Crystal Dancer

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Watercolor, pencil, and Swarovski crystals.

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Happy Mother’s Day

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Some unused sketches from my Mother’s Day card collaboration with Swarovski.

Wishing all the Moms a wonderful day! 

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#BRINGBACKOURGIRLS

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 #BringBackOurGirls.

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MET GALA AS ART

Flattered to be featured on Refinery29 today! See more illustrations and read the article – or see them come alive in a paparazzi frenzy here, and here.

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iPhone Fashion!

At last, I’ve teamed up with GetUnCommon to create a collection of Paper Fashion iPhone cases. Protect your iPhone’s fashionably!

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Shop the collection here.

Available for iPhone 5/5s/4/4s/3G/3Gs/iPod Touch 5th Gen/ iPod Touch 4th Gen/ iPad

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SWAROVSKI & PAPER FASHION

It wasn’t long ago that I first began experimenting with Swarovski crystals on my artwork… and since that day, crystals have become one of my most prized mediums.

This time around, Swarovski asked me to create three illustrations; all about Mom. Just in time for Mother’s Day!

Join me at Swarovski in NYC tomorrow night, May 1, for a special evening celebrating Mom! I’ll be working magic with crystals…

6-8 pm

365 Madison Avenue

New York, New York

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Above: My personalized Swarovski embellished Crystal Katana. The best tool to apply crystals.

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Stop by your local Swarovski store to receive one free with any purchase between 4.28.14 and 5.11.14 (while supplies last).

GIVEAWAY

I’m also hosting a giveaway of Swarovski’s Nude Set and Nude Bracelet (shown below) just in time for Mother’s Day. Comment below telling me about a special moment you’ve share with your mother or a maternal figure in your life…

*Contest ends midnight May 7th. Please make sure you include your email address. Open to International residents.* ($295 value)

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CRYSTAL LOUBOUTINS

Once I laid my eyes on Nicole Richie’s crystal embellished Louboutins (via The Coveteur), I knew their whimsical essence had to be captured in paint…

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Prior to embellishment.

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Using my Crystal Katana (above) to apply crystals. More on that tomorrow…

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Gouache, watercolor, Swarovski crystals, and sequins.

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FLORAL FACE

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Finding inspiration in Irving Penn’s Flowers.

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ALL IN A ROW

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Watch this one come to life.

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Tatler Hong Kong

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See how this shot was captured here!

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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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Moments in New York, I

Over the past few weeks I’ve had a drawn out battle with a friend called painter’s block (which always turns out to be a great thing, fortunately). It forces me to stop, reset, and find new ways to be inspired.

I moved to New York during it’s finest autumn days, which quickly turned into what seemed like a never ending winter wonderland. At last, those days are over, and the sun has finally pierced through the constant blanket of winter clouds. I’ve even managed to get my first lopsided bit of sunburn…

With the newly blossoming trees and colorful florals everywhere I look (both online and off), I’ve been inspired to get out and explore the incredible island of Manhattan.

Lucky for me, on just about every single excursion I have witnessed some beautiful moments in New York. Between the piano man in Union Square, giant flower arrangements being rolled around the stark contrast of a concrete jungle, and my new favorite spot, the storybook-like scenery (Alice in Wonderland statue included) of the Central Park Sailing Pond (which I’ve found myself at 4 times in the past 5 days).

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These moments are what makes living in New York so special. It’s quite the opposite of where I grew up, but equally as wonderful. I’ve consequentially devoted an entire sketchbook to documenting these everyday sights and moments in New York…

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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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IN THE SKETCHBOOK

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See more from my sketchbook here.

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ILLUSTRATE WITH ME

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Sign up to learn fashion illustration and basic watercolors with me on Skillshare!

The classes are video based, and live online, so you can do them entirely at your own pace. Post your projects on the community board (if you wish) and receive peer to peer feedback. I’m blown away by how much the community has grown over the past few months (and constantly amazed at the work you guys are producing). You have access to the classes forever, and can even sign up for a membership (unlimited classes for $9.95/month).

Sign up to learn fashion illustration here.

Sign up to learn the basics of watercolor here.

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