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Christie's X Deanna First Live-Sketch by Deanna First

Can’t go wrong with velvet on velvet. What a magical night @christiesinc Lates Holiday Bazaar! Filled with exhibitions, specialist talks, demos, live DJ + champagne 🥂 I was honored to sketch talented @eddieross interior designs for #Christies December issue + live-sketch guests into the stunning decor backdrop. What a night to remember!

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Eddie Ross + Jaithan Kochar

Eddie Ross + Jaithan Kochar

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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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IOPE X Deanna First Illustrations Live Sketch Botanical Designs by Deanna First

I teamed up with IOPE, a K-Beauty brand last month where I sketched live on their skincare bottles which are sold at US Aritaum. Attendees could pick out a color-way for me to hand paint botanical and floral designs on. They needed a bit of time to dry so the bottles were dropped off next day to the guests. Check out this live video of me sketching in action! I used acrylic paint, sharpie and micron markers to make these custom illustrations come to life. #IOPE #USAritaum

205 Likes, 27 Comments - D E A N N A F I R S T (@deanna_first) on Instagram: "A little live action video from my event with @us.aritaum launch! Painted directly on the bottles..."
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