This GIF shows my process for large projects like this; I sourced a bunch of photos from the couple, and then illustrated those photos as a collage in Illustrator. Then, color block and decide on the final palette.
In 2017, two of my best friends got married after being together nearly the entire time we’d known each other. I’d had this idea for awhile to do an intricate illustrated poster showing years of memories, so what better time to put it into action?
Always buffer in more time! I started this project about a week or two before the wedding… which led to many late nights leading up to it. I tend to underestimate illustration projects, but getting it right takes time. In this case, about 40+ hours of time…