McElhinneys Illustrated Christmas Card Design Linda Byrne Illustration

Brand Artwork | McElhinney’s

During the Christmas season McElhinney’s approached me about creating bespoke Christmas brand artwork. The artwork would be used for their branded Christmas cards and also their Christmas Gift Vouchers. McElhinney’s in located in Ballybofey in Co Donegal and is Ireland’s largest department store outside of Dublin. They asked me to include their famous shopfront building…

TV3 Xpose Jules Fallon, 1st Option Model Stillorgan, Linda Byrne Illustration, Fashion illustration, fashion sketch, runway sketch, live event fashion show, fashion show illustrations, Jules Fallon

Live Sketch Event | Stillorgan Fashion Festival

  Last week I had the pleasure of spending my day custom sketching at the Stillorgan Centre’s Fashion Festival. The week long festival concluded with a day of style advice and top picks from TV3’s Xpose stylist Jules Fallon,(below) fashion shows and fantastic prizes! I was on hand, live-sketching guests to the centre and also…

The opening of the Kiehls Store in Debenhams Cork, illustration, fashion, linda byrne, opening store illustration, fashion sketch.

Brand Artwork

  With illustration I can portray any concept or narrative with great clarity and beauty, and most importantly without limits! It can add uniqueness, visual richness, and value. It is an outstanding tool to assist the communication of any message, from the simpleist to the most complicated or abstract. Illustration is an universal language. Case…

Walsh Whiskey Writers Tears Packaging, Linda Byrne Illustration, Packaging Design, Illustration, Irish Whiskey. Design

Packaging Artwork

A products packaging communicates many messages, from what the product can do for the consumer, to your company’s values. It’s a crucial marketing and communication tool for your business. Illustration for packaging artwork can portray any concept or narrative with great clarity and beauty. It can create value and uniqueness without limits. Case Study Packaging…

Where's Kiwi?, Linda Byrne, Linda Byrne Illustration, Linda Byrne Children Book, Poodle Illustration, Poodle Picture Book, Children's Lit Art

Applying to Art College in Ireland

Many students get in touch with me asking questions about applying to art college and a career in the creative sector. I was recently invited to attend and talk about the topic to students at a recent career’s night. After eight years training in various art and design colleges, and working as a secondary school…

Arnott's, Dublin, Live Sketching, Artist, Drawing, Mother's Day, Linda Byrne, Illustration, Mother's Day Cards, Laura Lynn.

Arnotts Mother’s Day Event

Over the past two weekends I had been lucky to collaborate  in store with Arnotts, Dublin, at their Mother’s Day event. I live – sketched bespoke illustrations of customers , who brought their Mum in-store or brought along a photograph, on Mother’s Day cards. The cards were complimentary  but customers made very generous donations to the…

Fashion sketching, Emma Stone, La La Land, Oscars 2017 Red Carpet Fashion, Linda Byrne, Fashion Illustration, Ruth Negga, Taraji B Henson

Oscars 2017 |Red Carpet Fashion

From the Oscars red carpet, I drew some fashion illustrations of my favourite outfits. The top three that caught my eye were Emma Stone, Ruth Negga and Taraji P Henson. I hand painted these illustrations using watercolour paints and drawn in ink with a Pentel brush pen. Emma Stone Taraji P Henson Ruth Negga The initial…

Mary Kennedy, Nationwide, RTE One, Live Sketch, Fashion Illustrator, Linda Byrne Illustrator, Linda Byrne Illustration, Dublin , Ireland, Live Event, Live Drawing.

Meeting Mary Kennedy from RTE’s Nationwide

Any body who knows me will know how much of a fan I am of RTE’s Nationwide programme and Mary Kennedy. The show offers a platform for creatives and craftspeople ………and general “normal” everyday people to talk about their stories. Generally it is career or lifestyle based. I always tune in to see the best…

Linda Byrne Illustration, Showcase Ireland 2017, Linda Byrne fashion illustration. Fashion illustration mugs, fashion illustration notebook. Dublin fashion illustrator

Preparing for Showcase 2017

Showcase – Ireland’s International Creative Expo in the RDS. The past number of months have been spent preparing for Showcase, I have been working on designing and producing a homeware product range with my fashion illustrations and launching my own brand. The Local Enterprise Showcase involves over 100 exhibitors supported by Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) around…