Kendra Scott NEW SoHo store sketches! by Deanna First

Big things are happening for Kendra Scott! They announced that they will be opening their first ever store in Manhattan as of August 31st at 126 Spring Street. I was thrilled when then approached me with the opportunity to illustrate the soon to be interior and exterior sketches. I've been wanting to get into decor sketches lately and really do love the process of switching up my regular routine.

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I used a mixture of elements to bring these pieces to life. I started with pencil, micron and copic markers before adding shading and tweaking the layout in the computer. I love using a combination of digital and by hand since digital allows me to easily provide different layouts and colorways for my clients.

 

 WWD feauture

WWD feauture

 Preview launch event 

Preview launch event 

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Kendra Scott Fall 18 Southampton X Live Sketch by Deanna First

I was honored when one of my favorite jewelry brands Kendra Scott approached me to live sketch at their store in Southampton to celebrate the upcoming launch of Kendra Scott Fall 2018 line!

I've only been to The Hamptons a handful of times so it was exciting to get the chance to go back. I custom drew their Filigree Photo Frame in antique silver and rose gold prior to the event. I always leave a little bit of space for my sketches which take roughly 5-7 minutes to draw. 

Customers could sip on lemonade, get sketches and were treated to their favorite snacks with every purchase. 

If you missed me this time I will be back in September at the opening of their Soho store in NYC! TBA specific date and time but stay tuned. :)

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Hand painted bags by Deanna First X Modern Picnic Design by Deanna First

I had the opportunity to team up with Modern Picnic which is a super cool brand that just launched dedicated to making the chicest lunch bags I've seen! They are fully insulated and look like a high-end classic purse from the outside. I was so amazed by the quality of their product I knew I wanted to collaborate with them!

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I was excited to switch up my usual paper and pencil for purses and paint. It was refreshing and really enjoyed how easily the paint glides onto faux leather material. It is becoming my new favorite thing to illustrate on. We hosted a giveaway last week with the bag. If you aren't following along on my social @deanna_first please do! I post more of my daily sketches and experimental artwork there in addition to my next live-sketch events.

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To see more of Modern Picnic's bags click here @modernpicnic P.S. We are having another giveaway soon with a different design so be sure to stay tuned!xx