I meant to post this sooner, but not too long ago, I was commissioned to illustrate a wedding announcement. The commissioner, Flavia, wanted me to use my simpler style with some background.
Usually for simple style commissions, I let the limited palette of my Sakura Koi travel watercolor set be my guide. For this commission, I wanted to deliver something a little bit more special, and since the Koi set is limited to 12 colors, I went for my more nuanced palette option. For comic pages and large commissions, I use a custom assembled pan watercolor palette that was cobbled together from a variety of half pan watercolor brands.
Even though I had a variety of color options, I intentionally opted for a muted palette, which allowed me a softer atmosphere. I limited the major colors used- rose, indigo, blue green, chocolate brown to avoid the composition becoming too busy.
I really enjoy having the ability and opportunity to create personalized illustrations. Being able to help someone commemorate a special event or help them capture a likeness is a lot of fun for me, and doing commissions is a great way for me to stretch my wings skill-wise while still being able to work on my longer projects.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Wedding Announcement Commission
Vigilante comic artist, illustrator, and comic craft blogger at www.nattosoup.blogspot.com. I have an MFA from SCAD in Sequential Art, which means I'm highly educated in the art of drawing funny picture books. I specialize in comics aimed at young girls, and enjoy the finer things in life- seinen manga, whiney autobio graphic novels, and science fiction.