I was lucky enough to be approached by Derwent to design a new Special Edition tin for them.
The entire image (which also wraps around the back of the tin, was drawn entirely with their new 12 colour range of 'ColourSoft' pencils) and here's the result, I hope you like it:
"Derwent has made an exciting collaboration with Niki Pilkington, an artist who has a fresh approach to illustration, combining detailed portraiture with vibrant pops of colour.
Niki has a playful yet intricate style focusing on portrait based interpretations of fashionable girls, depicted in a 'street style/snap shot' way. She has captured the attention of the fashion world working with Topshop and MTV; featuring in magazines, notably Elle, Nylon and Grafik.
This made her the perfect match for Coloursoft pencils which provide splashes of vivid colour that can be softly combined to create any palette for illustration and fine art. The specially selected 12 fashion colours are a complimentary addition to the current range of 72 Coloursoft."
To celebrate the collaboration, Derwent are giving away 2 sets of the tin, along with 2 copies of my 'Vintage Fashion Journal'. Click HERE to enter!