CREATIVE SPOTLIGHT: FASHION ILLUSTRATOR CHRISTOPHER M GEORGE

Hi Guys,

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Welcome back to yet another Creative Spotlight on the blog (lol but do i sound like a vlogger?? I’ve been on youtube too much lately). If you missed the last one, kindly check it here
Today’s talent is another amazing individual, i mean i only bring amazing people to you guys though so yeah.
He’s a fashion illustrator and he’s damn good!! His work motivates me to do better with my ohh-so-average sketches. I’m good at the body part/clothes…but the face, the freaking face…I’m like 0.2! But his faces slay like whutt?! OK I’ll just allow the pictures do the talking.
Let’s meet him shall we?

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1. Introduce Yourself please?
My name is Moyosoreoluwa Christopher Okon-Udiminue. Born 17 years ago on children’s day.
My brand name is “Christopher M. George”  which originated from my own names. A fresh high school graduate about to enter the University. Apart from illustrating  I write, sing and I love being homely with people.

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2. Your little begginings + motivation?
I started my career officially early last year with a new fashion brand called “Cece’miye” with the job of an assistant creative director and fashion illustrator. My motivation for this career has always been my age. It’s a very huge driving force for me not only in my fashion career but in other things, because it always hits me when older people say “I wish I were 20 years younger”, anytime I hear that I hope i never to have to say that 20 years later. So I try to make the best out of myself now.

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3. So are we talking natural talent or it was learnt?
All the way natural ! My mum said at 3 ,I was always drawing on the walls of her room and she’ll be so mad and then clean them off, like you cant just leave me with an empty sheet of paper and pen or whatever, I drew on everything that came my way, there was a time my mum placed a ban on my drawings but it just didn’t stop , she gave up eventually and kept supporting , in secondary school? ,everyone knew moyosore’s desk , even up to my note covers , You can never mix it up , it had sooo many drawings and illustrations,  although it was as a result of boring classes or conversations I’m not paying attention too, so yes it very natural and I thank God for it.

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4. Any Mentors?
I’m a huge fan of Hayden Williams, not because he’s insanely good but because he being young is really inspiring to me. Other designers  I look up too are Adebayo Oke Lawal; he’s so amazing! ,Sisiano , IAMISIGO, Moofa, Meena, Mai Atafo, McMeka, April by kunbi, T.I Nathan, Josh Sammuels , Lanre DaSilva Ajayi , Maxivive , Toochi Ugoala, Jide Reason. All These Nigerian designers are just too amazing and I look up to them.

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5. What tools do you use? are there any must-haves for fashion illustrators?
Yes there are basic tools a creative should have but i commuicate better with a black pen and a white sheet of paper. When I’m with that , magic happens. But if I want to just splash some color I use markers, the Schneider maxx markers.

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6. What inspires most of your drawings?
Number one my mood then when I’m amongst happy conversations or gists, it just inspires me but ,majorly its when i remember that by every second I’m getting older and I don’t want to regret not maximizing my talent at this age.

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7. How do you balance being a student & Creative?
I think this question should be how do I balance being a creative and a student because for me, the system in Nigeria is you must go to school and come out with a degree in one so called glorified course, but we fail to remember that if we all become lawyers and doctors , more people will be graduating to join the other people who have graduated and joined the other people who are unemployed, so for  me balancing has to do with how equal things are , I see both school and my art as equally important so when one is more demanding than the other I face it squarely.

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8. Have you had to do any major illustrations that caught the media?
The illustration I did for @kachmeifyoucan on Instagram, she’s an International Nigerian stylist. We worked together backstage at the Heineken Lagos fashion and design week 2015, so I saw a pic of her and did an illustration as i usually do, she loved it and reposted and it got other likes and then another was from Genevieve magazine speaking on how they liked my works, so yeah 🙂

Contact Christopher
Bbm :3341A328
Email: christophergeorge.m@gmail.com
WhatsApp: 07087769224
IG: @theunusual_moyo

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Christopher M. George offers creative consulting for fashion designers during their pre collection period.
We provide services like illustrations and artistic directing. Also working on adding post collection services like PR and patnering with fashion blogs.

Are you a creative or know anyone who you’ll like to be featured? Shoot me an email 👉👉 ttoyinkehinde@gmail.com with Subject “Creative Spotlight”

L. A. D. E

8 Comments

  • Gracey February 12, 2016 at 6:17 am

    I have a soft spot for fashion illustrators. Hehe. He sha used style and didn’t show his face.

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    • Toluwalade Toyin-Kehinde February 12, 2016 at 3:03 pm

      Me too! Lol please tell him to take more pictures!
      Thanks for stopping by Grace

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  • bennymakachi February 12, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Brilliant work. Very talented guy. I wish I could draw… ;(

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    • Toluwalade Toyin-Kehinde February 12, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      Lool thanks babe!!❤

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  • Rasheeda Nae February 12, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Love these illustrations. So good omg!!

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    • Toluwalade Toyin-Kehinde February 13, 2016 at 7:11 am

      i know right?

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  • sogie February 13, 2016 at 7:29 am

    I read the entire post in the vlogger voice lol. Did you say face? Girl he’s hair game is amazing. Likeeeee
    Great talent man, I love when I see young people doing great things and basically having sense. The I wish I was 20yrs younger part hit me and I definitely don’t want to be caught saying that. Lemme go and stalk his IG now.
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    • Toluwalade Toyin-Kehinde February 13, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      “and basically having sense” loool because you know common sense is no longer common. On a lighter note, his hair game is fayaa too, glad you noticed! That vlogger vibe is beginning to look like a thing haha

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