Spring, love season launching weddings season…
Last summer, a couple asked me to realise their wedding sketchbook.
On the phone, the bride asked me to capture a sample of each moment, beggining with preparations till the dancefloor. The wedding would take place in a villa down in Marbella, the luxurious seaside town in the south of Spain.
Between ten hours, I had created ten colorfull sketches that the new wed couple will hung in its house, a beautiful frames wall, moving paintings wall.
Wedding album – Extracts
The drawings are made on live then retouched in the studio.
I organise my works in three steps : the decor first ! Before the guests arrive, I paint the tropical flowers, the panorama on the Mediterranean sea in front of the palace of Andalousia, the garden for a ceremony under the palmtrees… Then comes the ceremony, and the party, with guests portraits.
Capturing the ceremony
I especially pay attention to speeches and emotions.
Each drawing is a print on paper to keep the moment alive. The line becomes the story’s link, words of love, items around the new wed couple, symbolic gifts… I take it all in the album to create a souvenir which makes a nice complement to the photos. Sounds, perfumes and music enrich the illustration.
Guests come to have a look at my drawings, it’s entertaining. At the end of the day, several people ask to see the results. “That’s pretty cool to get a live sketcher for a wedding !”
Reflecting the atmosphere with watercolor
The party will enlighten the pictorial touch!
Night is falling and lights fade a bit, bringing us impressionnism colours. Degas or Monet, Van Gogh or Toulouse-Lautrec are all night painters who inspire me the party atmosphere.
If you’re looking for an original souvenir, I’d be delighted to create it for you. Contact-me and we’ll speak about your project!
The album, ready to send…