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Miss Led creating Live Digital Art in Düsseldorf with Wacom

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Looking forward to making my first trip to Dusseldorf for exciting live art event this Saturday night with my pals at Wacom.

When Wacom became part of the “Nacht der Museen” festival at Postpost Grand Central in Düsseldorf, Germany and I was asked to come along for the ride. I was to create work as part of a live contest which consisted of 5 street artist and illustrators from around Europe. At the event I was interviewed live, delivering my answers visually and projected large via a Wacom Cintiq 27in Touch and Pen. Too much fun!

See video below of the event’s roundup of activities

Inspiration, Education & Beauty

Feeling Inspired

I hope your 2017 is unfolding productively and positively so far. Although the global climate is concerning and much lays in doubt, I take comfort in observing this sense of fear and worry offset by vast numbers of wonderful humans connecting and sharing love, strength and most of all defiance. I feel connected and inspired.

It’s now officially February! Since taking a bit of a step back from social media – see above – and a good few weeks off creating new work, I’ve spent a lot of time questioning what I do, why I do it and what’s actually next. More on these musings soon….

Miss Led Fine Art Prints & Originals

Last weekend saw the official and exciting launch of, Eye Contact , a Miss Led fine art print collection, a body of six works focusing on female culture. As a point of departure from my London debut solo show, Intimate these works saw me re engage with the excitement and development of creating personal works for print. I’ll also be creating more artworks in original and large format too. Very very exciting!

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Partnering with Google to work in Virtual Reality

My experimental free drawing environment using VR paint software Tilt Brush is now available to view online! Commissioned by Google and created at their Paris Academy was something so very new to me and a HUGE step from my usually considered and meticulously rendered works.  What a great opportunity that has been a gift that keeps giving …

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Miss Led Presents Google Tilt Brush at Business of Fashion conference Voices

…. As you may have seen online or in my earlier post that I had the incredible opportunity to present the software at hugely prestigious event for Business Of Fashion, Voices. Following on stage after Will.I.Am and Mario Testino and last speaker at the 3 day conference, my nerves and skills were seriously tested. What a total blast. Thanks to the team at Google US and London.  You’ll see my presentation starts at 4:05:11

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Dress created live on stage in just 5mins – inspired by John Galliano, who was also present at the conference.  The butterfly corsage, inspired by Alexander McQueen which really highlighted and explored the 3Dimensionally and space within the Virtual environment.

See previous posts for more images and information about the event and other speakers.

Harry Potter Fantastic Beasts Official Fashion Sketchbook

So happy to finally announce my commissioned work for Harry Potter Fashion Sketchbook last year! I spent last Summer creating illustrations of the fantastically dressed film cast, well before the production was previewed.  Such a thrill!  Working to meticulous detail on all the buttons, clasps of waistcoats and fine suits of the victorian era was just divine.  I can’t wait to show you more as I await my copies to hit the studio this month!

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Miss Led Illustration For Fashion – Still available to buy

I’m so very proud of my recently launched video tutorial produced by Train To Create. We’re still receiving lots of exciting press and feedback from the feature length video download. Perfect for inspiring new techniques for professionals and also getting you started as a beginner.  You can get a £10 off voucher via Computer Arts Magazine HERE

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Miss Led Presents Digital Painting in VR at Business of Fashion Conference for Google

I was commissioned by Google to present the first European demonstration of Google Tilt Brush. Their Virtual Reality paint software.  It was such an honour to take on the role and live paint in front of an audience that included some of the biggest influencers in the fashion world. My talk and live painting followed the incredible Mario Testino and Will.I.am

An incredible weekend in the Shire for Business of Fashion Conference at Soho Farmhouse . See a selection of my images below

Gala Dinner and Drinks in Honour of Mario Testino

Champagne reception and Gala Dinner with Mario Testino

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Champagne reception and Gala Dinner with Mario Testino

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Miss Led live painting for Google Tilt Brush software in Virtual Reality on stage at Business of Fashion Conference

 

Miss Led Presents Fashion in VR for Voices Event this weekend

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I’m super excited to share some very exciting news with you this week. I’m honoured to be presenting and live painting in VR with Google TiltBrush at Soho Farmhouse for this weekend’s Business of Fashion event, Voices

I worked with Google in 2007 live drawing to celebrate the launch of Google Earth at a Cut and Paste Event in East London. It’s great to be working with them again on such a high profile event.

Commissioned this Spring to create an artwork in virtual reality meant a visit to the Google Academy in Paris and playing with the new, very exciting paint software for the day.

I’ll be presenting the Virtual Reality TiltBrush software through demonstration. My plan is to create live, a couture Dior inspired garment in less than 10mins. It’s a challenge I’m very excited to undertake.

Other speakers and presenters over the two day event are –  John Galliano, Mario Testino, Tom Dixon, Amber Valletta, Will.I.Am and many many more.

 

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Miss Led Eye Contact Print Collection now available

Hello!
I’m so thrilled to announce that my new print collection is now available.
If you want to buy Miss Led art (https://www.myartbroker.com/artist/miss-led/> then you’ll love this news!
I’m super excited to let you know that my new project, EyeContact is live! This is a collection of six limited edition silkscreens which all explore feminine visual culture.  I’ve loved creating this collection, it was a chance for me to be completely open, to try out ideas that I’ve longed to experiment with, and ultimately to create something beautiful, and thought provoking.
Take a look and buy art (https://www.myartbroker.com from EyeContact at myartbroker.com.
Thank you, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the collection too.
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Arrest All Mimics Podcast – Miss Led talks to Ben Tallon Again!

Lets Talk Podcasts : Are you like me and hooked on them yet?

I love to listen to podcasts and audiobooks when I’m working – other than gaining the joy of multitasking which I’m a little obsessed with – I get to shut off the left side of the brain. You know the instructive more pragmatic hemisphere . The one that brings down that once amazing idea and crushes to the ground? Yes, you got me. I get to shut that down and allow the right part to work in full swing. 

If you haven’t tried drawing, sketching, or painting with an audiobook I’d totally recommend you trying it. Only one caveat, it could be a little tricky to start, but worth the effort if you stick to it!

I’m going to introduce you a great resource – so there’s no excuse to get started right away.

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Around this time last year, I met Ben Tallon in an Airbnb flat in a very sunny Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I’d met him once previously at an industry event a few years back. In that time he was not only progressing as a hugely talented illustrator and art director, he was also a contributing writer to Design Week and had written a book that was in the top 5 rated selling books in illustration, Champagne and Wax Crayons

So pretty much a fresh arrival in NY and after a glorious run in the local neighbourhood we recorded Episode 3 of Arrest All Mimics.

Arrest All Mimics Podcasts are an invaluable resources for anyone working in the creative industry.  A wealth of knowledge and wisdom imparted by some of of the best in the creative community published for the creative community.

“Arrest All Mimics, as a title, is a nod to original thinkers and creative innovators who are doing their own thing, wholeheartedly. That ethos underpins the show, a casual, frank conversation with inspiring people about inspiring projects, influences, backgrounds and aspirations right across the visual arts, from design and illustration, to theatre and film, covering everything in between

The show started after Ben Tallon released his debut book, Champagne and Wax Crayons: Riding the Madness of the Creative Industries and wished to continue his documentation of the vast amount of stunning work in the arts. Working with Illustration Ltd, he began to explore the on-demand audio world of podcasting, which would allow people to hear from a broad range of creative professionals and not have to compromise increasingly busy lifestyles. Ben says “I think podcasting provides an instant and intimate medium that will allow listeners greater access to the minds behind some of the most trailblazing personalities and projects in our world. We all take inspiration from the path people have taken and I believe that everyone can take many positives from hearing about the unique journey that led them to producing something truly original. All creative work is a product of the personality, so Arrest All Mimics is about showcasing the people behind the work to allow us to join the dots.”

Touching on topics such as Illustration Careers, a talk with The Association of Illustrators, Identity and Creativity, Making a mark, Creating Ideas and more!


 

Guests include –

Illustrator, Artist, Art Director and live painter, Miss Led

Photographer and illustrator, Danny Allison

Illustrator and former Chairman of the AOI, Rod Hunt

Illustrator, merchandise Queen and author Sandra Dieckmann

Chair of Creative England, John Newbigin

Creative Director of Stylorouge, Rob O’Connor

Professor of Theatre at New York University, Rebecca Johannsen

Painter and artist, Robert James Clarke

The Association of Illustrators

And so much more!


 

Here’s links to both Pods –  Click on the following images to access a wealth of info on

  • finding your way back after a break from creativity
  • the power of positive enforcement
  • working with others and in groups for gaining confidence and inspiration
  • authorship – how to work with others and develop from designer to art director

ENJOY!

 

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Miss Led New Collection of Work : EyeContact

EyeContact Miss Led New collection of works coming soon

Sign up HERE for special preview date, guested PV, live stream and giveaways

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AOI Contracts Masterclass 22nd November

 

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I’m really excited to be sharing my experience and knowledge of working with contracts at the AOI Contracts Masterclass next month .  As a long standing member I’ve gained a huge amount of confidence and support through the pricing and contract advice given to me by the AOI so it seems fitting that I can impart some do’s and don’ts as an illustrator. If you’re a member you can get discounted entry to this and many other amazing online and live events. Go HERE to find out more

The AOI have played such an integral role in my business growth I couldn’t recommend being a member more.

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Providing an accessible insight into contracts, this master class will offer a general overview of contracts before focusing on motion contracts more specifically.

IP Lawyer Robert Lands, will take a look at illustration contracts in depth.  Areas covered will include the clauses that most often trip people up, the essential clauses that should be included to ensure the contract is fair and recent trends.

Media Agent Matthew Dench will then take a closer look at media contracts. With illustration increasingly becoming a cross-industry discipline, Matthew will cover the ins and outs of these often weighty and financially heavy contracts.

Lastly, we will have a word from long standing AOI member Miss Led who will give the illustrator’s perspective on negotiating and standing fast using examples from her past.

Practical examples will be drawn from publishing, TV, film and editorial and there will be ample time for Q&A with the speakers.
This session would suit agents and illustrators who are currently, or are hoping to work across a range of commissioning areas, providing concrete skills as well as building confidence.

This session is perfect for Illustrators and Agents alike, and we recommend to get your ticket now.

Tuesday 22nd November
2.00pm – 5.00pm
Tickets: £25 for Members (£40 for Non-Members). Get your ticket here!

Howard Kennedy, 1 London Bridge, London SE1
For more information contact us: members@theaoi.com or 020 7759 1010

Miss LED ILLUSTRATION FOR FASHION VIDEO TUTORIALS

 

 

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Miss Led’s Illustration for Fashion includes over 2 hours of intensive e-learning organised into chapters, allowing you to view the Video Tutorial Series in order or to pick or revisit individual chapters when needed.

Illustration for Fashion simplifies the process into 3 main steps, Drawing, Colouring and Finishing.

Learn to master both traditional and digital techniques in detailed step-by-step Video Chapters with Miss Led

So whether you are a beginner or an artist looking to develop your practice and learn new skills, you’ll find this Video Tutorial Series an invaluable tool for creating dynamically beautiful, client-ready illustration work.

 

Miss Led Live Painting with Escoda Brushes Barcelona

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I was lucky to be travelling again last week! This trip took me back to Spain to the beautiful city of Barcelona. My main aim being to meet and discuss a very exciting collaboration with the wonderful team at Escoda Brushes

After being in talks for some time, we have been very excited about finally collaborating on a project together.

So on a very typically sunny morning, a roof terrace over looking the most majestic  Sagrada Famalia was cleared and prepared as my studio for a few hours. Here with the view across the incredible city I created a new painting using a variety of Escoda hand made brushes and my very trusty paints.

I’ll be publishing more related images next week as part of a mini Instagram Take Over at Escoda IG headquarters. Please keep an eye out as the social posts will be a lead up to a short video of the live painting 

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