It's been a loooooong time since I updated my blog because I have been keeping really busy! I have been working on two sets of wedding invitations, one of which is done, the other is about half way done. I am starting to design yet another set, and working on some commissions and some personal projects. I also am still doing some graphic design work for a home linens company. So I've been keeping super busy!
That being said, I thought it was about time I did another post about my process. This fall, I had a commission to paint a piece as a wedding gift. It took a lot longer than I thought it would, but I was really happy with the result!
First, I started with the reference the client gave me for the project. They had already been to the wedding, so they had taken pictures of the bouquets for me.
|The reference. There wasn't much to go off of, but I did at least have an idea for color|
|As you can see, I just put the general colors in, outlining two of the flowers at the top and giving them shadows so I know that the direction I want to take the painting in will work|
|I have all my paints ready, my brushes, and the painting taped onto my drafting table. I also work with my sketch next to me so I know where the shadows and hi-lights need to go. The color comp I leave up on my computer screen to follow.|
|As you can see, I paint it color by color until all my guidelines are filled in! It's a very exact way of painting, but it works really well for me. It's also really fun to see the painting come together piece by piece!|
|The finished painting with the original sketch. Time to take the tape off!|
If you would like to commission a piece for a wedding, contact me via my etsy store or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, a reminder that you can now follow me on facebook and on instagram! (anneappertillustration)
Now, back to work on everything else I have to do!