Giorgio Armani – Live Beauty Sketching

Hello lovelies,

As some of you may recall , if you saw my last post and /or on Instagram , this past Saturday , I sketched live with Giorgio Armani for their event at Saks Fifth Avenue, in Maryland. I sketched from 10:30 until 7 pm with a short break in between for a quick bite. Sketching beautiful people to music for 8 straight hours – nothing to complain about . It was a busy , fun filled energetic day as clients got their makeover done by celebrity make artist Tim Quinn and designer Jesus Estrada along with the Armani beauty team .

I was asked to create sketches of clients in about 15 minutes or less . I chose to do a mix of watercolors , ink and pens. I love doing the quick washes in watercolors and ink and refining it with pen. I started out doing 15 minute sketches , but as the day went by and it got busier in the afternoon . I had to hammer out sketches in less than 10 minutes. But, I love a challenge  🙂

Here’s some of the behind the scenes look and some of the sketches at the event. Enjoy and I’d love to hear your thoughts !

And , thank you all for the support you’ve given me on this crazy journey of mine in the world of illustration. It almost seemed impossible when I started out, but reading your comments, emails and messages keeps me going . I truly value your support !

Cheers,

Laksh

December is here..

Hello lovelies,

I cannot believe the  year is almost drawing to an end. Its the beginning of December.  In our household, it means, I just got done with both my kids’ birthday parties. Majority of the birthdays in our family begin in October. My sisters, my husband, father- in-law, my niece , my son , my brother-in-law and my daughter. Lots of birthdays, phew !

December begins with my daughter’s birthday , there’s holiday parties, Christmas , my own birthday and of course the year ends – in that order .

There’s lots of illustrations to be done , in all of this, of course.

I’ve been busy with a few commissioned pieces, which I love. If you’ve been keeping up with me on Instagram, you’ll see the stuff I’ve been playing with.

It’s hard to pick , but here are some of my favorite pieces.

I came across this gorgeous dress designed by Suneet Varma, an Indian designer. The red just caught my eye . Give him some love. Really one to watch .

This particular piece was regrammed by the designer. yay.. to me its a recognition that the designer appreciates the way I interpret his vision in my own way. I also feel very connected to the designer and his/her vision.

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Suneet Varma

Who doesn’t like shoes and heels ? Pair them up with some frayed hem jeans as reported by The Zoe Project – you’ll be on point.

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Heels and frayed jeans = awesome 

 

I love illustrating movement , as is obvious in many of my sketches – be it fashion , street style , dance and sport . Its all about conveying that energy in an artistic way. I am inspired by the photographs taken by the nycdanceproject . If you haven’t checked them out, you should. Here’s a sketch inspired by their picture from last Monday.

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Ballerina

More shoes. I love them .. which girl doesn’t , right ?

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Pantone delighted the world by announcing the Color of the Year for 2016 – not one , but two – Rose Quartz and Serenity ! Thank you , Pantone !

 

 

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This is me, literally , thanking Pantone !

This dress .. speechless !

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Marchesa Fashion’s SS16 couture from NYFW 

I also want to highlight the fashion happening in Australia . I am an Indian-born Australian living in the U.S. I tend to stay connected to all these parts of me through illustrating them . Keeps me inspired and hopefully , I bring to you content that is fresh and new.

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Erin Holland dressed in Danni Minogue for Target Australia and Jean Paul Gaultier. Pretty Stunning , huh ? 

Lastly , I want to leave you with this gorgeous ballerina – yes, again …

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Leanne Lovette for nycdanceproject 

This one just felt like she was floating – poetry in motion. One of those pictures that you feel just has to be illustrated !

I hope you have a lovely week ahead of you . I will be back again to share more with you . In the meantime, email me – lsartillustration (at) gmail.com)  to say hi or follow me on Instagram to keep up and connect .

Cheers,

Laksh

WhoWhatWear – Your Ultimate Guide to Fashion’s Best Illustrators

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About a month ago , NYFW showcased some finest creations. I was inspired by the beautiful colors , silhouettes , gorgeous fabrics and wanted to interpret them in my style. My brushes , pens , paints worked quick and fast , trying to keep up with the shows as the models wearing them sashayed down the runway.

Last weekend , I was reading an article on WhoWhatWearYour Ultimate Guide to Fashion’s Best Illustrators . I knew most of the illustrators. They are uber talented with a client list that is so enviable that you will turn green – for sure.

And as I scroll down the list , I see my name in there .. I just about fell over. You can imagine my excitement being featured on WhoWhatWear – I’ve admired them for so long  ! I was reading the article since I knew Meagan Morrison was featured on it , so to find out that I was one on the list , completely by accident , was just pure joy 🙂

Go check out the list – it showcases some amazing illustrators .

Cheers !

Lakshmi