In February we launched our competition to give away a Bespoke Couple Illustration from Paper Veil, a mounted, hand-drawn illustration of a lucky couple on high quality watercolour paper. Our winner was Natalie, who is planning a rustic barn wedding with her partner, Kyrie, which will take place at Doxford Barn in August 2017.
Laura from Paper Veil got in touch to share Natalie and Kyrie’s beautiful illustration with us, and she told us a little bit about how the illustration came together…
“Starting a new illustration is great for me because it’s a totally blank canvas ready for my interpretation of the couple to take place.
“After Natalie sent over a couple of photos of themselves and the flowers, clothing etc I got a feel for their style and started by drafting out the couple, using the shape and size of the flowers to determine how the wreath at the bottom would sit around them.
“Once the draft is approved then the inking and colouring is really where things come together. I picked out colours from the bouquet Natalie had chosen for the flowers underneath and blended them using brush pens to bring it all together.
“Finally, some hand-lettering for their names at the top finished off the design.”
Natalie and Kyrie were absolutely thrilled with their beautiful illustration, and our thanks go to Paper Veil for providing this fantastic prize.