LONG TIME NO SEE, BLOGSPOT.
Fashion Month (is that a thing?) just ended, and although it’s been a few weeks since it began, I thought I’d share the awesome experience I had at the start of it, at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week here in NYC. Some incredible illustrators and I were invited to draw for Samsung Mobile at their lounges, set up in the tents at Lincoln Center.
It was an opportunity that I am very thankful for, and I’d love to share some images and sketches from my time there. There were also some other illustrators drawing there as well, including a couple of good friends, like the beautiful and lovely Kris Mukai and Nick Iluzada! They did the most incredible work, and it was nice getting to chill with Kris on the day we worked together.
We drew celebs, editors, models, attendees, and anyone else who wanted a portrait, and we were drawing on the Samsung Note Pro. We used the SketchBook Pro application, which was quite a different experience for me, as I usually only edit or color my work digitally.
There were a few days where I was back in the VIP lounge backstage, which was quite beautifully designed by Swarovski. Celebs and models were flowing in and out at a constant – I was doing fast, 1-minute sketches, trying to catch a good likeness in the fleeting moments they had backstage. It was humbling, having the chance to draw the wonderful people I was able to meet.
The last day I was able to work, I was asked to draw at a couple of shows. I went to the Naeem Khan show, as well as Concept Korea, which were both so wonderful.
After the shows, I was able to share my drawings of the front row with those who sat in the front row themselves. Showing the designer Lie Sang Bong and the actress Holland Roden their drawings was most certainly a highlight, and such a pleasure.
An amazing week, indeed. A huge thank you to both Samsung and IMS for inviting me to draw. I’m humbled and entirely grateful for this experience. Kelleigh, Susie, and Sunny, you guys rule. Donald Bowers is the photographer who took all of the images here!