Joy, smiles, excitement. These are the things Chicago area live event artist Julija Lubgane brings to the brands she illustrates for – and she’s worked with some of the biggest names in fashion at store openings, product launches, special promos and more.
A vastly experienced illustrator, Julija knows the fashion industry inside and out. In a few deft strokes, she will capture the elegance and glamour of any garment, but more than that she has a perfect manner with event guests. While she sketches, she gets them to relax, open up, and soon the sitter’s personality will be expressed in the artwork itself.
For her clients and their guests, Julija promises a one-of-a-kind experience every time, creating a buzz around the location and providing each sitter with an image to take home and a story to share with their friends.
Julija usually works in coloured pencils on 6x8 drawing paper, which can include the client’s brand and custom envelope. She prepares for each event by getting to understand the brand’s vision and practices her sketching daily, keeping her skills as sharp as her pencils.
Like all the greats of fashion illustration, Julija draws with freedom and imagination, effortlessly bringing together the unique essence of the sitter and the beauty of the garments in each image she creates.