sketching

Alice + Olivia X Deanna First Illustrations by Deanna First

I can’t seem to get enough of @aliceandolivia lately :) This time live sketching customers at their Madison location! Was amazing to see a percentage of sales going directly to @shalvacenter #shalva. Also, this polka dot lil number is by them too. Each sketch takes 5-7 minutes to sketch. I only need a small table and chair for my events. I bring the rest!

Their latest collection celebrated #KeithHaring and his iconic style which is used on prints and graphics throughout the garments.

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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. :)

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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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