DIANE VON FURSTENBERG X DEANNA FIRST ILLUSTRATIONS by Deanna First

On Thursday, September 13 I teamed up with the team at DVF to celebrate Fashion Week in-store with offering shoppers a custom sketch with purchase. Live music by the talented DJ Xwnia Wolf was playing throughout the day and champagne were also offered to shoppers. I couldn’t of asked for more a more accommodating and enthusiastic team to work with. They truly made today memorable not just for myself by for every shopper that stopped in!

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 Katy Fonseco with her custom sketch by Deanna First

Katy Fonseco with her custom sketch by Deanna First

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 Pedro Torres and myself at DVF Meatpacking

Pedro Torres and myself at DVF Meatpacking

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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