After 13 years of working in couture bridal and sketching for clients and bridal publications I have decided to make this modern keepsake available to every bride. Illustrative Moments takes a fashionable memory and turns it into a timeless piece of art and the new go-to gift even more so the ULTIMATE fist anniversary gift of paper. Perfect for any occasion- Bridal shower, Wedding, Anniversary, Valentines, Birthday, Christmas, or just because. I have even had requests for bridal party and mother of the bride portraits as well which makes for a very thoughtful gift from the bride. If it is a gift given before the big day I have been successful in working with tear sheets of the wedding gown and pictures of the bride to-be with notes on hair styles and jewelry since most brides cannot keep their big day glam a secret from their friends. Gift Certificates are also available as well as optional custom work such as illustrations for paper goods etc.
The illustration is rendered in a high fashion style that will take on characteristics such as hair color/style and jewelry but is not meant to be an exact portrait. The chosen pose is decided by the dress and all highlighted details creating a flattering composition.
Each piece is done with much attention to detail and is created in colored pencil, colored marker, ink, and metallic pens and placed in a silk white mat with backer board ready to frame inside a clear sleeve.