I got married in March, so I decided to design the invitations. Our first venue was going to be a Greek restaurant, and I have a lot of love for Greece having studied there for many months. After some research I took this metope from the Temple of Zeus at Olympia..
.. and took out Heracles, leaving Athena and Atlas. I painted this..
..and got it printed up with a gatefold design, which once back from the printers looked like this:
The ceremony itself was at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, so I painted this as well (it’s a view of the Pavilion)..
.. and included it in the mail-out. The ceremony invitation was on the other side with a dragon, which I copied from the wallpaper in the room where we were to marry..
.. I like my dragon. Anyway having done all that, the venue fell through with 3 weeks to go, so in a hurry we got these cards printed up for a 2nd mail-out –
– and had an amazing time at a restaurant overlooking the pier instead. To be honest it was worth it though, any excuse to draw ancient greek people.