New Artwork – Golden Sunrise and Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

I’m very proud of this project. A friend’s son is getting married soon, and I was commissioned to design the invitations for the rehearsal dinner, which will be held at a lovely little club right on the beach at Dam Neck.

First, I created a colored pencil drawing of a sun rising over a tumultuous sea:

Golden Sunrise

I used Prismacolor pencils on Strathmore sketch paper. Click on the image to see a larger version. And remember – baby Jesus hates people who steal art off the internet.

I scanned and edited the image a bit to make it just right, then I did the layout and typography for the invitations in Adobe Illustrator:

Rehearsal Dinner Invite

Fonts used: Parisian and Phyllis. Again, click on the image to see the full-size version.

We had the invitations printed by Business Document Solutions – great folks to work with, by the way, if you’re in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area. My client was so tickled with the final product that he had me design directional placards and seating cards for the event with the same sunset image!

Feedback, please – what do you think?

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