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MISS LED: INTIMATE EXCLUSIVE EVENT AND SIGNING

 

Following the success my presently running solo show, Intimate, theprintspace gallery have agreed to do a special Saturday opening – so we’re hoping it’s not too late for you to come and get involved.

 I’ll be presenting an illustrated talk covering all areas of my hugely diverse portfolio, to include my materials and process, sustaining motivation, overcoming challenges and personal development through client and self initiated projects.  To follow will be an informal Q&A session where you’ll be encouraged to get involved.

Prints will be available from the Intimate show on the day. So whether you’ve already bought yours already or choose to buy on the day, the artist will be available to personally sign the works.

We will be announcing the winners of the Miss Led x theprintspace special giveaway! For your chance to win, check out my Facebook here and Twitter here.

‘Intimate’ is also open Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm until the 24th of December.

PLEASE RSVP HERE OR BY CLICKING THE ABOVE IMAGE

Intimate: Miss Led Solo Show at theprintspace Gallery

PRADA SUNGLASSES

Sunny times at the studio! Inspired by my recent, but yet to be launched packaging project with BraUn. Very excited to be working bold and colourful. 

Talk with Little White Lies at Foyles Bookstore

It was a real honour to present a talk at the beautiful new Folyes bookstore in Soho, London this week, as part of London Film Festival.

In celebration of the release, ‘What I Love About Movies’, the first Little White Lies book launch, I was invited to share my working process and inspiration for the commissioned portrait created for the book of French Director, Claire Denis.

As one of three of the 50 illustrators commissioned to create works for the book,  I presented large projected images of my working environment and discussed in detail my creative process and influences for the Claire Denis and other similar illustration works created over the last year.  The other illustrators presenting were the wonderfully talented Thomas Danthony and Rupert Smissen

After a really engaging Q&A session,  it was great to meet some of the audience members through an informal book signing. The evening was a huge success.

Big thanks to Creative Diretor and artist Timba Smits, and Little White Lies

What I Love About Movies, Faber and Faber is now available – here

Review by Creative Review 

50% OFF SELECTED PRINT SALE THIS WEEKEND

Starting at 5pm this evening and running till Monday morning a large selection of prints will be available at half price.  Crazy huh? I know … So now’s the time for you to get your hands on your favourite one, or two perhaps.  Check the Bigcartel store to see the reductions available – Sale starts at 5pm

CORPORATE PORTRAITURE ILLUSTRATION NO.1

These are my favourite 8 portraits of 14 commissioned earlier this year for Freemaverns.  The time on these was extremely tight, and the only photo references I could access of each employer were their teeny Twitter avatar images – tiny!  So with this in mind the images are very stylised with the addition of watercolour blushes and texture.   The directed colours adhered to a very limited brief palette.  Was great to try a fairly new way of colourisation and make a bit of a mess with paint instead of working solely on the Cintiq! Another set coming soon

Corporate illustration Miss Led Joanna Henly

ACNE WASH ILLUSTRATION: ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN PITCH

Here are a couple of illustration options created for a campaign pitch last month.  Really loved doing these guys, the client however decided to go in another direction.  The product, the central block colour, has been edited for obvious reasons.

joanna henly fashion illustration miss Led

 

 

BRITISH AIRWAYS MAGAZINE ILLUSTRATION

Just this morning received my copy of the latest, High Life – British Airways Magazine, where you can see my double page image illustrating their top recommended technological companions for the avid traveller.  With a supporting Miss Led Vitruvian Man the brief required a background relaying the technological theme.  Here is another piece that sees my style covering different. Was great to diversify again.

The client was extremely specific when it came to the final outcome; from composition, elements and even colour.  The piece started as a line drawing, only using Photoshop for line, fill colour and a little blurring of original pencil marks.

FOOD ILLUSTRATION COLLAGE – LUFTHANSA AIRLINES COMMISSION

Retro inspired design style for some food illustration that I created as part of the 11 cities project for Lufthansa Airlines.  More coming soon!  Really loving collaging these pieces.

Porth-y-Swnt, The National Trust Map Collaboration

I’m really proud of my recently published collaborative project, working with the wonderfully talented  Tina Borkowski for The National Trust.

It was such a great opportunity to diversify my work, which at times was a real challenge as The National Trust have such a strong and beautiful visual identity that had to be acknowledged at all times.  Each illustrative element worked on, started with pencil and a sketchbook, some with great detailing.  The work was then carefully stripped down to create the final retro vector style you can see here.  Lovely to work on another Welsh project.  You can see the complete project, including details and first sketches in my  Portfolio  Mwy fel hyn os gwelwch yn dda!