow gracefully around them as they glide and twirl, the centre of attention, as always.
Pisces plunging into blue water with fish, astrology, zodiac women, black hair, wedding hair, wedding art, red, blue, yellow art, painting, women, fashion illustration, top ten fashion illustrators, Sydney fashion illustrator, fashion illustration, megan hess
Here we have Pisces plunging into her watery domain, bubbles rising, she reunites with her aquatic friends. I wanted to show the active side of the sign, the flow of her billowy dress and her hair. Pisces loves the vastness and solitude of the ocean.
Sagitarius taking aim in the forest with bow and arrow, astrology, zodiac women, black hair, wedding hair, wedding art, red, blue, yellow art, painting, women, fashion illustration, top ten fashion illustrators, Sydney fashion illustrator, fashion illustration, megan hess
Sagitarius, steady, measured, fierce and commanding. This feisty warrior sets her sights on what she wants and bags the prize every time. This drawing shows an athletic huntress, queen of all she surveys.
Scorpio atop her scorpion friend, desert, sunset, red claw, astrology, zodiac women, black hair, wedding hair, wedding art, red, blue, yellow art, painting, women, fashion illustration, top ten fashion illustrators, Sydney fashion illustrator, fashion illustration, megan hess, one of Sydney-based fashion illustrator Marta Madison series of Zodiac Women
The languid Scorpio lady is able is to command her stinging companion to do her bidding. Confident in the hottest of situations, she knows a sharp reply will get the respect she deserves. The scorpion has few predators and is highly adaptable to the environment, especially in extreme temperatures.
Taurus, spanish dancer with bull, astrology, zodiac women, black hair, wedding hair, wedding art, red, blue, yellow art, painting, women, fashion illustration, top ten fashion illustrators, Sydney fashion illustrator, fashion illustration, megan hess one of Sydney-based fashion illustrator Marta Madison series of Zodiac Women
Taurus is the defiant diva, a Spanish seniorita with a firm grip on life. She demonstrates grace, letting the dramas swirl around her, while keeping her composure. She is an example to others of elegance and strength in a beautiful, fiery package.
Virgo in a field, astrology, zodiac women, black hair, wedding hair, wedding art, red, blue, yellow art, painting, women, fashion illustration, top ten fashion illustrators, Sydney fashion illustrator, fashion illustration, megan hess
Virgo is a lass of the land. Grounded, fertile, lover of animals, she is a good natured girl, with a sunny disposition and clear complexion. This drawing is set in 1500, when the cotton coif was the popular headwear. Here she stands having finished her work in the field. The harvest is done and it is time for her lunch of bread and grapes with her devoted friends, the magpie and fox.
Leo astride her trusty lion companion, astrology, zodiac women, black hair, wedding hair, wedding art, red, blue, yellow art, painting, women, fashion illustration, top ten fashion illustrators, Sydney fashion illustrator, fashion illustration, megan hess
Leo is bold and fearless. She roams the desert with her faithful lion, searching for new lands to command. They respect each other’s strength, and honour one another’s beauty.