I am in the middle of designing some wedding invites and booklets at the moment. I won't be posting these designs yet but in the meantime I thought that I would share with you some of the pieces I have been commisioned to create as wedding gifts.
First up is a fantastic venue that I had the pleasure to draw, Belfast Castle Cat Garden!!! To give you a little background as to how this came about ... I was contacted by Siobhán, a lady I had never met but who had received one of my drawings as a wedding gift!!! (I was commissioned to draw the church she got married in ....That's another blog post !! She told me that she loved this unique idea of giving a piece of art as a wedding present especially when it has a personal touch and inparticular loved the idea of the venue or some part of the wedding being created into a work of art that can be hung on their wall for years to come.
Siobhán explained to me that she had not yet given her brother and sister-in-law a wedding present and just did not know what to get them. She loved the drawing herself and her husband received that she had the idea to try and get intouch with me to see if I could re-create their wedding venue into a piece of art. She wasn't sure whether a drawing or painting would be more appropriate and so looked to me for advice and see what I thought.
After several chats with Siobhán we decided on the idea of pencil and colour pencil after showing her some of my work. This is a style I have done before. It is quite a nice idea if you want a certain area within the drawing to accentuate. Once size and details were arranged I got on with the brief ...
Some close up detail of the overall drawing ...
The pencils and coloured pencils I use are artist's quality meaning that the pigment or colour would be alot brighter than your ordinary pencils. Some coloured pencils I use have the benefit of overlaying one colour on top of another without loosing its vibrancy...
I also use good quality artist drawing paper. I like to work on a smooth surface that is quite heavy in weight. Papers have different weights and the heavier or thicker the paper is allows for more medium (what you are using;pencils,paint etc ..) to be applied to its surface...
Below is the image I worked from ...
The final drawing mounted and ready to be framed ...
And a little note of thanks x This always means so much ...
Thank you so much for reading,
Janey xXx ...
A Christening Gift For Tyrion
'Once size, layout, design, colour and frame were decided on I was able to then begin the real deal!! I had actually forgotten how much I love to draw typography and make it unique so this was a most enjoyable commission to create! To create this piece pencil and designer's gouache (a type of paint) were used to paint it.
The finished piece ...
Thank you for taking the time to read this,
Janey xXx ...
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Welcome to my blog. Here, I will be mainly chatting about my work and the work of other artists, designers, creators, photographers .... anything that interests me basically!! I'm always getting asked about the commissions I do and how I go about creating them. I intend to also use this blog as a platform to write and discuss this process from start to finish to give you an idea.
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