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Hand-Drawn Illustrations

I love to see the texture of pencil on paper, and in our world of computer-generated curves, it’s always refreshing to see artists’ strokes for a change. I like the sweet simplicity of Birdsong and the sketchy swells in the Rose invite.

My cousin and her now-husband were going for something “kinda simple, cute and nature-y, not fancy or frilly” when I drew their little birds. In this version, I like the hand-written look of the Strangelove font.

songbird wedding invitation by sweet penelope

I originally made this other illustration for another awesome couple, my sister-in-law and her husband. They, too, were aiming for something less fussy, and they wanted to include his favorite flower, the rose. There’s a mysterious appeal to the gently curving vine and chubby bloom. (I love to say “chubby bloom”!)

rose wedding invitation

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Vi Vo #

    Are hand-drawn designs available for those of us not related to you? I like both the chubby blooms and chubby birds. :)

    January 28, 2013
  2. Elise #

    No, you MUST be related to me! Just kidding. A family relationship is not mandatory. Also, I am fond of all things chubby (and corgies!).

    January 30, 2013

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