Category Archives: Commissions & Collabs

Tatler Hong Kong

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I worked on my first fashion editorial just last year…and I loved it so much that I’m back for more! This time creating abstract watercolor backdrops. What began as a casual coffee conversation with my two friends, Misha and Debbie, quickly manifested into a fashion editorial; Fade to Black, in Tatler Hong Kong’s April issue.

Photography: An Le | Styling: Debbie Hsieh | Makeup: Misha Shahzada | Hair: Elsa Canedo | Model: Jana Knauerova

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METROPOLITAN ART

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A glimpse of New York fashion created for Coach. Part of their Metropolitan Art campaign.

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#EVACHENPOSE

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Process from a recent illustration I did of Eva Chen’s classic cab pose for Ray Ban.

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CRYSTAL HANDS

Andy Espinoza and I have teamed up again to create a series of jeweled pieces (you may recall our past collaboration here).

The magic of this piece began when I went to see the Jewels by JAR Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition blew me away… standing in complete darkness, with spotlights shimmering off of precious stones in the form of flowers, animals, and other incredible creations.

Andy and I spoke of collaborating again, and this exhibit had sparked an image that I couldn’t shake from my mind. Combining jewels with his incredibly poetic oil renderings of the human form.

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I received Andy’s painting in the mail, and began layering gouache on top to bring the jewels to life (Inspired by this piece). Once the gouache was set, I applied Swarovski crystals to complete the piece.

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Watch the making of video here.

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The Muppets

Back in January, I embarked on my first trip out west for an experience that unearthed many beloved childhood memories…

Waking up in sunny, 85 degree Los Angeles during the peak of winter was not a bad way to start a workday. Windows down, we headed to SoapBox Films bright and early to attend the filming of The Muppet’s latest commercial featuring Subway to promote their new movie, Muppets Most Wanted in theaters March 21st.

There’s no other way to describe stepping onto the set other than dreamlike. The real Kermit and Miss Piggy (who had her own dressing area), right there in front of me!

Between the artist who was crafting the most beautiful Subway sandwiches for the film, and the incredible Muppets team (and beautiful set), there was plenty of inspiration to take in. As the team filmed the scenes, I set out to capture a few moments in my sketchbook…

Kermit bringing Miss Piggy her Subway sandwich.

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Miss Piggy getting ready for showtime!

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Showtime with Kermit and Miss Piggy

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Miss Piggy and her Subway sandwich

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Post in collaboration with Subway. #PileOnTheVeggies
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