Saturday, July 20, 2013

Wedding invitation design

This is a wedding invitation, sans words, that I designed for a friend. I've known her all her life, and she is marrying a wonderful man this fall. I'm very happy for her.

I had planned to combine watercolor and colored pencil in this piece, so I drew it on Arches hot-pressed watercolor paper, but I ended up only using pencil. I had never used this pricey paper for colored pencil before, and I like it more than any other paper I have tried. It just figures I'd love the expensive stuff.

I'm fairly happy with this piece, though of course there are always things I wish I had done better. I think it communicates the feeling of a warm, slightly hazy fall day, a jewel-like day that is extra precious because so few are left before winter.


  1. yeah, i like this picture.

    once upon a time, I bought a piece of paper for six bucks because this dude wanted a drawing. he got bent out of shape when i told him how much the drawing would cost...i called him back and told him. "I didn't realize you wanted a poster, let me call Staples and I'll see what I can do for you."
    i guess he didn't want a poster and the paper sat around until i put it in the woodstove. i sure wish i had at least tried it out.

    oh, yeah. please don't mention the end of summertime. cicadas make me cry.

  2. Aaaaaaagh!!!! I can't believe you burned up a six dollar piece of paper. Though maybe its just as well. Champagne taste can be hard to cure. I love good paper. Makes me go all swoony.