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Dena Cooper Live Event Drawing

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Based in New York City, the talented illustrator Dena Cooper offers her fashion and beauty clients an ideal way to engage customers with their brands. By drawing individual portraits of event visitors as well as customizing new products and packaging, she creates unique experiences that people never forget.
With experience drawing at openings, launches and fashion shows staged by a variety range of luxury brands, Dena’s elegant figurative artwork draws a crowd of delighted onlookers who are fascinated to see how a professional fashion illustrator works. They’re equally enthusiastic about sharing the images on social media. She’s flexible to work with, and strives to ensure that her clients get the most out of their event, while at the same time leaving a lasting impression on customers.

Approach

While Dena uses a computer as part of her process for commissioned work, at live events she’s unplugged and creates authentic imagery in ink, watercolor and/or marker pen. Depending on the event, sometimes she’ll have drawn forms prepared in advance, ready to be customized for each individual guest.

Style

Through attending many figure drawing classes alongside her live event experience, Dena has honed her live drawing into a quicker representation of her soft and elegant illustration style. With expressive strokes and pops of color, she can usually capture an excellent likeness of a sitter in 10-12 minutes.

Client list

Some of Dena’s live event drawing clients include Cartier, Furla, Luxottica, La Croix, Shinola, Miu Miu and Lela Rose.
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A FIDA Award Winner!
A FIDA Award Winner!
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that our NYC based illustrator Dena Cooper won the FIDA Commercial Fashion Illustration Drawing Award 2020.
A FIDA Award Winner!
Lip Glorifier
Lip Glorifier
Dena Cooper collaborates with Gary Mayes on a beauty animation for Clé de Peau.
Lip Glorifier
The Harriet Tubman Stamp
The Harriet Tubman Stamp
Dena Cooper is interviewed by Channel 12 News about her creation of a Harriet Tubman $20 Bill stamp.
The Harriet Tubman Stamp
Montblanc Event
Montblanc Event
Dena Cooper is invited to draw live for luxury lifestyle brand Montblanc.
Montblanc Event
WWD Portraits
WWD Portraits
Dena Cooper creates portraits for WWD's CEO Summit Honors Awards.
WWD Portraits
Space Exploration Auction
Space Exploration Auction
Dena Cooper illustrates Earth at a Montblanc event for their Space Exploration Auction.
Space Exploration Auction
National Sunglasses Day with Luxottica
National Sunglasses Day with Luxottica
Dena Cooper draws at a three-day event at Neiman Marcus.
National Sunglasses Day with Luxottica
A Woman's Choice
A Woman's Choice
Dena Cooper completes a project dear to her heart as she designs a womanly tote bag.
A Woman's Choice
Create and Cultivate
Create and Cultivate
Dena Cooper takes her position as live portrait painter at last weekend's Create and Cultivate Conference.
Create and Cultivate
Reimagined Faberge Eggs
Reimagined Faberge Eggs
Dena Cooper collaborates with Hypebae on an Easter themed project.
Reimagined Faberge Eggs
Custom Crests
Custom Crests
In celebration of their new monogram logo, Furla asked Dena Cooper to create custom crests for their clients.
Custom Crests
The Opening of Hudson Yards
The Opening of Hudson Yards
Dena Cooper draws customers at the opening of Hudson Yards in NYC.
The Opening of Hudson Yards
Stunning Animation Collaboration
Stunning Animation Collaboration
Dena Cooper and Gary Mayes collaborated on this superb animation.
Stunning Animation Collaboration
A Shinola Event
A Shinola Event
Dena Cooper is invited to spend a day at a luxury event Live Drawing guests.
A Shinola Event
Simone Witherspoon
Simone Witherspoon
Dena Cooper illustrates for July's b.inspired Magazine with a portrait of Simon Witherspoon.
Simone Witherspoon
e.l.f. x Christian Siriano
e.l.f. x Christian Siriano
Dena Cooper is part of an event to launch the capsule collection of e.l.f. and Christian Siriano cosmetics.
e.l.f. x Christian Siriano
Miu Miu's L'eau Bleue
Miu Miu's L'eau Bleue
Dena Cooper spends a day live drawing for Miu Miu at Sephora.
Miu Miu's L'eau Bleue
SilkFred & Dena Cooper
SilkFred & Dena Cooper
Dena Cooper collaborates with online fashion store Silk Fred on a social media campaign.
SilkFred & Dena Cooper