The perfect keepsake
THE CUSTOM BOTANIST
Bespoke commissions of your wedding bouquet in pencil and paint
Are you looking for a beautiful way to preserve your wedding flowers?
After spending so much time and money on wedding flowers, brides often look for a way to preserve their bouquet after the big day. A dried flower arrangement in a boxy frame isn't for everyone, and if you value original artwork then a custom drawing offers a unique alternative.
It all starts with your photo.
Whether it's taken by your professional photographer or a friend on their phone it doesn't matter, as long as photos are close up and clear I can use them.
Work in progress
All commissions are meticulously planned out before any paint touches paper, and I spend a lot of time working out the perfect composition and layout so we can get the best out of your bouquet.
All colour commissions are mixed media, and essentially half painting, half drawing. I start with a watercolour base as I feel it gives a really nice depth of colour, and then add layers of pencil over the top.
I promise regular communication throughout your commission, and email clients progress photos so they can see their drawing develop.
It is such a personal piece of work, it just has to be right.
Watercolour and coloured pencil on thick A3 watercolour paper
BLACK & WHITE £199
Graphite pencil on heavyweight A3 paper
As all work is bespoke, if there are things you would like changing just let me know. Whether it's making a certain flower paler or brighter, or changing the colour of the ribbons, all details can be tweaked to suit you.