live sketching

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.

LORD & TAYLOR CHARITY DAY X DEANNA FIRST ILLUSTRATIONS by Deanna First

I was thrilled to team up with Lord & Taylor Garden City and Save the Children for their Charity Day on July 29th from 12pm-5pm! Customers had the option to either have an item of their choice customized or a fashion sketch of themselves drawn live with each donation or purchase. 

Heeling Soles also joined me collecting the gently used shoes which would be given to charity! I illustrated on t-shirts, tote bags and even back pockets on denim jeans! Some customers preferred an illustration to take home and frame of a sketch of their child or themselves while others opted for the customization of products. 

I was so excited to be part of this special day and can't wait to be back again!

Follow along on their FB page here https://www.facebook.com/LordandTaylorGardenCityNY/ for updates on their next events!