Vogue Japan's June issue features Jacqueline's illustrations for an article on healthy bones

This month Vogue Japan asked regular contributor Jacqueline, to illustrate an article on bone education in the form of exercises and dietary suggestions for keeping them healthy. With focus on the pelvis and spine, the illustrations brightened a serious topic for overall well being for the body.

Ralph Lauren invites Jacqueline to draw digital portraits for their weekend RL50 handbag launch

Jacqueline’s digital portraits welcomed guests into their flagship store last month. Drawing some customers with their beloved dogs and some overseas visitors who could receive their digital portraits by email by the time they arrived home.

New Katie Fforde Book Cover for Penguin Random House

This is Jacqueline’s ninth book cover for Katie Fforde’s number One best sellers

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Birmingham 's Louis Vuitton store in Selfridges hosts a Mothers' Day event for special customers.

Jacqueline returns to Louis Vuitton in Birminghams Selfridges to illustrate customers and their children at a special weekend event. “ I met some wonderful ladies and the children were delightful, I even had some cuddles from little girls who really enjoyed having their portraits painted with their mummies!” Jacqueline had a special request from one mother to have her portrait done whilst breast feeding her little one.



Venice Simplon Orient Express ask Jacqueline to illustrate invitations to celebrate their 2019 opening season at Belmond Hotel Cipriani

Jacqueline had the pleasure of producing some evocative watercolours for Belmond in a ‘Celebration of Style’ for a very special event. The watercolours were printed onto beautiful A5 cards and posted to recipients in a logo’ed box wrapped in tissue paper!

The guests’ journey began at Belmond Hotel Cipriani, indulging in the timeless elegance Venetian style. The next day they boarded an overnight train to London, enjoying the luxurious first class dining on the World’s most famous train.

Second part of Lunar New Year promotion for Luxury Japanese skincare brand Decorté, Jacqueline was asked to illustrate top fashion and beauty influencers

Fourteen Influencers were treated to their very own Jacqueline Bissett full length fashion portrait last month as part of Decorté’s promotion. “I had some wonderfully glamourous looks to draw, I felt that I had a glimpse of these stylish ladies’ lives. It was great fun portraying them in ink! It was lovely to connect with some of them on Instagram and

For the illustrations, Jacqueline used ink, collage with gold sparkly ink for the Decorté brand logo

As part of the Lunar New Year, Jacqueline draws in Selfridges for Decorté on their pop up stand, promoting their luxury Japanese skincare.

I had the pleasure of working in my favourite store Selfridges again, last weekend. Decorté invited me to draw live for 2 days, sketching their customers whilst they shopped. The brand is very popular in Japan and they are promoting to coincide with the Lunar New Year. Selfridges as always, had a wonderful, lively atmosphere.

Four Seasons Hotel, London hosts "Mrs Legend' pageant, sponsored by Pragnell jewellery. Jacqueline illustrates contestants at an honorary dinner

I had the pleasure of drawing 14 contestants for ‘Mrs Legend’ an International beauty pageant organisation. Commissioned by their sponsor Pragnell Jewellers, I sat in an elegant suite in the Four Seasons Hotel at Tower Hill, drawing the glamourous ladies’ portraits . Each portrait took @ 12-15 minutes though I had a small amount of preparation pre-event so I had some of the guests’ sketched out’ in rough pencil format already- this took some of the time pressure off!

Wishing all of you a very Happy New Year!

I had the joy recently of collaborating with fantastic illustrator/animator Gary Mayes. Whilst preparing for a job we realised that we had a little time and it would be beneficial for us to do a little ‘test’, what better way than to wish you all a ‘Happy New Year’ ?!

I drew approx. 150 frames which then Gary took away and worked his magic.

I hope you enjoy our little ‘film’ and look forward to showing you more collaborations soon

Best wishes for 2019

-Jacqueline X

Louis Vuitton Pre Christmas Brunch on Sloane Street, Jacqueline illustrates special guests

I had the pleasure a couple of weeks before Xmas to sit in Louis Vuitton’s Sloane Street Boutique whilst special customers did their Xmas shopping, trying on the latest collection of LV bags, scarves, shoes and clothing from their Winter collection. I decided to use brush pens at this event for the first time due to the cream carpet. I’ve never actually spilt any ink at an event but as there were children and even dogs present, I decided to ‘play it safe’! It made or a challenging morning but I really enjoyed chatting with the guests and their families whilst sketching away- a great Christmas vibe in Knightsbridge!

Live drawing at a totally unique location!

Yesterday I drove up to Banbury to draw guests at Aynhoe Park for Pragnell Jewellers. Booked by Susannah at Couture Events to draw at a lavish party for their loyal customers. Pragnell’s is a family owned business with stores in Leicestershire and Mayfair as well as their flagship store in Stratford-Upon-Avon. They sell the most exquisite jewellery, made in house by master craftsmen and sold alongside luxury watches such as Cartier, Rolex, Patek Philippe.

The orangery at http://aynhoepark.co.uk where I worked sketching guests, was adorned with taxidermy leopards, a toucan and a giraffe, seemingly being lifted by gigantic porcelain balloons.

It really was the most ostenatious location that I’ve ever had the pleasure to work in! Out of the window next to me was a stunning view over the parkland which was full of deer. My guests kept spotting huge stags whilst I drew their portraits. It was a crazy busy 5 hours with barely time to change my paint water, but a thoroughly enjoyable day!

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Jacqueline was recently commissioned by the online retailer of gorgeous luxury clothing and accessories from Balenciaga, Prada, Gucci and other leading designers’ latest collections.

‘Inner Circle’ and ‘Front Row’ customers from this month will receive beautifully illustrated newsletters, invitations to fashion shows and personal shopping events.

Featured 'Artist of The Week' Jacqueline's work is promoted by her agent 'illustration Ltd'

I’ve been with illustration ltd for over 10 years and in this time I’ve seen my workload grow. The variety of commissions that the lovely team bring in from all over the world, is really exciting. I’ve had jobs that have taken me to LA, Qatar, Bahrain, St. Moritz and Paris many times. During last week my illustrations ‘took over’ illustrationweb’s Instagram page and they featured me on Twitter and Facebook.

Below is my ‘Scrapbook’ which includes Q&A’s and a downloadable poster

I have 2 portfolios featured with illustration Ltd- one for my general commissions and another for my live event work which has become really popular in the past 10 years, not just with me but many other fashion illustrators. Illustration ltd have offices in London, Paris, Hamburg, New York, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney

If you haven’t already seen my portfolio on my agent’s website, please do! www.illustrationweb.com/jacquelinebissett



Naia commission Jacqueline to illustrate for their animation and stand at Première Vision in Paris

I worked on a huge animation project with Uber Digital design company on hundreds of sketches animated by Uber for a short film to show their sustainable, nature fibre product. The digital illustrations on iPad Pro using Procreate showed 3 different looks ‘Slounge’, ‘Urban’ and ‘Bar Noir’ in relevant settings which I also illustrated along with nature elements. The very talented crew at Uber Digital in London used Rotoscope animation to create a wonderful short film. For more info, visit their website https://www.uberdigital.com/work/eastman/experience-naia

Last week The Cuckoo Club hosted a club night for All Shook Up's Flamingocolada, Jacqueline painted guest portraits whilst they enjoyed the new cocktail.

It was an evening of challenges for Jacqueline, drawing A5 full length fashion portraits in very low and colourful lighting but a lively, atmospheric event with some great ‘models’! Jacqueline prepared a sample before the event so at least she could be ready to sketch.

Jacqueline illustrates for Four Seasons magazine for their Fashion issue

I was recently commissioned by the luxury travel brand Four Seasons to illustrate in the Fashion issue of their third issue. Articles to illustrate included a fascinating read by SC Stuart showing the impact of Artificial Intelligence on fashion design and where the future is taking us, by keeping a track and logging information on existing designs/trends. The next feature by Amanda Mull was on catwalk representation of women of many physical abilities and sizes. Finally I was asked to give my opinion on present fashion trends and for my take on reinvented designs from leading brands’ archives. I decided to work digitally on the iPad Pro, which is still a lesser area of my work, the suitability for the articles seemed most relevant. It’s always good to have some editorial work as a freelance illustrator as this is still our best showcase, seeing one’s work in print.

Jacqueline and Kathy Wyatt team up to illustrate guest portraits for Bvlgari in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Kathy and I were invited to stay at Badrutt's Palace Hotel in St. Moritz to draw fashion portraits of their special guests for an event to celebrate 100 years of jewellery watch making. It was an informative talk in a beautiful suite in the world famous luxury ski resort. We prepared 'poses' before the event so watches could be photographed and printed onto watercolour paper which we then drew the portraits. The event was a huge success, Kathy and I managed to draw nearly 40 portraits between us in 3 hours. To view Kathy's work please visit www.kathywyatt.com . You can also read my agent illustration web’s blog here -https://www.illustrationweb.com/news/3695/bulgari_celebrates_with_live_event_drawing_duo

Kathy and I on the balcony of the Helen Badrutt Suite, photographed by brand ambassador Walter Lussu

Sketching at Soho House Festival on Hampstead Heath with Private Drama Events

I had a very exciting day last week at Soho House's Festival at Kenwood House. It was a hot day and my first time working at a festival outdoors. Luckily I had a shady spot on the edge of Private Drama's marquee where I was able to cast an odd glance at the amazing acts of circus-style performers. Their theme was very much 'The Greatest Showman' Vaudeville style with traditional acts being off-centred and updated, I felt honoured to be a part of their very grand marquee.

4 full days live drawing at Ralph Lauren's Polo flagship store on Regent Street

I had a great time over the Royal Wedding weekend, working on the first floor of the beautiful Regency building. Staff were very welcoming and it was great to work in a place with a lovely 'family feeling'! The glitzy opening evening was attended by the fashion glitterati who came to listen to Ginnie Chadwyck-Healey who gave a fabulous talk on the styling of Ralph's new collection. The following 3 days I spent linked up to a large monitor where guests were invited to try on the new collection, styled by the staff. I then sketched them on my iPad Pro, emailing the illustrations directly to them. 

Bloomsbury Publishing commission jacqueline to illustrate a wonderful new Italian lifestyle book by Kamin Mohammadi

Had a lovely commission nearly 2 years ago to illustrate the cover for this book, it was then shelved for a year and when it returned, the cover was changed slightly and internal illustrations were added to each chapter. It's a really fun, playful read of Mohammadi's relocation to Florence and an insightful journey into this new world after a busy career, writing in London.