Briana is a fashion illustrator located in the SF Bay Area. As an artist, she tries to challenge herself with different media as well as different approaches to the drawing process, which creates a challenge for her and often results in growth. Her fashion illustrations tend to be more linear with a play on shape. The interaction between the two is what interests her. She tries to push limits between movement, balance, and a goal is to achieve a likeness to the model. How texture and media react is extremely interesting to her.
Her work includes, but is not limited to, fashion portraits, fashion figures, accessories, and fashion in general, as well as live drawing at events. Her background in Graphic Design is helpful in terms of compositional design, balance, and shape. Her education in illustration is experimental, loose and open-minded, which attributes to keeping her work fresh and playful. She particularly loves drawing at events because of the personal interaction and overall excitement of the setting; her teaching and interaction with students over the years has contributed to healthy confidence in her work and in a social setting.
Her event drawings generally take about 5-7 minutes to complete, so she can average 10 portraits an hour. She uses 9 x 12" watercolor paper and can do both portraits and full body drawings.