I was invited to illustrate for Wollongong Central's One Day Shopping day event. Customers received a customised tote bag with illustrations and lettering with any purchase of $50 or more in centre. Activations like this where customers receive personalised keepsakes are super popular.
The texture of the tote bag was very different to papers I normally use so they were a little more tricky to draw on. After a few warm up scribbles, I decided to stick to popular designs that people liked: roses, unicorns, butterflies, mermaids, quotes and Chanel bags. I was also asked to illustrate some very challenging designs like transformers, folk art, face of a lion and so on. The fact I was live illustrating on tote bags where I had to illustrate in one go did add a bit of pressure but I sure did enjoy the challenges! I can't wait to see and hear how the customers end up using them!
It was a busy, full on day and some people missed out as the waiting list was so long! 6 hours went very quick and I loved meeting new people! Being able to put a smile on people's faces is probably the best part of my job.
Can't wait to be back in Wollongong again!
These are just few lovely customers I got to meet. Pictures were all taken with permission :
Check out my Instagram for more pics of the day.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings and inquiries. Live illustrations are spontaneous, fun and made for online sharing and are ideal keepsakes and conversation pieces.