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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. :)


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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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..."