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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

The Infinite Aura Collection Launch with Swarovski X House Beautiful by Deanna First

Last week I found myself live sketching with amazing views looking over New York City while at the Hearst Tower. We celebrated the launch of the gorgeous Infinite Aura Collection with Swarovski and House Beautiful! I was honored to meet Editor in Chief Sophie Dow Donelson at the event! Below are a few images from the night taken by Avano Hisa.

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Below is a sample background I created prior to the event. I used micron, pencil and digital editing to create the Swarovski back drop. I also hand glued Swarovski crystals to add accessories and a touch of sparkle to each illustration. They take roughly 5-8 minutes per sketch to create. Big thanks to Kailin Villamar and the rest of the team for having me!

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The Zoe Report X Sorel X Deanna First Illustrations by Deanna First

Excited to share images from my event with Sorel Footwear and The Zoe Report at Trunk Club Women in New York City! For my live sketch events I offer customized backgrounds which I sketch beforehand for client. Guests were able to pick 1 of 3 custom background with a theme From Barre to BrunchDay to Night and Commute to Conference. Each themed sketch matched a new Spring 2018 Sorel shoe. I then proceeded to sketch each guest in their #SORELstyle look of the night, which they were able to take home and frame. :)

Anthony Tran Photography

Anthony Tran Photography

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