Customs & Coloring

After the longest custom commission of my illustration career, I cannot explain to you how bittersweet the end was. Last week, all three Scarlett were signed- and I jest that instead of water I used my own tears to paint the … Continue reading

The final stretch

The final stretch

Part of me thinks I am prolonging this completion due to separation anxiety : ) Working away on a dreary day here in central cali on my master project, the Scarlett-Jo triptych paintings! After a jaunt with the pugs I … Continue reading

Custom request recap: Girlie by Tina Levine

So, after a sizable hiatus on my activity (I was doing so well, too) I am back!

The good thing is that an inactivity on my internet presence is usually indicative of good business keeping me busy! Like the wonderfully talented Tine Levine, who commissioned a  handful of custom sketches for her holiday and website promo! Had so much fun doodling for her, what’s not to love about a white, pink and gold tree?!

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Check out Tina’s work here!

xx

Fashion, blogged: commissioned request

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Ah, back to the blog. June was an exhausting month! Soon to come previews and the final work I did for an exclusive celebrity couture line set to launch for Fall 2013, all very hush hush so as soon as … Continue reading

Lastest Custom Illustration- Nita’s 7 figure ensemble

So lately I’ve been buried in a 7-figure custom illustration request. Working with Toni has been amazing from an artist’s stand point- her request pretty much started along the lines of “I’d like a custom illustration. 4 women 3 men, different complexions, wearing whatever high-fashion clothing you want to illustrate. Just include some dresses, trench coats, etc.”

Needless to say I was on board immediately.
Its so refreshing to have someone hand over creative freedom like that, and super RARE! I was able to pick out the editorials that I actually was drawn to and wanted to illustrate, which worked out great because I could quickly put together the group with figures that had strong poses and would flow well together.

I’ve had alot of fun illustrating this job- here’s the early stages of Nita’s request.

More shot of the progression will be posted soon!

Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving all!

I am putting together a kingly feast again this year with my fiance, along with one of my best friends! Just pre-made some family-recipe ambrosia salad and power-cleaned the house : ) so sparkly! (Until the pugs are let back in from outside)

I am incredibly thankful thing year for my wonderful man, family, & friends. And of course, all who have visted/puchased from my Etsy shoppe endeavor. I was very hesitant to put my work for all to see, and have been so amazed and grateful for the wonderful people I’ve worked with thus far. A big happy turkey day to my custom-illustration customers, I can’t say enough how much it means to be chosen to illustrate your guy’s wonderul photos and ideas!

So from a-la-mode to you, happy happy thanksgiving!

♡Chels

Custom Illustration Request!

I am totally excited to be beginning my second commissioned work through Etsy! Thankyou so much to Lisa, who requested the most amazing illustrations! Beautiful photos, I am looking forward to illustrating your wonderful ideas!
Thanks again!
♡Chels