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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.



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


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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: – 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  





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 


Miss Led Product Illustration for Savse

I worked with Tom Hardy Creatives  this Summer on a little packaging illustration project for Madeleine Shaw’s new juice range, which is stocked in Harrods, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols amongst many.  My job was to create a simple portrait of the wonderful entrepreneur and help illustrate the healthy ingredients found in the individual juice drinks.  Really lovely job! Thanks guys


Miss Led Packaging Illustration for Braun

So very excited to finally be able to share my work with Braun that began last Summer.  I was commissioned to create 3 illustrations for Braun Germany last year and that began a 5 month stylistic journey and exciting collaboration with the brand that have been making some of the most stunning design items since the 1950′s. Such an honour to be working with them.

At the beginning of the collaboration the work started in my usual drawing style where pencil met paper.  The designs slowly developed as the working relationship grew and became more shaped by colour and form. Using Photoshop to create vector style imagery and slowly taking away the more linear approach we were left with a style that felt classic but also retrospective, even touching on 1980′s fashion posters.  See the full project here:  BraUn x Miss Led 

Miss Led Hair & Beauty Illustration and Animation for Clinique Advertising Campaign

I’m so behind on my blog! This last month has been incredibly busy and I haven’t even had chance to tell you all about my epic NYC adventures. I’m jumping ahead with hopefully time this week to fill in the gaps – I also have two packaging design commissions – one being BraUn, an online tutorial for Liquitex Art Materials and so much publishing portraits to talk about too!

But this campaign comes with a time limit competition – which involves not only winning a goodie bag of Clinique products I’ll be drawing a portrait of the lucky winner. So click the image to access the video and competition page.