Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Ren: Mother's Day Promotion





A few weeks ago I created an illustration for the skincare company Ren, for their mother's day promotion of their  rose otto bath oil. I  got to paint my favourite things, flowers and beauty products, so I was thrilled to be working on this!

Keep you eyes pealed for some more illustrations I have created for Ren, which I will be able to share with you very soon!

I also do recommend their day and night creams for the V-Cense range if anyone is struggling to find a good face cream to stick with, find it here: http://www.renskincare.com/c/facial-skincare_v-cense

xXx

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Out and about...







Above are a selection of images from my Instagram account which show some of my recent work that you can find in various magazines.
 I regularly get to create maps for Fabulous magazine, which I love doing, as I get to learn while I illustrate! Researching the different places beforehand to see what they look like and the general vibe that I want to portray is important in order to get the best outcome. 
I also regularly create illustrations for the "How to…" beauty feature in Top Santé, a monthly women's health beauty and wellbeing magazine. Which include a step by step guide to getting the latest beauty looks.
And also, one of my favourites, Sunday Times Stlye magazine's "Can't live without.." feature, for which I illustrate a different beauty product every week.

I have been very busy of late and will be updating EVERYTHING soon with new work, so keep a look out!

xxx
M

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Chanel No9






It's been a while since my last post, but summer is officially over and I'm tucking back into creating a whole new selection of illustrations!

My latest offering is a still life watercolour of Chanel No9 perfume bottle. 
A truly sunny print which I think would look simply gorgeous hung against a white wall.

Right now it is available in A4 paper size on my Etsy store
Keep your eyes peeled for more illustrations coming soon

xXx
M

Friday, 9 August 2013

Vera Wang: Princess

Here's a new illustration I created for sale on my Etsy store.
It's of Vera Wang Perfume bottle, Princess. One of my favs!

xXx
M

Thursday, 1 August 2013

You & Your Wedding Magazine








 I'm thrilled to share with you all a commission I worked on a few months ago for You & Your Wedding magazine.
The issue has just came out and I was excited to pick up a copy and take a look.
I always love to see my work in print and in it's final form.

For the article entitled 'The Five Maids You Need" I illustrated five different types of bridesmaids 
and also a second illustration of some accesories.
It was a lovely piece to work on which I thoroughly enjoyed and, am very pleased with the end result.

xXx
M

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Life on film

    

       


Hey everyone,
I’ve got something very exciting to share with you all!
I make my on screen debut in my very own video! It is simply a little snippet of my life, how I work and what I love to do.
It was created by the very talented Sam Nicklin and shot in various locations. In my home studio, my home city of Newcastle and also in sunny Austin TX.
Enjoy! xXx


Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Young & Beautiful



Here are two portraits I've created using watercolours and digital methods.
The first is of Lana Del Rey, and the second fellow Geordie, Cheryl Cole.
Both beautiful ladies don't you agree!

The overall style of the portraits is very sweet and girly, so, right up my street.

I am indeed available for commissions so, for any brides to out there, custom portraits like these 
could make a great gift to your bridesmaids. Or how about custom wedding invitations with an
 illustrated version of you and your future spouse!

All enquiries to be sent to: hello@melissabaileyillustration.co.uk

xXx
M

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Can't live without...





Here are some of the illustrations I've been doing for the Sunday Times Style magazine lately.
Every week I have been illustrating the "can't live without" section,
where someone will share their must have beauty product.

It's such a great job as I get to find out all the great products out their without even looking!

Check it out every Sunday in Style mag!

xXx
M


Monday, 17 June 2013

No 5 and Rouge


Here's a new print which is now available to buy over in my Etsy store!
It was painted entirely with watercolours.

Go Take a look, just click HERE

xXx
M

Monday, 20 May 2013

B.B.


I'm loving using watercolours at the moment and am focusing on honing my skills!
It's such a different technique than pencil drawing (which I do a lot of) but is way more fun.
I created this illustration, inspired by Kate Moss's latest Vogue shoot, and of course Brigitte Bardot!
I wanted to capture the essence of 60's bombshell.

xXx
M


Saturday, 11 May 2013

White Lace





This is my latest illustration which is now on sale in my Etsy store as an A3 print.
I've also included a picture of the original sketch.

I've been absent from posting for a while and it feels good to be back doing it again!
So expect more soon, I've been very busy!

xXx
M

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Fabulous Magazine


If any of you have the chance, check out Fabulous magazine today. 
I created some beauty illustrations for one of their features! 
It was such a fun project to work on, I adore drawing beauty products 
and also love using watercolours to come up with a really lively illustration.

M
xXx

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Progress: 007




Here is a current illustration I'm working on,
In the process of adding colour!
She's wearing a pearl cat ear hairband, how sweet!

Also a little peak into my workspace,
where I create all of my illustrations!

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Merry Christmas everybody!

I'm feeling festive, wrapping gifts and watching Home alone! 
So here's a Christmas illustration treat for you all!

Merry Christmas!

xXx
M

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

DOLLS NIGHT OUT: KURT GEIGER


I'm super excited for tomorrow! 
Not only is it my birthday but I also will be at Kurt Geiger, Newcastle
 from 6.30 till 9.30pm as their in house fashion illustrator! 
Where I will be drawing the lovely ladies that come down for the "Dolls night out!" 
Check out the poster and come along and see me if you can!

xXx

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Chanel No 5


I have added another perfume bottle illustration print to my Etsy store.
The classic "Chanel No 5" bottle is a favourite of mine, 
as I'm sure it is to many people.

I'm also thinking of selling the original as I have so little space to
keep everything that I do! I hopefully want it to go to a good home, 
where it will be admired, not stored away!

Check out the print HERE!

xXx
M

Friday, 12 October 2012

New prints!


HI everybody!
I've been very busy of late,
 and finally have some brand new prints in my Etsy store.

They include some perfume bottle watercolour illustrations 
which I recently created for Canada's Glow magazine 
which I was very excited to be involved with!
I will have a full post on it soon.

Also available is the "Aurora" print
and the "Chanel rose" design.

There's lots of pretty prints to be had which 
I will constantly be updating, so keep checking in!

xXx
M




Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Zombie Nation





Halloween is nearly here! One of my favourite times of year! 
I always like to do themed illustrations, and anything dark is a real treat for me 
as I normally create quite girly illustrations.

Above is my interpretation of a zombie/frankenstein monster.
 I call her Frankie! 
I'd say she still looks pretty glamorous even as the living dead.
 It's not surprising as I based it on a photo of Zooey Deschanel 
(who always looks gorgeous)

I've included a sketch, before it was coloured.
I coloured and layered it digitally which really let me play about with the whole composition.
I also added some vintage movie poster text!

What do you think?

xXx
M

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Chanel rose



I absolutely love working with water colours.
All the things that I love about them are also what make them such a difficult medium to master.
Their unpredictability, which gives a painting a spontaneous vitality.

Above is a hommage to Chanel. Inspired by their recent add campaign.
I smudged the paint a bit due to being too impatient to wait for it to dry,
 (or have the sense to get a hairdryer)
But thanks to the magic of photoshop,  I wasn't too put out.


I'm certainly not the first person to add drips to the Chanel logo,
 but I just love the way it looks!
With that in mind I think I'll be printing one of these for my wall
 (with a nice big black frame)

Hopefully soon I shall update my Etsy store and this one will certainly be
available.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Aurora


Here is my latest illustration Aurora
I created it using pencil, watercolour and digital media.

This will shortly be available as a print, 
once I get round to sorting out my Etsy store!

I have already produced a print of this and have added silver stars
to the sky in the background.

It's rather subtle but works nicely with the delicacy of the piece.

xXx
M