This post is all about my friends’ wedding artwork (Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Lin). The image above is for their welcoming balloon prints that their guests will be taking pictures with. I made sure I communicate with the bride to get her input on the drawing. I asked for pictures of her dress, her hairstyle of the wedding day, her bouquet to personalize the drawing. I also went through a lot of their photos to capture their signature happy face and gesture. That is why I kept the beard, glasses and the peace sign for the groom even if he won’t go with any of that on the actual wedding day.
This image is their guest signing sheet (30″*50″). All the guests will put their thumb print in between one of those neuron connections and sign their names around it. You might guess it, both of the bride and groom is biology-related major and in this way they will have their special wedding theme. They are both very serious about their religion so I also incorporated the cross at the background. The heart in between them represent that they found each other in the process of pursuing truth in science, which is also one of the messages that they want to convey through their wedding. I used mainly watercolor paint and watercolor pencils to keep the whole image soft and dreamy, which goes really well with the wedding theme and also make the thumb prints stand out.
To help their guests who might not all be biologists, I made a small version (9″*11″) of the original print with some thumb prints on them just to suggest where they might want to put their thumb prints on.
I got this project right before my final week in summer school so I have to squeeze it in between my studio hours for finals, which was quite a time-management challenge. My years of training paid off—I got my school work done in time beautifully and finish the wedding project that made the newly wed happy, and I didn’t need to pull even one all-nighter.
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