Ultimo’s live illustration Event
I was thrilled to be asked by lingerie giant Ultimo to team up with them to provide live illustration at their launch in House of Fraser on Oxford Street in London. The event itself was a special evening party for selected London fashion and beauty bloggers. Each blogger was greeted with champagne and macaroons and was invited to choose their favourite lingerie set from the latest Ultimo collection. Then they were treated to a fashion shoot where they picked out an outfit to complement and wear over their lingerie set…..The theme was How I Wear It, and it was based upon your lingerie being the inspiration for the rest of your outfit with the thought being that if you are wearing fabulous underwear, a fabulous outfit will surely follow.
How I provided the live illustration
My job at the event was to illustrate each beautiful lingerie set the bloggers picked out, so they could take home a little memento of their evening. We rolled up each live illustration and tied them each with a lovely personalized black Ultimo ribbon. Each illustration takes me about ten to fifteen minutes max. I used brush pens to create a painterly effect. The champagne was flowing and the macaroons were delicious! It was a lovely evening and I hope all the bloggers had as much fun having their make-overs as I did creating their live illustration. Here are some examples below of some of the fashion illustrations I did in pen and brush pen, which really has a water colour effect.
Wrapping up the live illustration evening
All in all it was a really great night and very much enjoyed by all. Thanks Ultimo !! I love to offer live illustration as part of my services because it is so fun to do, and is the purest form of illustration. I think this is because when you only have ten or fifteen minutes to do an illustration, you have no time to quibble, you just have to be very observant and quickly get all the details down onto paper. There are no distractions and so the act of the drawing becomes very pure and undiluted. If you want to know more about the live illustration services that I offer, just go to my services page or my portfolio and take a quick look. Live illustration is a great thing to have at a corporate event, promotion or launch, or a special company party. My next live illustration booking is later on this month at Selfridges so I had better go and get practicing ! Here’s one last pic to sign off on, of one of our bloggers getting her make-over photos taken. It really is the best job in the world, providing live illustration.