So this post is a little overdue (it's been a very hectic and exciting few months!) but I wanted to finally show you some of the portraits I drew when I was booked for live illustration at House of Fraser Manchester last March!
I had suuuuch an amazing time live illustrating at @houseoffraser Manchester on Saturday! Thanks so much to the HOF team & @lil_collective for having me. The House of Fraser mother's day promo had me (and other fantastic illustrators in other locations around the country) illustrating complimentary portraits for anyone who bought a picture frame. It was such a lovely idea, and I had lots of incredibly chuffed sons and daughters leaving with family portraits to give their mums at the weekend 💕 I can't wait until my next live illustration event! What a blast 😊
The event was to celebrate Mother's Day, so shoppers could get their own bespoke live portrait (or portrait from a photo!) to take home when they bought a frame from the homeware department.
I love creating live illustration instore, it's definitely hard work, but it's amazing to see how thrilled people are with their portraits, and brilliant to see a unique selling point for instore shopping!
I assigned 15 minutes to each portrait, and blocked it out into slots to make it manageable throughout the day (six hours of drawing is intense!). I love the challenge of drawing a sitter when they're right in front of me, it's a great opportunity to hear interesting stories, meet new people, and get in some good life drawing practice!
Huge thanks to LiL Collective for bringing me on board! Hopefully I'll have some new live illustration dates for you soon, or if you'd like a portrait yourself head to my family portrait Etsy listing!