Well let me tell you a bit more ^_^ The painting got commissioned by the brother of one of my very lovely friends, Ms. Tricia aka Tershbango. The people who read my blog for a longer period of time know that my friendship with Tricia started with a doodle and...a Prince Charming. There are a few posts that you can have a peek at and I shall list them here if you want to have a trip down Memory Lane.
Chapter 1: Peeking into a Chrystal Disco Ball.
Chapter 2: They got Hitched and a secret collaboration between Mama Bird & me.
Bonus Chapter: Prince Charming is Preparing for Valentine's Day...in a somewhat unusual way.
I can't tell you how amazing it is to be a part of people's lives by doing illustration work for them. It truly is one of the best feelings in the world. And in this case I was present (in doodle spirit but still I was there!) at the weddings of Tricia AND her brother! Yes, you could only imagine my surprise and excited when Neil, Tricia's brother, contacted me for a wedding presents for his wife Reena. I got the free hand and the only requirements where to add their cats, their names/wedding date and the logo of Hell's Kitchen where he proposed to her.
So I got to work and I can share some peeks of what I did as they got the painting and it's already hanging proudly on their wall! The scene is a personal element that Neil did for Reena, he sang to her on their wedding day and it was a traditional Indian wedding. I could capture so many things, but eventually settled for this as for me it really captured something that was entirely of them. The singing, the Indian elements. The elephant which stands for loyalty, trust, strong foundation...all things you should have in a marriage. The border is Reena's actual henna tattoo (mehndi) that I re-drew and gave it a gold antique feel to it and of course, lots and lots of color and glitter and little details. But okay, the pictures! I added a bunch of pictures to my Flickr stream as it'd be easier to watch. Otherwise this post would be huge. You can click here to see it on Flickr or...click the slideshow below. Whatever you prefer.
That's it! What do you think? It was a bit of challenge as the painting is one of the biggest I ever done, but in the end after switching up my concept for a few times, I do like how it turned out and most importantly...Reena and Neil and their family loved it! Mission succeeded!
Neil & Reena...let me thank you again for this wonderful opportunity and for your patience (especially Reena hehe) and I wish you all the luck & happiness in the World!!
I do want to point out that if you want have something created for yourself or to give as gift, don't hesitate to contact me as soon as you can. It takes time to brainstorm and agree to a solid idea and if there's a deadline involved, a rush fee will be added as I have to push other commissions aside for a bit (a clone would be handy every now and then haha). So...you can simply email me with your idea(s) and a possible deadline, then we can go from there. I'll get back to you with more information and pricing as soon as I can. Payment in installments is possible if the price is on the higher side. E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope you liked the peeks and I'll be showing more commission peeks soon. I haven't really done this huh? No fear as I have a bunch lined up for you hehe.