Friday, 25 July 2014

#5 Red hot chilli pepper


So I'm back form my trip away and getting stuck into my fashion illustrations again (or at least trying to fit it in amongst other work!). 
This girl is inspired by a photo from the Sartorialist and this amazing Dolce & Gabanna chilli pepper two piece. I want it! If only I had a spare £1000 lying around! I did manage to get a similar outfit on Etsy from Laundry Day Apparel, which fits like a dream and is perfect for summer!

M x

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Paris is always a good idea





Recently I went to Paris with my boyfriend, sister and friends and I couldn't resist stopping a Laduree on Champs Elysees! Even the facade of the building is a treat! I especially loved the art nouveau style metal work that you can see in the second picture. 

We were blessed with a couple of days of sunshine, but had to endure some rain. Luckily however, on Bastille day, the weather was glorious and we got to watch a concert at the Eiffel Tower and later watch the fireworks in the evening which were spectacular! 

Mx

Saturday, 28 June 2014

#5: Eye of the tiger


#5 in my recent fashion illustrations. Wouldn't you just love a jacket like that!?

M x

Saturday, 21 June 2014

#4 French Bulldog


Another fashion illustration installment! I'm literally having so much fun creating these, I can not stop!
This outfit was inspired by a dress and shoes from Asos.

M x

Friday, 20 June 2014

#3 Violet


Another one of my fabulous fashion illustrations! I'm really enjoying working on figurative illustration again. And I love finding/creating all the different looks for my fashion girlies to wear! I got this outfit from Nasty Gal.
Hopefully I'm going to carry on at the pace at which I've been creating these illustrations so far and keep posting them regularly. I've begun to number them as I'm sure I'll run out of creative names for each one soon enough!

M x

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Dance the night away...


Another fashion illustration I've created recently! Sporting a glittery skort! Or is it a pair of skorts?? Who knows!
I created her in my usual manner, watercolours and digital (but mainly all watercolours!) 

More to come...

M x

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Drink in hand...


Here is the latest fashion illustration I've been working on! 
To create this illustration I used watercolour and digital methods. I'm currently working on more as this one was so much fun to do!

M x

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Illustrated map of Paris






A brand new print is now available on my Etsy store, my illustrated map of Paris!
I created the illustration using watercolours and digital methods. All of the text is handwritten with pen and ink.

Nothing beats the romantic feeling Paris evokes, even if you've never been there but have always dreamed of doing so! I'm lucky enough to be heading there this summer, I can not wait! So expect some snaps of my trip in the near future. I'll be staying in Monmartre, my favourite area!

Au revoir! xx
M

Thursday, 8 May 2014

NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week


This week I will be taking part in some events for NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week! This Sunday afternoon I'll be at House of Smith in Newcastle, for the "Clueless Class of 2014" event. You'll find me creating custom fashion illustrations of the attendees in their 90's inspired attire. So if you're in the area, make a date with Cher, Dionne and Tai, put on your best dolly dress and enjoy some fabulous cocktails!
For the full vents list visit https://www.facebook.com/nclfshnwk



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