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Miss Led Works with BP Next Gen at The National Portrait Gallery – Workshop

I’ll be taking part in a very different kind of workshop this month.  Thrilled to be working for The National Portrait Gallery I’ll be working with the BP Portrait New Generation Youth Team. Though more to the point they’ll be running the show. Taking inspiration from the hugely exciting 100 Years of Vogue exhibition.

More details here: http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/event-root/february/pick-up-a-pencil-20022016.php

 

Miss Led 2 Day Illustration Course, May 14th &15th, Seville

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be returning to Seville to work with La Galeria Roja again this May to run a two day illustration workshop. So very exciting.

Following in the footsteps of my most favourite artists; Gabriel Moreno, Paula Bonet and Conrad Roset I’ll be looking at bringing something different to this course.  Last year after presenting my work I opened up the theme of the course to the participants, who wanted to work with the Fashion Portrait, Mixed Media and Narrative Based Portraiture – see HERE

Please keep checking back for details of what the course will entail. Other than being in one of the most incredible cities in Europe.  Hope you can make it!

Please make any enquiries for this to : Info@galeriaroja.com and also feel free to drop me an email if you’d like to discuss this or any other workshops you’d like to book!

FIND OUT MORE about the workshop series I deliver : http://www.missled.co.uk/miss-led-workshops/

Miss Led & Illustration Limited

A Huge Thanks to my wonderful agents Illustration Ltd in helping make 2015 a hugely successful year for Miss Led

Adding another list of big clients to my portfolio, I worked with more hair, beauty and fashion brands, including Head & Shoulders, H&M and Braun.

I also got to see my work animated for the first time for an advertising campaign for Clinique. I created my largest original portrait for a new US client, and I managed to juggle the most insane amount of work whilst learning a lot along the way.

Thank You !

Miss Led & Wacom Portrait Competition

I’m happy to announce that I’ve teamed up with Wacom to bring you a very exciting competition opportunity.  Get involved to have your work promoted to an audience of almost a million viewers. There are also some hot Wacom kit prizes up for grabs.

Do you think you can create a winning portrait?

How to take part

 

1. You’ll first need to sign up for your free tutorial -  Miss Led Tutorial -

2. Using the step-by-step guides and implementing the free downloadable brushes you’ll easily be able to create your own portrait. This can be a self portrait or of someone else

3. Once you’ve created your portrait you will then publish on your Instagram making sure you use the following hashtags – #madewithwacom #missledcomp if you don’t use these, we won’t be able to find your work.

Deadline

 

Artworks should be complete and published on Instagram before the December 21st

We’ll be announcing the winners on December 23rd

Winning prizes

 

Two winners will be chosen -

The first prize winner will receive – (which I can’t live without)  Wacom Intuos Pro tablet

Second prize winner will receive a Wacom Intuos Pro S tablet

With both winners and runners up, works will be promoted and shared on both the Wacom and Miss Led Instagram Channels with links to your portfolio

 

Paris <3

Led Pencil, Miss Led News Shot

I’m finally putting the finishing touches on, Led Pencil, a fresh new mail shot.  Please either comment below, with your email address or send it to: hello@missled.co.uk – Subject Line, ‘Sign Up ‘, and I’ll make sure you’ll receive the Miss Led News Report hot off the press.

With links to downloadable portfolio, future activities including workshop and live painting dates, competitions, product endorsement and more! Thank You X

 

 

Fashion Illustration Made with Wacom

Started something new… Since my recent Cintiq upgrade, thanks Wacom,  I have my 21ux at home.  Worked on this till 2am this morning. Feels just like the old days when I only worked at home, pre-studio. So this is the first pass, before I went crazy with colour and narrative.

More pics later! See other images and further work in progress images on my Instagram HERE

Digital Experiments with Wacom & Photoshop

How do you rid a painting itch when you only have digital at reach? Try to experiment with different Photoshop brushes I guess?  I’m very lucky to have worked so closely with WACOM the last year, my digital skills are definitely improving. And my floor is so much cleaner. My aim right now is to really develop a stronger impression. I’m confident with line, and taking it away, but how much is enough to still be bold?

I’m painting on a large canvas for an event with Liquitex and Subism in November. My recent appreciation that the dimensions for this piece are actually in inches, not centimetres has thrown me a little this week.

The canvas will be larger than those used in my recent solo show Intimate, this time I’ll be accompanied by an audience, not the luxurious solidarity of my studio. Oh and a timeframe of just 5 hours.  So anyone that knows me can agree that I’m a real perfectionist.  There’ll be no half bakery going on here. In the consideration that most of my portraits take a good two days to complete, and much rendering, mistake making, rubbing out and drawing again – suffice to say – I’ll not afford the luxury, I have to think of something a little different.   This weekend is mostly trying to conjure up something, simple, bold, effective and exciting to watch.

Below is an experiment – using digital (faux) Photoshop brushes. I’m now beginning to get excited. Oh, and if you were curious, its 48 x 60 / 122 x 152 cms.  Details on the event and how to get in, HERE  

BEGINNINGS

 

AFTER

 

Miss Led Interviewed on Arrest All Mimics : Podcast

I met with the wonderful Ben Tallon on day two of my recent trip to NYC. Inviting him in to my little rental apartment in Williamsburg it was great to see Ben, it had been a good 2 years since we met last.  In that time he’s written and released his debut book, ‘Champagne and Wax Crayon’s : Riding the Waves of the Creative Industry’, which has recently been voted top ten essential books for illustrators, and juggling his art direction and illustration work is now heading a great new podcast, Arrest All Mimics  the original thinking and creative innovation podcast.

He’s a total inspiration. So I was pretty chuffed when he asked if he could interview me on the other side of the pond.  A little sniffly, mid jet lag but hugely excitable, geared up for a very exciting week of meetings and appointments around Manhattan we spent an hour chatting about our love of the big apple, inspiration, positive early criticism, tenacity and my yearning for solitary confinement.  I hope you have time to listen – LISTEN HERE

I’m Live Painting with Liquitex & Subism November

I’m live painting with some serious talent this coming November in Shoreditch! See the flyer for everything you need to know! Register here to get your free ticket for the evening of live painting and music: CREATE LIVE

I’ve added past live painting, installation work and live event portraiture to my portfolio, which you can see here : MISS LED LIVE 

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