Francesca Waddell Illustration

Francesca Waddell

The Top Project

Here is a really exciting way to finish off the year. A sneak preview of my collaboration with Niki Taylor the talented designer behind the Olanic label who has just launched a new project.
Collaborating with new and upcoming designers The Top Project promotes and sells the work of emerging print designers and illustrators on 100% organic cotton printed T-shirts and sweatshirts.


Couture Bridal Sketches

I do loads and loads and loads of sketches for all of my commissions I literally fill up an A4 file of sketches drawings and ideas. Which will then get edited down to just the finished article and all those other drawings can get lost or forgotton about so here are a few out-takes from this last project.



The Knot – Couture Bridal

Illustrations commissioned by The Knot
“The Knot” in the US runs a bridal trade show, COUTURE, that is held twice a year. As part of debuting the new location in New York, they wanted to create some concept sketches of how the new space will look as part of a mood board that would be displayed on-site at the trade show in April


ICON Magazine Ad Campaign

ICON Magazine Advertising Campaign, Oliver Voss GmbH
Here are the first 2 illustrations


Hello There!

Its been so long I got the fear! Everytime I thought of doing a post I cringed, luckily I’ve bucked up the courage and got over it as I have lots of exciting new projects to share with you
First up is Tousle Me Softly for Herbal Essences



Nigella For The Stylist

I love Nigella – she is undoubtedly the Queen of Domestic Goddessness. This month she created some exclusive recipes for the Stylist, and I was asked to illustrate her for the issue.

Click here for the link and click here for the video of the salted caramel covered shoot.

There is also a nice article in The Stylist about it. here


Sainsbury’s Magazine December 2011

Last month I was asked by the lovely people at Sainsbury’s Magazine to illustrate their December beauty feature. I received the magazine in the post this week and judging by the packaging it looks like one hungry dog attacked it!


By Brilliant Jewellery

I was asked to create four illustrations for By Brilliant’s website to accompany their online jewellery collections, the jewellery itself was to sit on top of the illustrations. The four looks were English Rose, Boho Beauty, Girl About Town and Lady Fabulous.

Lady Fabulous

Girl About Town

Boho Beauty

English Rose

Why don’t you head over to the girl’s website and take a look at their fabulous collections


Vogue Japan

This month’s look is Givenchy and the theme was ‘eccentric’. Do you like her panther shadow? It was the best way to incorporate it into the illustration.

And for those of you who like the sketches (I always do) here is some work in progress…


Vogue Japan – Monthly Illustration For The Editor’s Letter

September’s illustration – Prada

Dolce& Gabbana

Ocotber’s Illustration – Dolce& Gabbana.

Its a great collection and I love the musical theme. View the whole collection here