Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Baby Shower Invitation

My sister comissioned me to do original artwork for a baby shower invitation. She wanted it 8.5" x 11" and "soft." Eeek! That meant I couldn't have any of my beloved ink lines. I'd have to do it on watercolor paper (Eeek!) which I fight with every time I use it.


It was major stress for me.

The design concept was stuffed animals on a baby blanket. Most of the page was a field of pink for the text. The blanket hem showed a little bit in the upper corners and the full way across the bottom. The bear and puppy were on the left margin and the bunny was on the right margin near the bottom.

I fought with the bear. He just didn't want to be the way I wanted him to be. Arrggghhh! The puppy came out rather cute. I love, love, love the bunny.

The bear and puppy are about 2" tall and the bunny is 2.5" tall.

Total size 8.5" x 11"
Watercolors on 90 lb (185 gsm) Canson cold-press watercolor paper


john.p said...

I think it came out just fine. Bet she loved it.

Speck said...

Sissy said Mom-to-be cooed appropriately and exclaimed, "It's even in my colors!" I guess that means she liked it.