Andrew & Alex's wedding invitation designer dropped out three weeks before they were due at the printers, and a lovely mutual friend put us in touch.
The brief was to create illustrations in the style of Quentin Blake, so I dutifully borrowed heavily from The Great Blake himself. This was my first commissioned work as an illustrator, and so the guys were incredibly patient with me whilst I Youtube-d how to go about what we all had in mind. I learned how to remove the background from scanned drawings, and how to make my own watercolour brush preset in Photoshop, and it all came together from there.
Luckily Alex and Andrew really liked my illustrations for their (SEVEN PAGE) wedding invitation, so we agreed to continue to work together on the order of service, the menu and the place cards too. The most challenging part of the whole experience was undoubtably being asked to draw a hog roast, ie. a dead pig, in the style of one of the world's most beloved children's illustrators. Check it out, it's haunting.
All in all this was a brilliant illustration job for me to start out on; the extreme learning 'cliff' plus the tight deadlines meant that I worked incredibly hard, and the pay off is that I still enjoy looking back at this project, which for me is extremely rare.