So where have I been the past few weeks? Painting, painting & more painting! In late December I got a call from Edelman PR asking me if I was available to do 100 Rock The Runway sketches for an event that T.J. Maxx/Marshalls was having here in the city on January 25th. They’re unveiling their S/S 2012 collection to fashion editors, and thought that original fashion illustrations would make a great gift for the guests.
Awesome- I work fast; I can do it! Anyway, after all was said & done, I got the trend doc a little over two weeks before the event & had to go into 24/7 painting mode- I didn’t leave the studio for 2 weeks, except to walk Tweak. Thank goodness I can get anything I want delivered, like Earl Grey Tea in bulk!
I spent part of the first day trimming paper to 8″ x 10″, then trying to figure out how to paint that small- all of my art is 11″ x 17″ or larger…I needed to get lots of detail & expressive line into such a tiny space! But after lots of trial & error, my triple-zero brush started working its magic & it was on!
So, I painted and napped for two weeks straight, then got an email on Friday night from my contact, Juli (a super nice, bubbly, quick-to-respond girl who made it very easy to take on this project!) asking if there was any way I could do 20 more illustrations since the event RSVPs were coming in fast & furious. Of course I had to say yes- they couldn’t have empty gift bags!
So with extra Earl Grey in hand, I painted 24/7 until they were all finished & delivered this morning! It was the craziest project I’ve ever worked on- a new personal record for that amount of art in such little time.
All 120 will be posted on my site over the coming week & unveiled on my facebook page throughout the coming months, along with photos of the event. Thanks to everyone who cheered me on & made awesome music mixes for me to paint to all night long!
Now I’m going to take another nap & get back to my regularly scheduled art- a NYC property map, more Zubrick Magic & TONS of new fun projects I can’t wait to share with you guys! xoxo