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Miss Led Art Book – Figure Drawing – Finishing this month

With the completion of a 50 faces portrait project with Laurence King and my Portrait Drawing with Quarto now complete, I’m working hard to complete the final publishing project – Figure Drawing – with Quarto Publishers.

It’s been an intensely busy 10 months, thanks for sticking with me.

Teaser – For one section of the book I’m practising quick street sketching and feeling a rekindled love for brush pens & continuous line exercises.  It’s been great to go “back to school” – to remember all the super quick and fun exercises I’ve learnt over the years of drawing and painting –  to be able to pull them all together in two nifty pocket size guides for you.

More information coming soon – AND keep a look out – Book one, Portrait Drawing – The cover reveal is on it’s WAY!

Here’s a street drawing progression from the Figure Drawing book, the second in the series to be released this Summer

Using continuous line on cartridge paper. Trying my best not to take my pencil off the paper.

Using a light box and Xerox paper I’ve drawing inks lines on top of the original quick sketch refining and introducing further lines and shading.  This is then scanned as a gray scale image.

I wanted to introduce a spot of colour to give a sense of distance within the environment – here using Liquitex acrylic inks and lots of water using a Derwent water pen.  This was scanned as a colour image, so you can see the green ink trace that was in the black before changing the pigments.

2017 Roundup & Happy New Year !

 

Hey There 2018  Happy New Year Friends

What a crazy year it has been, so happy we get to celebrate the coming of a new one… Here’s to it being our best yet.

I want to say a huge thank you to all for your unwavering support across 2017!! It has been my most fulfilling and busiest yet. For those who have engaged online, emailed me kind words, bought prints, come to shows and exhibitions and also to my wonderful clients who have commissioned and continued to collaborate with me on some of my incredible projects and art works THANK YOU!!


This year flowed in very different waves. It was mostly dominated by huge publishing projects.

Visibility on and offline, personal projects and self promo definitely took a back seat in 2017

It was great to take a more introspective approach to the year, especially as I was embarking on being an author of not one but two books!

And these were some of my highlights. I created my first of 2 drawing books. These will be available for pre sale in the next couple of months with Quarto Publishing! So exciting!!

I collaborated with an architectural company in LA marking a very new kind of interior project for Henkel – with work completed this month!

I continued work with the wonderful team at Wacom producing a film with a friend on another one of their mobile tablets to be released in the next month. Keep a look out for that.

Made my longest across country work trip to Philadelphia, for another film project which launches this February

Launched Miss Led watercolour brush sets with Escoda Brushes – beyond exciting.

And finally, I decided to take the big step of going solo in Autumn and said goodbye to my agency after 8yrs – which was seriously terrifying though thankfully totally exhilarating. Here’s to a brave new future!

A year full of first attempts, experimentation, stepping back and reflection.
Can’t wait for this year to unfold

Miss Led : Going Solo

We’re so happy about our new foil blocked business cards! Thank you Moo.com ! What a great way to celebrate going solo and being agent free for the first time in almost 8yrs! Wow, I know right?

Admittedly breaking away from my wonderful agents after such a long time, was not the easiest thing to do, I’m now thrilled to now working directly with my many existing wonderful clients, to meeting many more in the future and cracking more diverse and fabulous projects.

So it’s ALL change here with many new directions in sight.

The next few months will be spent concentrating on my first two Miss Led book series with Rockport Publishers This allowing some time to incubate plans for new ventures and bigger travel plans. For now under wraps but don’t worry, we’ll make sure to keep you in the loop! X

 

MISS LED BRUSH SETS IN COLLABORATION WITH ESCODA BRUSHES BARCELONA

I’m super excited to announce the launch of my collaboration with Escoda Brushes Barcelona this month.

This is one of two Miss Led Signature sets now available HERE

Carefully selected these are the culmination of many months of testing ALL of the Escoda natural and synthetic brush range. These are my absolute essentials

You can also see the brushes in action in video format, because of course we have that covered.

After months of working with every natural and synthetic brush in the Escoda acrylic and watercolour range I have very carefully selected my ultimate essential brush sets

See the short film that marks the beginning of a beautiful relationship when I first collaborated with Escoda last year, live watercolour painting in Barcelona – See the video here

We’re very proud of our collaboration. Let us know what you think

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Miss Led Drawing Books in Progress

It’s all gone a little quieter on social the last few months

Here’s a little teaser of one of three publishing projects on the go which are taking every minute around the clock to produce. Only a few months to complete and we’re nearing half of the first, it’s been such a great opportunity to work on such involved projects.

Studio works in progress feature all new client work to include 50 celebrity portraits for a fun project for Laurence King Publishers. Another exciting new client based in the US, Rockport publishers are giving me the opportunity to produce two considerably dense Miss Led drawing books, one exclusively portraiture and the other figure drawing. Featuring a stack of tutorials, how to’s and a gallery of my favourite new and old illustrations.  So. Exciting!

So get sorted with your notifications on Instagram as we’ll be posting flash tutorials, work in progress shots and mini videos as we go along.

This Saturday 1st July : Mural launch at One Vintage Boutique, Kensington, London

Please join us for the unveiling of a new mural and window artwork inspired by One Vintage’s 19th century oriental embroidery pieces.  

 

Champagne and Treats

Saturday 1st July 2017

3 – 8pm

ONE VINTAGE

Kensington Park road

London

Inspiration, Education & Beauty

Feeling Inspired

I hope your 2017 is unfolding productively and positively so far. Although the global climate is concerning and much lays in doubt, I take comfort in observing this sense of fear and worry offset by vast numbers of wonderful humans connecting and sharing love, strength and most of all defiance. I feel connected and inspired.

It’s now officially February! Since taking a bit of a step back from social media – see above – and a good few weeks off creating new work, I’ve spent a lot of time questioning what I do, why I do it and what’s actually next. More on these musings soon….

Miss Led Fine Art Prints & Originals

Last weekend saw the official and exciting launch of, Eye Contact , a Miss Led fine art print collection, a body of six works focusing on female culture. As a point of departure from my London debut solo show, Intimate these works saw me re engage with the excitement and development of creating personal works for print. I’ll also be creating more artworks in original and large format too. Very very exciting!

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Partnering with Google to work in Virtual Reality

My experimental free drawing environment using VR paint software Tilt Brush is now available to view online! Commissioned by Google and created at their Paris Academy was something so very new to me and a HUGE step from my usually considered and meticulously rendered works.  What a great opportunity that has been a gift that keeps giving …

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Miss Led Presents Google Tilt Brush at Business of Fashion conference Voices

…. As you may have seen online or in my earlier post that I had the incredible opportunity to present the software at hugely prestigious event for Business Of Fashion, Voices. Following on stage after Will.I.Am and Mario Testino and last speaker at the 3 day conference, my nerves and skills were seriously tested. What a total blast. Thanks to the team at Google US and London.  You’ll see my presentation starts at 4:05:11

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Dress created live on stage in just 5mins – inspired by John Galliano, who was also present at the conference.  The butterfly corsage, inspired by Alexander McQueen which really highlighted and explored the 3Dimensionally and space within the Virtual environment.

See previous posts for more images and information about the event and other speakers.

Harry Potter Fantastic Beasts Official Fashion Sketchbook

So happy to finally announce my commissioned work for Harry Potter Fashion Sketchbook last year! I spent last Summer creating illustrations of the fantastically dressed film cast, well before the production was previewed.  Such a thrill!  Working to meticulous detail on all the buttons, clasps of waistcoats and fine suits of the victorian era was just divine.  I can’t wait to show you more as I await my copies to hit the studio this month!

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Miss Led Illustration For Fashion – Still available to buy

I’m so very proud of my recently launched video tutorial produced by Train To Create. We’re still receiving lots of exciting press and feedback from the feature length video download. Perfect for inspiring new techniques for professionals and also getting you started as a beginner.  You can get a £10 off voucher via Computer Arts Magazine HERE

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Miss Led Presents Digital Painting in VR at Business of Fashion Conference for Google

I was commissioned by Google to present the first European demonstration of Google Tilt Brush. Their Virtual Reality paint software.  It was such an honour to take on the role and live paint in front of an audience that included some of the biggest influencers in the fashion world. My talk and live painting followed the incredible Mario Testino and Will.I.am

An incredible weekend in the Shire for Business of Fashion Conference at Soho Farmhouse . See a selection of my images below

Gala Dinner and Drinks in Honour of Mario Testino

Champagne reception and Gala Dinner with Mario Testino

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Champagne reception and Gala Dinner with Mario Testino

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Miss Led live painting for Google Tilt Brush software in Virtual Reality on stage at Business of Fashion Conference

 

Miss Led Presents Fashion in VR for Voices Event this weekend

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I’m super excited to share some very exciting news with you this week. I’m honoured to be presenting and live painting in VR with Google TiltBrush at Soho Farmhouse for this weekend’s Business of Fashion event, Voices

I worked with Google in 2007 live drawing to celebrate the launch of Google Earth at a Cut and Paste Event in East London. It’s great to be working with them again on such a high profile event.

Commissioned this Spring to create an artwork in virtual reality meant a visit to the Google Academy in Paris and playing with the new, very exciting paint software for the day.

I’ll be presenting the Virtual Reality TiltBrush software through demonstration. My plan is to create live, a couture Dior inspired garment in less than 10mins. It’s a challenge I’m very excited to undertake.

Other speakers and presenters over the two day event are –  John Galliano, Mario Testino, Tom Dixon, Amber Valletta, Will.I.Am and many many more.

 

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Miss Led Eye Contact Print Collection now available

Hello!
I’m so thrilled to announce that my new print collection is now available.
If you want to buy Miss Led art (https://www.myartbroker.com/artist/miss-led/> then you’ll love this news!
I’m super excited to let you know that my new project, EyeContact is live! This is a collection of six limited edition silkscreens which all explore feminine visual culture.  I’ve loved creating this collection, it was a chance for me to be completely open, to try out ideas that I’ve longed to experiment with, and ultimately to create something beautiful, and thought provoking.
Take a look and buy art (https://www.myartbroker.com from EyeContact at myartbroker.com.
Thank you, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the collection too.
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