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…

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…

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

Kiehl’s Comes To Cork

Today I travel to Cork to draw at a special “Live Sketch” event.  With the new Kiehl’s store opening in Debenhams department store in Cork city this week, I was asked to create a fashion illustration incorporating the facade of the building and some happy shoppers for the launch.  I will also be in the…

Drawing from the Dublin Horse Show

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Dublin Horse Show in the RDS, with so much to see and do at this event it’s a real treasure trove for the senses. I brought my trusted sketchbook along to capture some of the sights. As you know I really love sketching people, so naturally…

Kiehl’s Birthday Bash!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIEHL’S WICKLOW ST! The lovely folk in Kiehl’s invited me down to help them celebrate their 6th birthday in Wicklow St , Dublin. There were fabulous treats and cake for customers, along with Kiehl’s gifts! Then there was me……..sketching fashion illustrations of customers throughout the day.   I was delighted to meet the…

Fashion Illustration from Primark Dublin live sketch event with Kiehl's by illustrator Linda Byrne

Live Sketch Event for Kiehl’s at Primark

Last week, I was working with Kiehl’s, illustrating live fashion sketches, to celebrate their pop-up shop event in Primark HQ on Parnell St in Dublin.  It was a great event, I really loved working with Kiehl’s and sketching so many fashionista’s from Primark HQ!! A big thanks to Kiehl’s for including me in their event, here are some…