Back in March,
I was commissioned by a Mom to draw caricatures for a “Save the Date” announcing an engagement party for her daughter and future son-in-law.
Mom had these elements in mind for me to creatively integrate, when she sent me their photo as reference:
· She wanted a “book theme”
· She wanted to indicate the venue for the event
· She wanted the couple’s dog to be included (I was sent a separate photo of “Huckleberry”)
· She wanted green and orange to be the "themed" bridal colors
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I then rough-sketched out how I wanted the couple — and their dog — to appear, and sent the sketch to her for conceptual approval.
With that established, I then did a more refined sketch of how the couple actually looks.
After which, I colored it in, using Prismacolor (Magic Marker) and fine point Sharpie for incidental, nuanced touches throughout.
Voila — It’s now ready for double duty, come October, as a “Save the Date” mailer before...and as a “Sign-In Board” at the event.
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See you again the first Tuesday of next month for another illustrated rendering of Not Your Usual Caricature Artist.