Custom Bridal Illustrations: Ball Gowns



The ball gown silhouette has always been a favorite of mine, and its certainly a favorite of my bridal clients. The past few months I've been steadily busy sketching custom bridal illustrations. Its been a while since I shared any brides here so I figured I'd start sharing again with some of my recent "ball gown brides."
The beautiful ruffle gown (shown above) is by Oscar de la Renta. Its such a extraordinary and fun gown, truly like nothing I've had to illustrate before. I'm really happy with how the illustration turned out. (Hopefully the bride likes it too!?! The illustration is a surprise gift from her friend, so I didn't actually work with the bride on this one.)
This next gown had a lovely lace pattern throughout the bodice and skirt, but its the intricately detailed scalloped hem that really makes the illustration unique to me.
Last but certainly not least is this opulent and full ball gown. There were a lot of intricate details I had to pay attention to here: a beaded underskirt, lace applique and embroidery with crystal beading, diamond jewelry and orchids not only in the bouquet, but in her hair as well!

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Pirate of The Napkins said...

These are beautiful! It makes me miss my wedding dress that much more. I loved these. :)

Leslie Riggs said...

These are absolutely gorgeous Brooke!! I'm thinking of having you illustrate me one....Would I have to get you a picture of me before the wedding in my wedding gown to be?

Reyni Ramirez said...

beautiful!! i love it!!!

Brooke said...

Thanks ladies!

Jamie, I work from photo's from the actual wedding, so no need to send photos of the dress before hand. You can purchase the custom illustration beforehand then once you have some online pictures from the wedding (anything from a photographers album to jpegs from an iphone) send them my way and I'll get started.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Amazing sketches! Makes me wish I was invited to a ball and needed a ball gown!

fotoclipping said...

I love illustrations more than real one!!! :D

Brooke said...

Aw, thank you fotoclipping! i try and capture the most beautiful elements of each girl.