I was commissioned to design a map for Beth and Ed to help their guests get from the church to the reception venue. I enjoyed the challenge of creating something that tied in with their existing stationery design and flower choices, but was also practical and easy to follow.
Tori commissioned a drawing on her dad's behalf of their local pub for him to use on an event invite - I did a drawing of the local church for Tori and Paul's wedding a couple of years ago and he wanted a similar style.
I wanted to draw something for Easter as I did during Advent - but found this an even harder task to get quite as I wanted (striking images that are meaningful without being cliché). In the end I did the following drawings but not quite happy with any of them. Click to view larger and see captions for some of the thoughts behind them.
Rebekah commissioned me to draw my take on Genesis 32: 22-32 - it's a strange passage in the Bible where Jacob wrestles with an unknown man who reveals himself to be God. Final image in charcoal below:
In December I shared a drawing every day for Advent. Each drawing illustrated a bible verse, and aimed to give an insight into why Christians feel such hope and joy at this time of year. I'm planning on making the series into some kind of booklet for next year so watch this space. Here's just a selection of the images (click to see full images - originals were approx 1.5 x 1.5 inches square).
Paul and Tori asked me to draw the church where they were getting married for their service sheet - I did a simple pen and ink drawing for them:
I've been working as Curatorial Project Co-ordinator for an exhibition at House of Illustration called 'Pushing the Envelope' (click link to learn more), and cheekily have submitted my own envelope artwork to be displayed alongside the illustrators we've asked to participate. I know I'm biased, but have a look at the House of Illustration website or follow them on twitter as it is a fantastic place with really fun exhibitions.
(pencil, pen, gouache on brown paper envelope)
I've been working on this painting over the last few evenings - it is based on lyrics from the song 'Farewell Appalachia' by Stornoway (a fantastic band if you don't know them already). I now wish I'd put more time and thought into the composition because I like to think a really fantastic painting could convince one of the members of Stornoway to marry me and/or commission me to illustrate their next album cover. Hey, maybe next time eh?
Ink, gouache, watercolour pencil, graphite pencil, pen.
I've been working on this painting for a few weeks now, just doing an hour here and there - and it is finally finished. It is inspired by a line from a song by Radical Face called 'Welcome Home'. Apologies to my friends/family members who know about ships who will spot all the mistakes in the ropes, etc. This piece is done entirely by hand - no digital colouring or touching up.
"Ships are launching from my chest" - pencil, ink, gouache, watercolour pencil. Approx 26 x 39 cm.
I think I'll have it produced as a print to buy at some point but for now I'm keeping it to myself... Click images below to view detail.
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