Today I am ending my year-long project 52 Live Fashion Stories with a fashion portrait of model Nicolle I painted live yesterday for the final week of my project, Week 52. I am so excited to complete this project, woohooo!! You can see more of it on Instagram.
I cannot believe I've been painting live for a full year now, you guys!! Can you believe it? I still remember the first time I put myself out there, on Week 1, and asked a perfect stranger at Jones Coffee in my neighborhood to pose for me for a live portrait! No pressure lol. Check out that very first experience, 52 weeks ago, here.
And today, I can tell you I have long ago surpassed any feelings of nervousness or anxiety about painting live. Within a few weeks it felt 'normal' and comfortable. Oftentimes the fear of something is greater than the actual experience, and all we have to do is take action to move past that fear. Before we know it, we are on the other side of it.
I am so happy that I pushed my limits and that I created this structure and challenge for myself. I'm excited to move forward and to conquer new fears and to reach new milestones. Wishing the very same for you, too!
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I'm Cristina Tudor, a Beverly Hills fashion illustrator. I paint live illustrations at fashion, retail, entertainment, bridal and lifestyle events for clients such as David Yurman x Galia Lahav, Badgley Mischka, Bloomingdale's, Warner Bros. Studios, Diptyque Paris, Ted Baker London, Eric Buterbaugh x Beverly Hills EB Florals, and Survey Monkey, among others.
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