Saturday, May 15, 2010

The First Day of the Rest of Your Life


I had an interesting little job recently.  A client of my husband's asked me to illustrate her wedding guests as party favors.  (Lucky for me, it was a relatively small wedding-- only 40!)

The directions were pretty minimal, such as, "so-and-so has black hair and is very elegant, so-and-so is a triathlete with a prosthetic leg".  Well, I agonized (because I always do) but in the end the bride loved them!  I hope the guests liked them-- I'll never really know if any of them resembled anyone, since the wedding was in Texas.
I think the wedding was today.  I wonder how many of these will be on the floor of the car tomorrow! :)


Out of all of them, this one was my favorite, she wanted a portrait of her wedding dress.

14 comments:

  1. Are you kidding? On the floor of the car? One must really be careless to not even think how precious this is. I would have loved to be a wedding guest! These are great and what a fabulous idea. The wedding dress is simply elegant.

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  2. Krista, these are wonderful, what a treasure. On the floor, no way, I hope not. Ces is right, that dress is awesome. 40, good grief, you are amazing! and your font looks great on them too.

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  3. Looks reall airy and fun! ;)

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  4. What a great idea and I certainly don't think they will end up on the floor!

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  5. Hahahaha! At first I thought you meant how many of the GUESTS would wind up on the floor of the car...you know, it being a wedding and all....

    These are FANTASTIC! Oh my goodness, what a memorable and meaningful gift for all the guests. That must have been kind of hard, just going on description alone. But they all have such style and flair and energy. I would be happy to be any one of them! And that is a GORGEOUS dress, too. You are awesome!

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  6. WOW!!!! Krista, LOVE THEM! What an awesome gift to give to her guests, and you did something amazing. You are so talented, looks like you're on to something, here....good for you! Believe me, i certainly doubt ANY of these would be on the floor...Bethany is my favorite!!! what a cute idea to do for a family! you're super talented.
    heather

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  7. Lol, a portrait of the wedding dress? XD I think you're being too hard on yourself, these all came out great! Such a cool variety in poses :)

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  8. So this is the wedding project you were talking about! WOW, they are wonderful!!!!

    I love the poses and bright colors, no surprise the bride loved them!

    Really fun idea, and yes, thank goodness only 40!

    PS - HA! Of all the weird and funny captcha codes, mine just read 'beerout'! Out with the beer, in with the wine! Heeheeheeheeheeeeee

    Take care my lovely friend, I hope to be back in touch more soon! xoxoxo

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  9. Whoaaa... this is a genius idea, I would've love to be invited to a wedding like that! And you have drawn all those people so very beautifully, Krista! :)

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  10. Thanks for your visit girlfriend! Well, sorry to disappoint you but I ended up trashing all my sketches for those exercises - I'll probably regret it for posterity, but at the moment I wanted to get them out of my sight! Oh well....

    I forgot to tell you your equipment tapestry is awesome - you're so good at those!

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  11. What fun and how charming a keepsake! I don't think any should end up on the floor, rather framed and kept. Fun project and great share.

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  12. These are positively fabulous! They're beautiful! Wow! She should be happy with them. What a novel idea and brilliantly executed.

    Bravo, my love!

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  13. What a great idea!! There's no way they're on the car floor - a true keepsake! The wedding dress is beautiful, but I have to say I like "Bethany" too - she looks like she enjoys life & regularly kick-up her heels!! Well done.

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