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Miss Led Watercolour fashion illustrations for Head & Shoulders Limited Edition Bottles

So great to finally see my Head and Shoulders ladies launched and getting some lovely press.  I was commissioned by Ketchum last Summer through my wonderful agents Illustration to create five characters that reflected the benefits of each of the limited edition shampoos. The brief requested a fashion styled group of ladies that would appeal to 18-25 year olds. It was also an opportunity to work on a group of diverse characters, poses and clothing that illustrated different styles and attitudes of young ladies, like my own pristine girl band.

 

 

 

 

MISS LED WORKSHOP BARCELONA

So excited to announce that the Miss Led European tour continues. I’m really enjoying a month in London after a good number of excursions this year.

From Offset Festival in Dublin, following a week later with my delivering an intensive 3 day course in Seville, live painting for a lavish event in the beautiful city of Rome to a trip to South Wales to meet my youngest group of journalists in Merthyr.

The venue and dates are set, I’ll be running two workshops on the weekend of July 11-12th in a 17th Century palace in Barcelona. One of my most favourite of cities.  There will be limited places, so keep a look out for flyers and further details coming really soon! And hopefully see you there

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Miss Led European Tour: Live Event Portraiture Rome

My latest European venture took place in the stunningly beautiful city of Rome this April, hot off the back of running a course in Seville.  I was commissioned privately to create super sized fashion styled portraits for a very special 18th birthday party hosted at the Salone delle Fontane.  With over 570 guests and the biggest cake imaginable, the event was pretty spectacular.

I’m hoping to have further imagery soon, as it all sped by so fast. But here’s a few pictures from the evening.  My large drawing panel draped in Fabriano paper for the evening, a really quick phone shot of my early favourite portrait and the beautifully impressive event venue.

 

Paddle Against the Flow Book Illustration

This year Huck Magazine released their first book, and you’ll see two of my commissioned portraits grace the pages.  Really enjoyed working in macro detailing on these illustrations.

Find out more about the publication and contributors here: Paddle Against the Flow

 

 

 

Miss Led Watercolour Illustration for Head and Shoulders Limited Editions bottles

I was invited last August by Ketchum powered by the lovely team at Illustration Ltd, to help with a new and exciting campaign for leading Shampoo Brand, Head and Shoulders for 6 new limited edition bottles.  The six different watercolour based illustrations that accompany each bottle will launch this April.  Here’s the first that’s now live!

 

Miss Led Portrait Workshop for Vans Classics

It was great to partner with Vna Magazine and Vans again this weekend. To commemorate 38 years of Old Skool Classics I was commissioned to create two original works for the party.  I delivered two 2 hour portrait drawing workshop at House of Vans this Saturday! And the best news is that it’s totally FREE!!

All materials will be provided including reference and lots of ideas and inspiration.

We only have 15 places available per session so get on the following link and book in.  See you there x

See all the details here: http://goo.gl/3FJwIs

VnA Street Artists Exhibition at House of Vans

This Friday I’ll be showing two new paintings that I’ve been putting together this week! Working to A1 size I’ve chosen to paint on heavy Fabriano stock. The brief, which was pretty open had only two requirements. That the work was to be predominantly black on white and that a Vans stripe would be included somewhere on each piece.

Come along this Friday to see my work and also paintings by Will Barras, Inkie, Tizer, Candy Lo and Stika! All the details of this and to reserve yourself entry to the after party here: http://houseofvanslondon.com/art

One of my two paintings showing at House of Vans, Friday 11th April

Miss Led Portrait Illustration Workshop: Seville

Due to such a busy few weeks, I’m just picking up where I left off last month. And March found me in sunny Seville.

Not only did I make my first trip to the beautiful city, but I had the most wonderful opportunity in delivering a 3 day intensive course to an amazing group of people in collaboration with La Galeria Roja Gallery.

Following artists such as Conrad Roset, Steve Simpson, Guim Tió and Carmen Mansilla who had worked with the gallery, I had 3 days to really explore what my students wanted to take away from our time together.

What united the group was the desire to learn how to draw the face, so that’s where we started. We looked at refining and developing our sketches and also how to create and build a narrative around our chosen subject. We rounded this up with, how to incorporate text and supporting elements, finishing with watercolour experimentation.

The group were also keen to understand how to use the internet as a viable tool for art promotion. I covered this with the inclusion of sites perfect for peer collaboration, merchandise, introduced other ideas, and also basic ways to improve your followers and traffic on social networks and websites.

The purpose of an agent, and the best way to promote your work to them, as well as how to know which one is the right one was discussed at length.

I’ll be running my next workshop commissioned by Vans this coming weekend in London.

I am always available to discuss workshop ideas and placements. I work with galleries, art and retail brands, corporations and with community settings. If you’re interested in finding out more. Please get in touch via: hello@missled.co.uk

Thanks again La Galeria Roja, I had such a wonderful time. Check out the link as they have some incredible artists lined up over the next couple of months, so go check them out!

Freshening it up with FKA Twigs

Trying to keep the work fresh and slowly updating the folio.  I’m especially fond of working digitally at the minute with a mobile workstation as projects are taking me out of the studio a lot this Spring.  More on that shortly.  Much of the work happening  I can’t talk about right now, so here’s a quick portrait of the wonderful FKA Twigs.  And check the new sections on the Portfolio page – with new folder additions Publishing & Editorial and Hair & Beauty. Fresh….. 

MISS LED HAIR AND BEAUTY CELINE CATWALK ILLUSTRATION

Super inspired by the Celine Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear Collection I thought I’d revamp an existing sketch to suit the show as I’m resting at home this week. It’s also a comment on my Mum’s new haircut, and low and behold it’s Mother’s Day this Sunday …. How about that !

The piece started off with a pencil sketch on copy paper and using made and digital textures alongside colour and lines I brought the drawing to life. The elements and colours all relate to the show including the blue deers which grace their beautiful silk shirts.  Check the collection out here