Deanna First

ShopStyle Brunch X Deanna First Sketches at 1 Hotel BK by Deanna First

I was thrilled to work with ShopStyle for the first time this week at The Osprey located inside of 1 Hotel Brooklyn this week! The event was a beautifully executed brunch to celebrate ShopStyle's partnerships throughout the years. Guests could pick from 1 out of 2 backgrounds representing either the Brooklyn Bridge or a Rooftop overlooking the NYC skyline. I pre-illustrated the backgrounds and added in logo in advance.

This was fitting considering the venue location and hotel that is known for its stunning rooftop views! I attached a few photos from the event. Note, that my live sketches are done in 5-7 minutes each! Hope you enjoy!

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Design by Mixed Greens Events

Design by Mixed Greens Events

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LAFAYETTE 148 NY AT NORDSTROM, SAN DIEGO X DEANNA FIRST ILLUSTRATIONS by Deanna First

Proud to announce my very first event with Lafayette 148 New York this past week at Nordstrom UTC in San Diego on March 15th. Their Spring 2018 Collection is inspired by the power and confidence of women artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Helen Frankenthaler and Joan Mitchell. I am beyond honored to be a part of their #WomenArtists series.

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Lafayette 148 New York Models

The presentation started off with cocktails at 12pm followed by the runway show taking place at 1pm. Following the show guests were able to have custom illustration drawn in any of the Lafayette 148 New York looks to take home as a thank you for attending the show! #LafayetteLoves

BLOOMINGDALE'S VALENTINE'S DAY X DEANNA FIRST LIVE SKETCH  by Deanna First

With Valentine's Day around the corner Bloomindale's Roosevelt Field reached out for me to live sketch customers! I was pleased to be back again and see all of my favorite customers and employees. I love when I recognize familiar faces from my past events! They had the option of getting a custom fashion illustration of themselves or their loved ones on a card or an 8.5" X 11" paper.

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I typically use copic markers and colored pencils for my live sketch events since they dry quickly. The copic markers still have a watercolor vibe to them which always adds a bit of depth to my artwork. I sometimes use mini crystals or pearls to further embellish the illustrations and add an extra pop! They take roughly 5-8 minutes to complete depending on how many people are sketched.

I typically use copic markers and colored pencils for my live sketch events since they dry quickly. The copic markers still have a watercolor vibe to them which always adds a bit of depth to my artwork. I sometimes use mini crystals or pearls to further embellish the illustrations and add an extra pop! They take roughly 5-8 minutes to complete depending on how many people are sketched.

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Love seeing familiar faces!

Love seeing familiar faces!

In addition to my custom Valentine's sketches there was also a mime passing out heart shaped balloons and delectable chocolates. Looking forward to partnering with them for their next event in the future! Keep a lookout at their Huntington and Roosevelt Field locations.