Tuesday, 28 October 2014

'Secrets' Beauty Illustration



NEW beauty illustration entitled 'Secrets' completed using pencil, ink and digital colouring.

In the summer I thought I'd start on a summery beauty illustration with yellow flowers, but then got tied down with commissions and other work so it just sat on my pile of unfinished work. Then, the other day I came across it and I suddenly had THE best vision ever. I re worked the drawing, experimented with black ink and then put it all together on photoshop and BOOM out came this.
I love love love the way it has turned out, I hope you do too!

You can purchase prints of 'Secrets' in my new shop, http://annabellesillustrations.bigcartel.com/

And I will soon be doing cards, so watch this space!



Chanel N°5 Fashion Illustration



NEW Chanel N°5 fashion illustration, completed using pencil, ink and digital colouring.

I am so excited about this new piece, not only because of my love of perfume but because it is something slightly different to what I usually do. I really enjoyed doing it though so I may do some more featuring different perfumes :)

ALSO I have opened up a new shop on Bigcartel, so I wont be selling on etsy anymore.

Prints of this and more are now up in my NEW Bigcartel shop
http://annabellesillustrations.bigcartel.com/

I am going to be doing cards and other things soon with christmas coming up, so watch this space!
x

Friday, 3 October 2014

Prints and original of Dolce and Gabbana's SS15 collection now up for sale!


New prints and original of Dolce and Gabbana's Spring Summer 2015 collection are now avaliable for purchase in my etsy store! 
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/AnnabelleKingg
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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Dolce and Gabbana SS15 Beauty Illustration

I always look forward to Dolce and Gabbana's collection at fashion week and (I think every time I say the same thing) this one has to be my all time favourite. 
Taking inspiration from decadent Sicily, the D&G boys used luxurious fabrics in rich colours which accompanied stunning lace work and embroidery. Every look made me want to pick up my pencil and start sketching! 
Usually, I focus on full length illustrations but when I saw this photo taken backstage of the beautiful model, Zhenya Katava, I just had to draw it.
I used pencil for the most part and then watercolour for the roses - I hope you like it!
I've put the original up for sale in my etsy shop, which you can find here,
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/AnnabelleKingg

 

  Kendall Jenner








Thursday, 4 September 2014

LYLA LOVES




A little while ago I had the pleasure of creating a couple of beautiful, ethereal illustrations for new jewellery brand, Lyla Loves. So I was very excited to hear that the site is now live and I can finally share the finished illustrations with you! 
I am so happy with how the illustrations turned out - Pastel tones and bohemian elegance, LOVE.
Anyway, I hope you like how the illustrations have turned out! 
Their new website is awesome, plus they have a giveaway, so head over there now and show them some love! 
www.lylaloves.co.uk

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Feeling Fruity



 



I am sooo sorry I havn't posted in so long, I have been so busy, but I promise I will be updating my blog much more often :)

Anyway, inspired by summer fruity vibes and bright colours, I decided to do a beauty / fashion illustration series featuring some of my fav summer fruits; lemon, watermelon and pineapple. 
Hope you like them!
 I used my usual pencil and watercolour for all these and the originals and prints are available for purchase in my etsy store - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/AnnabelleKingg

If your following me on instagram you'll probably be thinking, this is SUCH a late post - which it is. But, you'll also know that I've recently been away holidaying in Turkey so I guess I have a good excuse to why I havn't been posting ;) Haha!

Expect a few more posts following this one including one about my home from home, Turkey :)

x

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Zimmermann Resort 2015




Zimmermann's collections are usually stunning but this collection has to be my favorite so far. Zimmermann's luxe beachwear designs make me so much more excited for summer, the lacy cutwork, subtle florals, and stunning structured swimwear - which in my opinion is way too pretty to wear to the beach! 

Anyway, I hope you like my illustration, the lace honestly took ages!

Here are some of my faves from the collection;







Tuesday, 1 April 2014

The day I met BEYONCE!

AHHH I know this is a bit late, but because I've been away I have a huge backlog of work, photos and events etc to blog about, but obviously THIS is the most important of all...I MET BEYONCE.

I don't think I'll ever be able to believe those words.

Two days before I went away, I was lucky enough to get tickets to the Mrs Carter Show World Tour at the o2 in London plus early entry, ensuring I could get as close to the most amazing, beautiful and inspiring human on earth, Beyonce.

 So after about 8 hours of queueing, (yes...eight hours) we were finally let in to the arena and we got so close to the stage, I knew it was going to be an amazing show, but I had NO idea what would happen next.
I held out my huge beyonce banner with both my beyonce drawings on it, you can see the image that was on the banner below. 
It was such an incredible atmosphere, being around hundreds of people who share the same love for beyonce and her music - there was nothing like it!
Anyway, during her song "Irreplaceable", she walked through the audience singing with fans, holding their hands, making their dreams come true and then she came over to me.
She took my hand, stopped singing and pointed at my drawings saying, "that's beautiful" and asked "did you actually draw this?" and I just nodded frantically, I must have looked an absolute starstruck sweaty mess! She then said "Wow its so pretty, you got me distracted!" 
DISTRACTED, my drawings actually distracted beyonce from her performance. I don't think i will EVER get over that.
People have been sending me loads of their photos and videos that they took of the moment beyonce speaks to me, which i am SO happy about, you can see them below!

Here is the image of my two beyonce drawings merged together that I printed on the banner,

 These photos are screen shots from a video someone sent me of her taking my hand:


One of the only photos I took personally, my phone packed up due to all the craziness! -

 We made friends with people who were next to us in the queue and they sent these to me of her looking at me in the eyes, talking to me and her pointing at my banner -


From beyonce's tumblr page:
 VIDEOS OF THE MOMENT!
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Monday, 31 March 2014

Seychelles!



















So I just got home from 2 and a half weeks in the Seychelles and I can honestly say its as close to paradise as anyone could ever imagine.
The opportunity to go arose when my friend, who is from there and has property there, asked me if i'd like to go with her - There was no way I was going to say no! 
We lived like the locals, drinking coconuts and Takamaka rum, making friends with the local tortoises, exploring different islands, snorkling, watching the sunset and sunrise...just to name a few! 
Anyway these are just a few of the many photos I took whilst on holiday, because I think I took a photo of just about everything! 
x