Live Fashion Portraits in California !!

Then, David Yurman asked me if I was available to attend the
same event in California! I was so excited to travel to the west coast as a
fashion illustrator! I left the JFK airport around 8pm heading to Los Angeles
on April 28th. The flight arrived on time;
at a little past Midnight.  I took
a taxi to the hotel at Costa Messa. It was very nice hotel, but I was very
tired. (It was already close to 2AM!) Although I slept only 4hours, I felt good
and ready to do live-sketching at Mission Viejo, CA next morning! The set-up
was very similar to the store at Tyson’s Corner with a large table placed near
the store in Nordstrom. It was Friday and very busy at the store. A few
customers asked me if I could draw portrait from the photos of their kids or
mother. I love live-drawing a lot. I don’t know why but
drawing from photos always made me a little uncomfortable.

But the customers’ happy faces after seeing the portrait
I’ve done for them made me feel very happy. Here are the examples of my

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