Live Sketching

Hello lovelies, I’ve been keeping real busy the last few weeks both on the home front side and the Illustration side.

A few days ago , as I was on Instagram , one late night – as one would be … I came across a local Magazine’s feed –SALYSÉ ‘ . I saw that they had a Behind the Scenes event for their next issue’s photo shoot. I got in touch with the editor , and as luck would have have it, she invited me over to sketch the shoot live ! How fun .

So I loaded up my sketching supplies on a Saturday afternoon and drove over to Arlington, VA where the shoot was scheduled. Sonya, the editor, was lovely and made me so comfortable . I sketched the models as they were getting their make up on and while the shoot was in progress. I even sketched some of the guests who attended the event.



My pens, markers were busy from the time I got there. I sketched for 4 full hours. Between the models, guests , stylists, photographers, it was a busy place.

Each sketch was almost always under 5 minutes. I had to work fast and furious before the model changed the pose. What I most enjoyed was sketching when the model /guest was completely unaware that I was sketching them. They were themselves and and relaxed , which I was able to translate into my sketch. The reaction when I showed them my sketch was pure joy !

You’ll see these lovely gowns in the upcoming issue of SALYSÉ .

I have another sketching event that I’ll post soon.

If you would like my live sketching services for holiday parties , promo events, weddings , trade shows etc, please contact me for bookings and rates via email – lsartillustration(at) – or the Contact form on this website.

I’m also taking any custom illustration requests. They make great Christmas gifts ! But hurry , and get them in , if you’d like them to be mailed to you on time !

Until next time,




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