March 22, 2015

Workshop / Fashionary

Kitty N. Wong / Fashionary Sketches
Oh my gosh! I'll be teaching my very first fashion illustration workshop this month! I've been busy prepping for it with the awesome guys over at Fashionary, it's one day only and it's gonna be awesome and friendly and so much fun so you should come join us. Read on below to find out how.

Kitty N. Wong / Fashionary Hong Kong Workshop
Kitty N. Wong / Fashionary Workshop
The workshop goes on for 2 sessions. From 28th March, 2:00-2:45pm by Kitty N. Wong (Hey, that's me!), 4:00-4:45pm by Vikki Yau, at Pageone Harbour City. Fashionary Illustration Workshop is now available for register at Pageone Harbour City store for FREE with HK$300 purchase (at least one Fashionary product must be included) at Page One Harbour City store.

Each participant will receive a Fashionary giftset with the template paper, pencil and eraser and all the drawings materials will be provided, so get your butt down to Page One to register and just bring your beautiful self on March 28 ready to get drawing!

Kitty N. Wong / Fashionary MSGM Sketch
I'll be showing all my lovely students how to draw this fantastic MSGM multi-coloured fur coat from their FW 2015 collection, the workshop will be really hands-on so you'll all learn how to render fur and draw a beautiful feminine face using gouache watercolour and pencil.

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There are still a spots left in both of the sessions so GET YOUR BUTT down to the Page One store in Harbour City TST and register! Hope to see you all there! xx

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March 10, 2015

Painting / Botanist

Kitty N. Wong / The Unhappy Botanist
The Unhappy Botanist, 2015.
Gouache, acrylic, pencil and paper collage.
39cm x 54cm

I always paint ladies but I'm really into the idea of painting some feminine fellas these days. I like how this portrait turned out a little bit androgynous. I was also inspired by this photo and from the anthurium flowers I took home after attending 'poon choi', a traditional Chinese New Year eating feast, at my friend's home village. Those flowers with their phallic baby corn stems always reminds me of Japanese minimalism in the 80's - my mom had all those flower arranging books in our basement.

Kitty N. Wong / The Unhappy Botanist
And now let us zoom up and in enjoy his chic and high as a kite expression for a second (that fitting description thanks to DK!).

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January 15, 2015

Recent Work / Chow Sang Sang - Part I

Chow Sang Sang / Kitty N. Wong Illustration
Chow Sang Sang / Kitty N. Wong Illustration
Chow Sang Sang / Kitty N. Wong Lavender Jewerly Illustration
A few months ago I got to work on a super exciting project for Chow Sang Sang, a huge jewelry company here in Hong Kong. They asked me to illustrate the invitation for their 80th Anniversary Event.

The marketing manager for the company had seen my work through a mutual contact's social media and reached out to me. Yay, finally my hours of aimless internetting are paying off - MOMMMMMM!

The idea was to showcase their new line by using an illustrated model and photos of the real jewelry. This would also give the client more flexibility if they wanted to change up the pieces to be featured. 

Chow Sang Sang / Kitty N. Wong Rough Sketch
Here are the initial pencil roughs for the project, I really liked the last sketch with the gemstone background, but the client ended up going with Sketch A with a more mature vibe that's more in line with their market and with a more versatile single colour background.

And good thing as the event ended up having to be reorganized - as the original event was centered around a yellow diamond that was being flown in especially for the event but due to traffic restrictions from Occupy Central (solidarity!) the date and theme had to be changed. So pretty white pearls it was instead.

Chow Sang Sang / Kitty N. Wong Illustration Close Up
Close up of the hand-drawn logo I did for the event illustration. I love hand drawing logos and lettering for illustrations that I make, it's a small detail that really unifies the image - plus picking fonts is literally the bane of my existence.

Chow Sang Sang / Kitty N. Wong Fashion Illustration
This was such an amazing project to work on, thanks so much to Chow Sang Sang and their amazing team for their support! And I hope their guest really enjoyed opening up this lovely piece of mail with my illustrated girl in it.

Stay tuned for Part II of my collaboration with Chow Sang Sang! That blog post is coming up next week.

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January 5, 2015

Sketches / Prada Baby

Kitty N. Wong / Prada Baby Ballpoint pen and Digital Illustration
Prada Baby, 2015.

First day back at the desk, an one afternoon sketch to help me get back into the swing of things. Inspired by the Sasha Pivovarova for Prada ad. I'm just such a fan of drawing shoes and little animals.

Off to make dinner now, sooo hungry!