Earlier this week, we illustrated at the Ladies' Night shopping event at Meadowhall in Sheffield. Customers could sit with us for 10 - 15 minutes to receive a personal portrait. It was such a fun evening and we met so many lovely people. This creative experience left everyone smiling.
York Fashion Week 2018 (by Fashion City York) was a stylish week-long festival celebrating fashion and creativity across one of our favourite cities, York. When we first discovered this, we were eager to get involved and it’s lovely to now be a part of the festivities! One way we’ve been contributing to the magic is through live illustration. We were delighted to be asked to illustrate portraits at the VIP Launch Party at Marks & Spencer.
Whilst at the party, we interacted with local bloggers, entrepreneurs, fashion designers, stylists, makeup artists... the list goes on and on! Everyone loved socialising and celebrating. Our live illustration offered respite for those in need of a sit down! Those that did sit with us, had a lovely experience receiving a bespoke portrait drawn by us live on the night. Our favourite part of the process is seeing the guests’ faces light up as they receive their illustrations.
This week we hosted our first portrait illustration workshop at The Gallery at Cafe 164 in Leeds. It's a venue full of inspiration because of their regular art exhibitions. For us, it was the perfect place to host an illustration workshop!
During the workshop, we helped participants find their illustrative style and create a portrait that captures their personality on paper. We invited everyone to experiment with line and colour to explore the various ways you can draw facial features.
Bubble London is an amazing premium kidswear and lifestyle brands trade show. It was so lovely to attend. We spent the two days illustrating portraits of visitors and we even found time to perform our branding seminar. It was great to share the value of visuals with everyone.
Both days were jam-packed for us, luckily I took a couple of snaps before the madness began!