Jan and Ria – 40 years together

Jan and Ria will be married for 40 years this December. I made them an invitation.
A little ‘comicy’, a little bit playful, but not too much, a touch of memory and some of their favorite colours.

I made this card with acrylics and gouache, and mixed up stamp technique and painting.
For the back I used my own handwriting as a font.

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Sneek peek of the process:

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Sketches.

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Portrait.

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With some old school carbon paper I transferred the drawings on rubber, to cut out and use as stamps.

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Stamp of the lightning tower.

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Stamping the portraits, and correcting them with a paintbrush, and adding more detail.

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Correcting everything again in Photoshop and adding all the elements together.

Done.

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