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

Live sketching with Giorgio Armani

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Friends, I am so so excited to announce that I will be working with Giorgio Armani beauty team this Saturday , June 3rd at Saks Fifth Avenue, Chevy Chase, Maryland.

This is a dream come true for me and I may have danced around just a little bit when I got the opportunity.

The details of the event are below in the invite to the Born Backstage event by Armani featuring celebrity face designer Tim Quinn . If you are in the area, do stop by at the event.

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I will be sketching portraits of clients at the event and I hope to see you there 🙂 Appointments are encouraged if you would like to be sketched, since it does get pretty busy . If you can’t be there , follow along on Instagram Stories for more behind the scenes from the event.

Cheers,

Lakshmi

 

 

Bloomingdales Live Sketching Event

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This past Saturday I was asked to live sketch at Bloomingdales, Tysons Corner. If I haven’t professed my love for live sketching – here it is. I love live sketching. It is exciting, energetic and seeing customers react to their custom sketches right then, is the best reward.

It was a busy event , I was sketching in the handbag and shoe department sketching from 1 to 4 pm. It was so busy, I had not a moment to put my pens down for a moment – not complaining ! Each sketch was completed in 10 minutes or so.

Here are some of the pictures from the event .

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My set up – before I fully set up and the sketching began ( Thats a cute Snapchat filter, right ?!)

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Truly a fun event to have been a part of ! Thank you for having me !

Cheers,

Lakshmi