I’ve been trying to do some more painting, so when I was asked to design a moving announcement, I took advantage of the opportunity to try incorporating it into my concepts.
I love the watercolor brushes for lettering. The bristles on the tips are shorter and less likely to flair out, making them easier to control. These brushes also have a well that can filled with water. This provides increased control over the amount of water you are using, and also makes watercolor painting more portable!
For this project, I used the Medium Tip water brush for the lettering, as I tend to write large. For the florals and leaves, I used both the Medium and Detailer tips. I also enjoyed getting to know the Gansai paints. The colors were quite vibrant. I especially love the navy blue… It was the most marvelous hue! I didn’t even have to mix it with anything – perfect as is!
After I painted the individual elements, I scanned them into my computer and created a composition in Photoshop.
Here are the final four concepts I presented to her. The top left I created in Adobe Illustrator, the top right was illustrated with Micron Pens, scanned and created in Adobe Illustrator. Which one do you think she’ll chose?? Follow my Instagram account and I’ll post her selection in a few weeks! Thanks for reading! XOXO, Erin @eringermandesign