Drawing a bespoke wedding invite in the style of 18th-century satirist
I was recently commissioned to create a family portrait in the style of 18th-century British Satirist James Gillray. The bride had seen his piece "Harmony before Matrimony" and she wanted to re-create the image with her family and using motifs special to her. They live in LA and the husband works at 20th-century fox, so we put a fox on the back of his chair. She is English and he is Amercian so we had her sewing the two flags together. Her two beautiful boys were drawn as a cheeky cherub and a little soldier. The Belgium dog was in there with the flag draped around him and it was all complete with a table full of film scripts and their home drawn in the picture frame.
This drawing was so much fun to make and it was brilliant seeing the final wedding invite.