Streetcar Holiday Party 2013

In December 2013, I was invited to sketch guests at Toronto condo firm Streetcar‘s holiday company party. It was a delightful night thanks to the theme being The Great Gatsby – a theme that I love. Sketching everyone dressed in their old Hollywood best was quite the treat! The night had plenty of fanciful feathers, shiny sequins and dapper suits. It was even catered with delicious food which is always a welcome bonus. I had a great time sketching at my final event of 2013!

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Best Health Magazine: November 2013

I illustrated a stretch exercise for Best Health magazine November 2013 issue. This stretch focuses on the lower quads as well as the abs. I’ve been getting more into fitness and toning lately so this was a most fitting project! Below is the article for the stretch. Art direction by Stephanie Han. | Adobe Illustrator

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Flare Magazine’s WRT Event 2013

On October 25, 2013, I was invited by Flare magazine to live sketch guests at their WRT 2013 fashion event at the Toronto Design Exchange. Another dream gig that fulfilled my three fave F’s: Fashion, Fun and Food!

It was the most stylish event I’ve sketched at yet as there were no shortage of fashionistas at every turn, so I felt very inspired with every sketch. Prior to the fashion show there were finger foods and mini desserts, makeup stations by Estée Lauder, and hair stations by Tresemme. The show was hosted by Breakfast Television’s Jennifer Valentyne, while Flare’s fashion director Tiyana Grulovic presented a fall fashion trend report. We then saw those trends in motion in the runway show courtesy of Holt Renfrew!

It was also a joy to sketch among two other talented artists, Danielle Meder and Lisa Kiyomi. As if all that weren’t enough, every guest received a gift bag full of goodies. What a lovely night!

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Fall Update

Hi guys! It’s been awhile. I know I haven’t posted anything new in oh…much too long. It’s because I’ve been juggling a new day job since June as an apparel graphic designer and some freelance work, and that’s kept me fairly busy for the last little bit. I promise I haven’t forgot about you and I do miss creating personal work. Throw in a few trips to Vancouver, Ottawa and New York, I’m feeling inspired and will be back soon with new posts. Thanks for your patience, hope the fall has been kind to you all! x, Wendy

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Luminato’s Big Bang Bash 2013

Above: a few of my favourites from Dolls by Viktor&Rolf, on now for FREE til June 30, 2013 at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.

I had a wonderful time at the 2013 Luminato Festival’s Big Bang Bash gala last Saturday June 8! The event celebrated the launch of special art installation Dolls by Viktor&Rolf at the Royal Ontario Museum, where numerous porcelain dolls donned miniature versions of their haute couture dresses. Along with fashion illustrator Danielle Meder, I sketched guests while they mingled, nibbled, and danced while decked out in the prettiest frocks and chicest suits.

This was a dream event since it featured plenty of my three fave F’s: fashion, fun and food. I’m so honoured to have sketched alongside Danielle, who is a key inspiration for my foray into fashion illustration and live sketching. And it was through her that I met Tatiana Read of Knot PR who ultimately suggested me for this fabulous event. Thanks ladies!

My highlights from the night: seeing actor Willem Dafoe in the crowd (he was performing in a play in town), sketching blogger Jay Strut, Fashion magazine editor-in-chief Bernadette Mora, and many many more! More photos on Luminato’s Facebook page and Flare magazine.

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Summer Tops

Three new apparel graphics just in time for the summer! Soak up the rays, the love and the waves. | Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop

Summer Love | Buy shirt and more

Surf Play Love | Buy shirt and more

Palm Trees | Buy shirt and more

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Painterly Patterns

I’ve been playing around with psychedelic and painterly styles, fun fun! | Adobe Photoshop

Celestial | Buy shirt and more

Tie Dye | Buy print and more

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