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HAIR AND BEAUTY ILLUSTRATION

Collating work this week – over viewing and checking in with it all and pulling out my favourites.  Nice to have the time, as it’s been an incredibly busy commercially led start to 2014.




NATIONAL TRUST MAP ILLUSTRATION SKETCHES

I’m starting to collate works and sketches created for my recent workings on the Porth-y-Swnt National Trust Map.  I’ll be uploading as a project soon.  So please keep checking back.  Here’s how the birds were originally introduced.  Loved creating these!


NATIONAL TRUST MAP ILLUSTRATION WORK

Details of the National Trust Map I’ve been working on with for the last couple of months. So great to finally see it in print!
Working closely with graphic designer Tina Borkowski: http://tinaborkowski.com I was pretty stoked to be illustrating for such an amazing organisation with a such great vision, on top of illustrating a beautiful area of homeland – Porth Y Swnt on the Llyn Peninsula. More Welsh projects please!! :)
More pics soon!

** COMPETITION – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY **

I receive such a large number of emails, comments and messages requesting career and portfolio advice that it seemed pretty fitting to run the next big competition in response to this.  As the number of followers on the Miss Led Facebook Page has risen to an almighty  300K  it felt this competition deserved to offer something a bit ‘bigger’ and totally unique.

Please visit the Facebook Page to find out all the details on how to gain an afternoon’s mentorship at my East London studio  + a place on my next workshop at the same venue – (dates TBC)

PORTRAIT ILLUSTRATION FOR EXCITING NEW COMMISSION

Really enjoying working in a heavy rendering style for a new illustration commission.  Working just in graphite, for now I’m hoping to move further with combining elements for a singular illustration portrait using more than one, well portrait… Will have to sit on this one for a little while, till publication.  Hope you like it!

** LIMITED EDITION PRINT RELEASE **

My ‘Dream Boots’ illustration is now available as a limited edition print!  ”Finally”, you all shout! Yes I know, been very tricky working on my own projects around my commissions this year so far.  But I’m not one to complain about a steady state of busyness.  Check all the details and the other works released either as giclees, digital and screen prints at my BigCartel online store

 

 

ROUND UP OF LONDON FASHION WEEK S/S14

Super quick sketches created at the Isabella Blow Exhibition: Fashion Galore

LONDON FASHION RELATED ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOPS AT CASS ART

During London Fashion Week, I was asked again to run related illustration workshops at CASS ART stores in London.  As the tickets sold so well previously, we agreed on pushing the boat out by delivering four workshops over one weekend.  The first two sessions of the Mixed Media Fashion Illustration sessions were held at CASS ART’s Islington store and the following two at their Kingston-Upon-Thames shop.

Running workshops is a really invigorating experience for me.  Being able to inspire and be inspired is a great two way interaction. It’s a feeling that everyone involved is coming away charged with new energy, excitement and bursting with ideas.  More please!!

A sunny CASS ART workshop studio Kingston Upon Thames

Our CASS ART workshop space at Islington, London

The hero brands for the workshops –  Letraset Promarkers, Letraset fine liners and Winsor & Newton watercolours

DAILY FASHION POST DAY 5: PITCH FOR LIVE PORTRAITURE USING IPAD

I do love a challenge!!  Trying out something new, again! With just over an hour practice time, with a new App and stylus this morning I had to create 15 minute images for a live fashion portrait project.  I had a test run, with Brushes application, and as I couldn’t find a stylus anywhere, finger painted on my iPad  yesterday evening for about half an hour.  My awful attempts can be seen on Twitter, luckily with the help of a few friends found that Procreate and, (of course), a stylus was the only way forward.  So after running back to the studio from CASS ART where I purchased a Sensu stylus, this morning a few sketches were created.  This one is my favourite.  Keep everything crossed as I really want this job!!

DAILY FASHION POST DAY 4: THE CHALLENGE OF COMPLETING THIS LADY

Originally live painted for Scrapbook Live, (an event curated and directed by my agents Illustration Ltd), last year, seems the right time to finish the fashion commission.  As the theme till mid February here at Miss Led, is celebrating the build up of London Fashion Week, eyes and work are directed towards that field.  Aiming to post something new, or complete existing fashion illustration it’s a good incentive to expand a very portrait heavy portfolio. It’s also pushing me to create more self directed imagery around commissioned work.  So, here’s Day 4 – work in progress post