Book Giveaway! Style Guide Signed by Author Lawrence Zarian and Illustrator Brooke Hagel



I'm happy to announce another book I've illustrated has been released; Lawrence Zarian's 10 Commandments for a Perfect Wardrobe, a step-by-step guide to looking and feeling your best. Lawrence is a renowned fashion/lifestyle expert, TV personality and regular contributor to "Live with Kelly and Michael," "Rachel Ray," and "Entertainment Tonight." I was first introduced to LZ about a year ago at a Vogue and NFL party and we immediately hit it off and started following each other on social media.

LZ reached out to me while working on his book, looking to incorporate fashion illustration visuals into it. In no time I was talking with his publisher and soon after sketching away. Originally I was set to draw the illustrated fashion glossary only but once I started sending in sketches the scope of project quickly grew as everyone really liked the sketches and were eager to add more. First we expanded the illustrated glossary, adding new items then a eyewear chart and eventually chapter header illustrations throughout the book including: "Thou Shall Create Your Own Star Style," and "Thou Shall Dress For Style, Not Size," both shown below.

This book was a nice change from my typical commissions, as all the sketches within it are monotone black and white, with white highlights and gray shadows for depth and dimension. I used only 3 or 4 Copic Sketch markers in shades of cool grays and black for all the shading and a Prismacolor cool gray 90% pencil and Micron pen for outlining and intricate details.
10 Commandments for a Perfect Wardrobe came out great and its something I'm proud to add to my fashion illustration portfolio and studio book shelves. Thank you to Lawrence Zarian and the amazing team at Bird Street Books. It was wonderful collaborating with you.

Giveaway! Enter now for a chance to win Lawrence Zarian's 10 Commandments for a Perfect Wardrobe signed by both the author, Lawrence Zarian and myself. You can enter multiple times over the next five days by following along on social media, liking and even tweeting. Simply follow the Rafflecopter instructions below to enter. Giveaway ends at midnight Monday, March 31st.  The winner will be chosen and contacted on Wednesday, April 2nd. Giveaway is open to US residents only.
Good luck to all entrants and remember to enter multiple times for more chances to win!  You can also check out some of the other books I've contributed to and/or illustrated here in my Amazon shop

***The giveaway has ended and a winner has been chosen through random.org. Congratulations to Lara Bell!!! I'll be emailing you today and sending the book out soon.***

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Jamie Lewis said...

You make such lovely work - I want the book just so I can see your illustrations! And wardrobe tips are always good, too. Thanks for the post!

bn100 said...

would like this book; looks nice

Marcela Rubio said...

I can't wait to see the book!! The illustrations look great.. congratulations to both of you

courtney said...

the book looks great! love the illustrations, as always!!!

STJ Interpersonal Communication Class said...

Your work is outstandingly beautiful. Every woman should be lucky enough to have you draw them in their wedding gown and having you sketch at events makes them that much better!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I'm new to your blog and may I say your sketches are lovely. I've seen your sketch of elsa. Maybe you can sketch disney's princesses next. May I ask what kind of media are you using to color your sketch?

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the book! I've seen your sketch of elsa, it was lovely. Maybe you can sketch disney princesses next. May I ask what kind of media are you using to color your sketch? Thanks!