June 13, 2014

Live Drawing / Guest Artist at Lane Crawford

Kitty N. Wong / Live Drawing at Lane Crawford
I'm so excited to share that I was invited by Lane Crawford to be one of their live drawing artist for the Global Traveller in store event last month. They had three artist working at each of their Hong Kong locations, Cary Kwok at IFC, who's work I was really inspired by after seeing it at ARTHK11 and Telephone Fung at Times Square, Causeway Bay. It was surreal to see one of my illustrations blown up as a life-size backdrop for this job!

For three days I was set up at the Canton Rd. store doing quick 5 minute live portraits for guests of the event. How can you top a temporary studio inside Lane Crawford? Surrounded by a bucket of drawing utensils, glamorous people, the latest collections, amazing soundtrack and an endless stream of sparkling water (gelato and bubbly too!), I felt spoiled! 

The theme of the illustration was 'Front Row' the idea being that the guest would be sketched sitting next to some of the fashion greats, Grace Coddington, Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, his little kitty Choupette and Anna Della Russo. I also wanted to feature an Asian star so who better than Fan Bing Bing? Who is known for her otherworldly beauty and out of this world fashion choices.

Kitty N. Wong / Live Fashion Drawing at Lane Crawford Hong Kong
Click through to see the rest of the image heavy post and photos from the three day event.

Kitty N. Wong / Chic Girls Live Drawing at Lane Crawford

Kitty N. Wong / Ruffles & Stripes Live Drawing at Lane Crawford
Stripes are always fun to draw, as well as pearl earrings and other white detailing with the Japanese Sakura Gelly Roll pen I just got while browsing art supplies stores in Guangzhou a few weeks ago.

Kitty N. Wong / Blue Skirt Lane Crawford Live Drawing

Kitty N. Wong / Patterned Jeans Live Drawing
A lot of the guest were super friendly and I got to chat with them while doing their portraits, being able to get out of the studio and interact with real people is one of my favourite things about doing these live drawing jobs.

I even got to meet some really cool people like Rajo Laurel, a Filipano fashion designer and he had a fabulous fan that made a perfect illustration prop. And Soleil Ignacio, a fashion illustrator in Manila, we've been following each other for a while on Instagram and it was so cool to finally meet her in person. She even gave me a pack of her gorgeous prints, I can't wait to put these beauties up.

Kitty N. Wong / Rajo and Choleil Live Drawing
All and all, it was an amazing three days at the Lane Crawford Canton Rd. store. Thank you so much for having me Lane Crawford! And for all the guest who took the time to sit down and have their portrait done, you guys are awesome. Hope you readers enjoyed the illustrations and photos!

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