THISTLES & ROSES

Weddings are always a good reason for me to get my paintbrushes and fine liner pens out. I don’t paint enough these days and given the current commentary on our overuse of social media, I plan to start illustrating more and spending a little less time thinking about what to tweet or instagram. I really do love creating these wedding illustrations and I spent a bit of time figuring out the thistle shapes as a nod to John’s Scottish background and was happy when I realised that Rebecca was also a species of rose!

I sometimes wish I was more technically skilled when it comes to illustration and a part of me wanted to refrain from posting that close up but I guess this is me! I’m quite enjoying documenting my drawings to see how my style has developed and I’m getting much better at drawing flowers that’s for sure! I very happily popped the package on to the wedding present table and hoped that John and Rebecca would like it. I’m super pleased to say that they did…