The very first ‘Rock The Runway’ illustration from my new studio! Nicholas K’s super hot modern cowgirl. I want it! Stay tuned for a gazillion more A/W 2012 illustrations from me over the next month! xoxo
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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
I recently had a fun job working on a logo for Vous Valet- a new high-end vintage shop in lovely Vancouver, British Columbia. The art direction was specific & concise…aka easy peasy…the owner wanted a sweet Audrey Hepburn-esque girl in a black vintage dress, posed in front of the Eiffel Tower with her cute little Pom by her side. Her hands are formed into two V’s – for the victory of finding an awesome frock at Vous Valet! The store’s grand opening is December 20th- just in time to pick up some last minute holiday goodies! You can check out the soon-to-be updated website here! Happy Shopping! xoxo
So happy to be included as one of CUTOUT Mag’s 10 Best Female Fashion Illustrators Worldwide! You can grab a copy of the magazine here! Thanks! xoxo
A while back I was asked to do an illustration of Courtney Justice for her new blog, The Fashion Court. So happy to see that it’s finally launched & looking fantastic! I was given great styling concepts to use & I love that I had to incorporate caffeine & a gavel within the illustration! My verdict: The Fashion Court is a truly entertaining & informative fashion site. Justice is served! xo