Live illustration expert Ali Hansen

Ali Hansen shows off her live illustration skills

Live Illustration at Beauty Bay Launch Party

Last month it was a joy to work with Beauty Bay providing live illustration for their bloggers and influencers party in London. Beauty Bay were introducing an exciting new product called Liquid Crystals. This is an amazing range of multi-use glittery and metallic liquid eye-shadows. I had the fun job of illustrating a number of awe-inspiring beauty bloggers who all had incredibly colourful and creative hair and make-up. Each blogger was greeted by representatives from Beauty Bay and treated to a fabulous cocktail from the bar. They talked through and tried on an array of different products before coming to me for complimentary live portraits. We were going for a celestial feel to reflect the product so I asked each blogger what their star sign was and put their own star symbol and name on each illustration.

live illustration expert Ali Hansen

Ali Hansen creating beautiful live portraits

live portrait illustration by Ali Hansen

Ali Hansen does live illustration of blogger

Creating the perfect live portrait

To create a bespoke live portrait takes about ten minutes. I use a mixture of brush pens, fine liners and watercolours. I try to capture each customer’s style and emphasise the special features that give them personality. I really enjoy the challenge of capturing a likeness. Each blogger at this event had amazing unique style and had really gone all out to create their own signature hair and make-up. I found it a joy to provide live illustrations for such lively and unique looking ladies. Here are some examples of the live portraits I worked on that night.

blogger and her live portrait illustration

Happy customer at a blogger event

influencer shows her live illustration

Live illustration event in London

Live illustrator Ali Hansens work

Beautiful redhead by Ali Hansen

pretty live illustration of blogger

Unique hair captured by live portrait

live portrait by Ali Hansen

Blonde blogger and her portrait

Interested in booking a live illustrator?

I have been doing live illustration for the past five years. I have illustrated at fashion nights, student nights, blogger and influencer events, private parties, corporate events and special events such as Bat Mitzvahs. If you are interested in hiring a live illustrator please drop me a line on You can check out more about my live illustration services too here.



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