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Family Portrait Save-the-Dates

April 9, 2017

You guys,

There has been a lot happening in Dylan land. As you saw in my last post, my second Skillshare class on Pattern making has been published and has taken off with a bang (if I could yell my gratitude through this post I would), I’ve got new classes in the works, I’m on the cusp of selling my work (both home sewn bags and products with my own patterns on them), and I’ve started a second 100 day project (first one here) on creating daily illustrations.

ByDylanM even has a little update; thanks to an email I got over the weekend, I finally got my butt in gear and set up my email subscription. You can now subscribe to this blog by entering your email address in the sidebar.

Additionally, I’m going to start incorporating more of my design work into the blog, transitioning to half sewing, half design, with potential personal/self care sprinkled along. What an exciting time! But let’s get to these save-the-dates, shall we?

Drew and Aubrey are close friends of ours getting married (!) this October. Brooks went to highschool with Drew, and we were introduced to sweet Aubrey when they started dating. I was thrilled when I was asked to illustrate their save-the-dates and invitations.

They wanted something fun and light that featured a portrait of them with their three adorable pups Eleanore, Penny, and Chester. Drew’s a Bee-keeper, and so they also requested to have little bees flying around in the background. Drew and Aubs are a young and hip couple, so the males are donning bowties and the ladies are dressed up in floral crowns.

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I provided four color options for them; two subtle and two bold. Since their wedding will have softer tones, they decided on the soft mint. The invitations will be more formal with printed envelopes, so we decided the final style for the save-the-dates will be a postcard with illustrated flowers around the recipient address.

Custom Illustrated Family Portrait Save the Date

Are you looking for a custom illustrated family portrait? Head over to my contact page and let me in on the details of your project!

Looking to learn how I digitized my drawings and handwriting to make your own? Check out my Skillshare class on the very topic.


Love, Dylan

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