Live painting in Paris

14 October 14

Kris Atomic x iBlues AW14

Earlier this month I was in Paris for a couple of days for the launch of my latest collaboration with iBlues. It's the second season they've made my illustrations into cute clothes and this time they went for a kind of streetstyle-sporty-luxe vibe. Which most importantly meant: sweatshirts. I love a sweatshirt. The one I'm wearing above - repping all the countries where iBlues has stores - is my fave. It's made out of this cool futuristic fabric and the print looks ace. I was so impressed with the quality of the fabrics and printing of everything, they did the most beautiful job.

So for the launch, the super fancy store (which is in the Passy area, just over the river from the Eiffel Tower) threw a special event with My Little Paris and invited lots of people to check out the collection and get their portrait drawn by me. There were custom cocktails (an iAtomic among others!), amazing little snacks, a dj and a backdrop with my print and illustrated props for people to pose with. I was totally overwhelmed by how much trouble everyone went to. I spent the whole evening drawing french babes which was really fun and WAY educational (what I've learned is that if you're doing live drawing you've got to be FAST). Thank god for brush pens! It was really interesting to chat to the girls while I drew them, especially as illustration is normally such a solitary pursuit. The passing trays of canapés were also a big help, drawing at home without scallops wrapped in bacon just isn't the same.

Thank you so much iBlues and My Little Paris, I had a blast!

Kris Atomic x iBlues AW14

Kris Atomic x iBlues AW14

Kris Atomic x iBlues AW14

Kris Atomic x iBlues AW14

Kris Atomic x iBlues AW14

Kris Atomic x iBlues AW14

Kris Atomic x iBlues AW14

Kris Atomic x iBlues AW14

Kris Atomic x iBlues AW14

Kris Atomic x iBlues AW14

Kris Atomic x iBlues AW14

Kris Atomic x iBlues AW14

Kris Atomic x iBlues AW14

Kris Atomic x iBlues AW14

Kris Atomic x iBlues AW14

Kris Atomic x iBlues AW14

Kris Atomic x iBlues AW14

Kris Atomic x iBlues AW14

Kris Atomic x iBlues AW14

Kris Atomic x iBlues AW14

Kris Atomic x iBlues AW14

Kris Atomic x iBlues AW14

Kris Atomic x iBlues AW14

Kris Atomic x iBlues AW14

Kris Atomic x iBlues AW14

Kris Atomic x iBlues AW14

Thanks Andrew for the photos!

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Amazing post! Those illustrations are so cute!
xo
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Laura Mitbrodt replied over 5 years ago.

Thank you Laura! x

kris atomic replied over 5 years ago.

Amazing! So exciting and everything is so beaut. Well done & congrats – well-deserved! x

Lanna replied over 5 years ago.

Thank you very much :D

kris atomic replied over 5 years ago.

That seems like it would be loads of fun! I mean, once I got over the nerves of having people watch me draw. I love your portraits, and the sweatshirt is really cute too. It does look like it’s made from some futuristic fabric, much fancier than any sweatshirts I own! :)

Mary replied over 5 years ago.

Thanks Mary! I was quite nervous too, but once I was painting away I didn’t have time to overthink it luckily. x

kris atomic replied over 5 years ago.

Ah! You look adorable and HOW GOOD do your illustrations look on clothes?! So excited for you, what an awesome opportunity. xo

Gala replied over 5 years ago.

Aw, thank you! blushing face emoji

kris atomic replied over 5 years ago.

this sounds absolutely amazing, what a night!

congrats on another gorgeous collaboration. my first thought was “where’s her gorgeous sweatshirt from?”!

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becky :: accooohtrements replied over 5 years ago.

Thank you so much! x

kris atomic replied over 5 years ago.

not normally a sweatshirt person, but i love that one! the other designs look great too. live painting must be a sure-fire way to get good quickly! love your style, as always.

laura redburn replied over 5 years ago.

Thank you so much! x

kris atomic replied over 5 years ago.

looks like it was a lot of fun, so happy for your success. x

Adorngirl replied over 5 years ago.

Thank you bb. x

kris atomic replied over 5 years ago.

Would love to grab one of those items myself! Is there any way I can order online from the UK?

Leanne replied over 5 years ago.

Sadly no online orders as far as I know. Sorry :(

kris atomic replied over 5 years ago.

I’m so excited to see you blogging regularly again. Live drawing must be proper stressful, so those canapés were probably a life-saver for boosting your energy levels! The portraits all look so cute and effortless, as does the collection, well done lady! x

Fridanoodle replied over 5 years ago.

What a lovely comment, thank you so much! x

kris atomic replied over 5 years ago.

this is super duper exciting!

Emily replied over 5 years ago.

:D

kris atomic replied over 5 years ago.

Seriously love the illustrations!! Can you come over and do mine? :p

Alicia replied over 5 years ago.

Right here – http://shop.krisatomic.com/product/little-portraits ;)

So jel you went to DesignerVaca, looks so much fun! x

kris atomic replied over 5 years ago.

OMG Kris, these are GORGEOUS!! I can’t even imagine how nervous this would have been – but it looks like you were in your element! It must be so exciting to see your work as a real, physical item that people are now wearing. Congratulations!
(also, I was about to ask where I could be Kris-Atomic-ed, and you provided the link above – I shall be saving and getting a good photo of me done so I can get my own portrait!)
Sorry this comes off as a massive fangirl post, but I don’t even care, I love your work!

jess replied over 5 years ago.

You’re too cute and everything is too cute!! can I ask you your lipstick color and nail color? they’re absolutely divine!!

Kimmie replied over 5 years ago.

Thank you, that’s too kind! The lipstick is MAC “Charmed I’m sure” and the nail varnish is Tom Ford Carnal Red I think? x

kris atomic replied over 5 years ago.

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