Botanical illustrations for chocolate bar packaging
Willa Gebbie | London Based Fashion Illustration and Live Drawing
by Willa Gebbie
3w ago
This recent collaboration with Scottish chocolatier, Quirky Chocolate took my botanical illustrations from the page to product. The original illustrations; You can also see my previous packaging collaboration with Quirky chocolate here ..read more
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Window Painting for Yves Delorme
Willa Gebbie | London Based Fashion Illustration and Live Drawing
by Willa Gebbie
1M ago
Throughout 2024 I’ll be working with Yves Delorme to create monthly window displays for their London showrooms. Yves Delorme is a French heritage linen brand. Craftsmanship and creativity is an important element of their brand. With only two stores in London, they wanted to rethink their use of decals, and look for a more streamlined and eco-friendly alternative. To be as environmentally friendly as possible, I am sourcing paint from a local paint recycling centre, and mixing colours to get the right shade. So far, we have managed without using any new paint. The window designs reflect the lat ..read more
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Tree illustrations for Kew Gardens
Willa Gebbie | London Based Fashion Illustration and Live Drawing
by Willa Gebbie
1M ago
I’m pleased to share my latest illustrations for Kew gardens magazine. This issue, I illustrated two double spreads for 10 Must See Plants at Kew. The artwork was mainly of trees, and here are a few of my favourite. I also loved this waterlily painting, featuring the largest and smallest waterlilies together. (The giant waterlily is Victoria boliviana and the world’s smallest waterlily, Nymphaea thermarum) x, Willa ..read more
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Festive window painting for Rupert Sanderson
Willa Gebbie | London Based Fashion Illustration and Live Drawing
by Willa Gebbie
4M ago
I am so delighted to have worked with Rupert Sanderson to create this beautiful Christmas display in his Mayfair boutique. The brief from Rupert was to create a classic, single colour design that was both festive and incorporate the product line. We settled on suspended garland of baubles and festive foliage, leaving room to customers to peer inside at his beautiful shoes. You can also see a video on my Instagram. x, Willa ..read more
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Hand painted advent calendars for EviDenS
Willa Gebbie | London Based Fashion Illustration and Live Drawing
by Willa Gebbie
4M ago
Just imagine receiving a delivery like this!? This fully hand-painted advent calendar is overflowing with luxury skincare products from EviDenS and hand-delivered to beauty editors across London. What a treat!     It was a bit of a mammoth task to hand-paint 10 of these calendars over a week, partly because it landed right at the same time as organising an exhibition, but with a bit of support from friends, they were completed on time and turned out beautifully. Here’s some pictures up close, and you can also pop over to Instagram to see a video of me making them. x, Willa ..read more
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My Most Memorable Meal column for Sainsbury's magazine -part 2
Willa Gebbie | London Based Fashion Illustration and Live Drawing
by Willa Gebbie
7M ago
Since the start of 2023, I've been working with Sainsbury's magazine on a monthly column called "My Most Memorable Meal." I already blogged about the first few commissions here, and here is part two. The commission involves creating illustrations to accompany celebrities' stories about their unforgettable dining experiences. I look forward to some of the bizarre stories that I have to draw. At times, it can be pretty challenging - and I have to do a fair bit of research. Each story is unique, and has specific details about the food, the location, the era, and the people involved, so there is ..read more
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Autumn illustrations for Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew magazine
Willa Gebbie | London Based Fashion Illustration and Live Drawing
by Willa Gebbie
7M ago
The latest issue of Kew magazine is out, and I can share my illustrations. I’m a regular contributor for Kew, creating a double spread for the Members' Map section each season. My Autumn map features six hand-painted highlights, including the Orchid Festival, the Holly Walk and the Pinetum. Everything is painted by hand in watercolour. I’ve made a painting process video of the Chestnut-leaved Oak. Have a watch on my instagram reels. x, Willa ..read more
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Personal work for publishing
Willa Gebbie | London Based Fashion Illustration and Live Drawing
by Willa Gebbie
7M ago
Here’s some recent personal work of mine. I wanted to experiment by placing my illustrations into a different context, specifically considering it within publishing and book covers. The core illustration style is the same, but with a slightly different flavour. I’ve added secondary flowing lines which support the main illustration, adding decoration, placing it within context, or adding movement and composition. Just as normal, I’ve hand painted all of the elements and tweaked their colours and layout in Photoshop to get them just the way I want them. Let me know what you think. View fullsize ..read more
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Window Painting for Marylebone Village
Willa Gebbie | London Based Fashion Illustration and Live Drawing
by Willa Gebbie
7M ago
Marylebone Village has been undergoing a huge renovation, including the creation of two brand new retail units. The hoarding was brought down just in time for the village’s annual Shopping and Dining event, but left some hollow looking space within the bustling streets. I was invited to hand-painted the windows to help to bring some life, colour and creativity to an otherwise bland space. The windows were partly painted live during the event, adding some bonus action to the street for no additional cost. Perfect for the event, but designed to work through Autumn and Christmas until the units a ..read more
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Watercolour food illustrations
Willa Gebbie | London Based Fashion Illustration and Live Drawing
by Willa Gebbie
8M ago
I created this series of watercolour food illustrations for media production client, CH Video. The assets were animated as part of a global corporation’s in-house staff training pack. Sadly I can’t share the full video for obvious reasons, but I can share my artwork with you. Also, to give you a flavour of the animation, here is a behind-the-scenes shot of the production process from CH Video ..read more
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