I haven't shared any of my bridal commissions with you since Sarah, so I've pulled a few to feature today. In order to give the post a bit of theme I chose some beautiful brunette brides. This first up is a childhood friend of mine, Lee (above). Her gorgeous dress was a full length white lace gown with a slight champagne underlay and satin cocoa colored sash, designed by none other than Monique Ihuillier. I remember watching Lee walk down the isle looking so happy and beautiful that I decided to illustrate her in walking pose, which also compliments the dress silhouette.
The next beautiful bride is Jenn (above). She was given a gift certificate for a custom illustration from one of her bridesmaids (ironically also named Jen!) as a wedding gift. After the wedding Jenn sent me her online album and told me that one of her favorite details of her wedding dress was the laced corseted back. So I came up with this fun flirty pose to feature her favorite feature.
Last but not least is Jade, another bridal illustration wedding gift. This one was purchased by her sister and maid of honor, Yana. She preferred to work with me and give the final illustration to her sister as a surprise! Yana said it was important to have the dramatic long bouquet and hip embellishments featured in the illustration, so I accomplished that with a profile pose.