Very excited about my recent commission to illustrate the models at s.Oliver’s in-house fashion show live as it was happening on September 18th! This special collaboration includes the live fashion illustrations and portraits of select personalities of the German fashion company headquartered in Rottendorf. Here showcased are a few snapshots of the resulting live action drawings and the scene at the event.
I had a blast sketching the energetic fashion performance of the New York style icon Tziporah Salamon yesterday at the Cincinnati Art Museum. What a fun and fabulous event this was! The performance was preceded by a private Sunday cocktail reception and followed by a lovely seated luncheon at the museum. Invited by chief curator Cynthia Amneus and the event sponsor Moe Rouse I was able to capture the action straight from the front row.
This was also the first time using my spanking new 12.9–inch iPad Pro with Procreate illustration software. You can view a selection of the resulting instant sketches in the above slide show. Let me know what you think!
New live portrait drawing event, commissioned by Essentiel Antwerp for the ESSENTIEL ANTWERP X DESIGNERS AGAINST AIDS Collection Private Launch Party.
The party was held at the chique pop–up space A–TOWER in Antwerp and my task was to capture the essence of invited personalities including members of press and celebrities from Belgium and around. The drawing performance itself generated a great deal of excitement, and the brave ones who stroke a pose will receive the original drawing as a truly unique and exclusive keepsake — courtesy of ESSENTIEL ANTWERP and DESIGNERS AGAINST AIDS.
I was recently commissioned by RISD Museum to do a live portrait drawing event at its Todd Oldham, All of Everything Exhibition Dance Party.
The assignment - a huge success by the way, according to the museum and guests - included creating a whopping 24 live portrait drawings of selected fashionable VIP guests and sponsors in the course of the few hours that the party lasted! For those only watching I added an extra bit of glitter and sparkle to add to the feeling of glamour. Each finished drawing was put on a display and then on a rack to dry overnight, after which the selected guests could easily pick up their signed and packaged portraits.
Below are a few images from the event and resulting drawings - a big thank to you all who sent me these awesome photos!
If you are interested in having me draw at one of your upcoming events or shows or would like to discuss other possibilities of working together, please get in touch!
A few photos from the opening of the New Nordic Fashion Illustration Vol. 2 exhibition opening at the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design. If you happen to be in the area I really recommend visiting the exhibition. It is really well done, very impactful and provides a very nice look of the many types and styles of contemporary fashion illustration. For me this was also an amazing opportunity to meet my fashion illustrator colleagues whose work I have been following for years, but didn't know personally. Everyone was really friendly and enthusiastic to connect with each other - almost like a family getting together after a long time!
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A video of my recent lecture and live fashion illustration demo at RISD Apparel Department including a few of the resulting live illustrations. What a fun and energetic event and talented students! I never before had to explain how I create my live illustrations to an audience while doing it at the same time and it was great! I learned a great deal myself as well, because this made me really think about what I'm doing and articulate all the split second decisions that are natural to me, but new to the students. To be continued for sure!
Refining classic silhouettes through contemporary art and culture. Based in New York City, Misha Nonoo’s work showcases a unique outlook for the sophisticated urbanite – suffused with signature tailored separates and an adventurous spirit for everyday life.
For the Misha Nonoo F/W 15-16 New York Fashion Week show I was commissioned to create a unique illustration for the program flyer describing the collection's mood and to cover the backstage scene live during the fashion show. Above is the resulting illustration applied to the program flyer and the resulting backstage drawings. Enjoy!