Posts tagged ‘wedding’

Nikoel & Terry’s Wedding Website

Nikoel and Terry’s wedding website, with custom illustrations of the lovely pair. This website was a lot of fun to put together, plus I learned a bit more about css and javascript. Not bad, not bad.

splash screen

website main page

The all of the illustrated elements from the website were custom drawn for this project (though I’ll probably recycle that wooden frame for other projects down the line), the Stargazer lilies are actually the same illustration repeated, resized, and rotated to look like a cluster. can you tell? I drew it last fall for her save-the-dates.

Stevens-Jouper Family Portrait

I used ink and watercolor for everything, and added a graphite shadow to keep the figures grounded on the screen. I drew all the elements separately, removed the solid backgrounds in photoshop, and then digitally stitched it together in illustrator, so this composition is actually a digital collage.

Brooklyn Roofdeck

The weather in Brooklyn has been awesome these past few days. 70F days with full sunshine. My gardening brother-in-law has graciously donated the containers from his old roof garden to my new roof garden, because he now has a house with a yard and can plant into the actual ground. He also gave me some raspberry bush clippings, some potting mix, and a trowel. I went to work last sunday planting some spinach, mesclun mix, and pea plants. I also put the raspberry cuttings into soil. I noticed some of the mesclun greens are sprouting, and the raspberry bush is growing new leaves, so it looks like things are under way out there. As for my baby seedlings, I have at least one specimen of everything I’ve planted, except for the Tabasco peppers. Some of the seedlings have bent stems or look otherwise wimpy and sad… but a few of the babies are looking very good! I took some time today to put more seeds into the pods that aren’t sprouting. We’ll see what happens next. Admittedly, I’m a bit over-obsessive about these seedlings. I peep and poke at them every chance I get, which is a lot because I work from home. If these seedlings were people, they’d end up like Buster Bluth.

Buster Bluth

I’m going home to Seattle to visit my family and some friends this week. My friend is going to be garden-sitting while I’m gone. Maybe the plants will flourish in the absence of my smothering and obsessive greenthumby hands. Let’s keep those fingers crossed.


Autumn In New York

Things have been fairly dull and slow on the creative front around the International House of Powkang these past couple of months, but I do have 2 things I want to share. In both instances, the clients have been very good friends of mine and great to work with.

Save The Date postcard, Front

Stargazer Lily

Save The Date postcard, Back

Event Information

Nikoel, one of my BFFs, is getting hitched next summer to her soul mate Terry. They are on a tight budget, so I offered to do design work for the event pro bono. This began with the save-the-dates. After some problems with the originally chosen image (low resolution) and dissatisfaction with all the other photographs we found, I finally offered to either go to the flower district, pick out a stargazer lily and photograph it myself, or just draw the flower. We went the illustration route. This not only solved the image resolution problem, but also laid to rest any issues we’d have with images that might be copyrighted. Then I put together the event information on the back using the colors she chose. The typeface I used was Chalet by House Industries. I showed this typeface to her about 2 years ago, and she told me she wanted to use them on her future wedding invitations. Yes, my Rain Man-esque memory really remembers this sort of thing.

More design elements from her wedding to come.

In other news, I was commissioned to make a title banner for my good friend’s blog. She has been chronicling her thoughts of and life with Multiple Sclerosis at Tingly Feeling. She is a wonderful writer, and her blog is informative for people like me who are ignorant of this disease, and provides support for herself and others who suffer from it. I also learned a bit about her condition during the creative process, as I did some research for reference. She wanted an illustrated nerve strand with damaged myelin sheaths. I know, right? Huh?

Damaged Myelin Sheath

Nerve Strand, Ink and Watercolor

The finished banner can be found on the blog itself, and just because I’m vain I will link to the post where she praises my work and includes a picture of me.