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You asked, I answered! My experience with live sketching

April 27, 2017
Alessia Landi Fashion Illustration live sketching Piaget

A few of my followers on Instagram and fellow fashion illustrators asked me a lot of questions about my live sketching events lately. How do I find the confidence to draw a portrait in public in 5 minutes? Did I do any special training? How did I decide my rates? Different artists were asking me very similar questions, so I decided group my answers and write a post about it to share my experience (albeit still limited). I feel like…

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The Lipstick Quest

January 31, 2017
watercolor ink lipstick fashion illustration beauty make up Alessia Landi Al Draws

I have recently entered a new beauty monomania phase: lipstick. It became an obsession because a good lipstick can actually make you look very cool with a tiny effort, but I just can’t find the “right colour”. It pisses me off like crazy. Somehow I never feel 100% comfortable when I wear lipstick. Either I feel too slutty, or too flashy, or one day my mouth is too big, one day my lips are too thin… What would I like?…

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In my skin

January 5, 2017
Al Draws fashion digital illustration in my skin confidence motivation Alessia Landi illustration

I have been on a diet most of my life. When I was a kid, because I was a bit chubby and my mom was trying to keep me healthy by keeping all sorts of snacks (the more unhealthy the more I loved them. Of course) out of the house to avoid I would reach for the Nutella jar while doing my homeworks. When I was a teenager, because I was desperately trying to look like all my skinny, pimple-free…

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