Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Watercolor Illustrated card!

I am not formally trained at painting in any medium but whenever I get a chance I do like to give it try. I do not normally get a chance to pursue painting admist my busy schedule and a super active toddler but a commissioned work recently was a perfect opportunity to get back at it.

I had super fun making this A4 size card and loved how this turned out. The idea was to portray the life of a friend from a naughty flirt boy who used to roam outside girl's college to a husband to a shopaholic wife :)

I started out by roughly sketching the college and shopping center buildings on a Brustro Watercolor paper.


And then I went at them with good old watercolors :)



The guy at the college checking out the girls :)


The wife at the shopping center waiting for the husband :)


    Have added some bollywood songs as per client's specifications to add some spice to the card. Ohhh and this is a slider card, so the guy on the bike slides towards the wife :)


Since the inside has a story, we decided to keep the front pretty simple. A watercolor washed out background, hand-written sentiment and corner die-cuts. To make it more like a gift than a card, we decided to put it on a frame. I added some glitter foam sheet to enhance the look and the brad enclosures to keep the card closed.

Here's a little video showing the slider action.


video

I am entering this card for the  Lulupu Challenge #48 - Watercolors!

I hope you like it!

6 comments:

  1. wow, this is awesome Ujjwal, the sketching and coloring and of course the concept !!

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  2. Wow Ujjwal, loved this card!! and loved it all the more coz it's completely hand drawn!! amazing!
    Thanks for joining us in the Lulupu Challenge #48. Good Luck!
    Hugs!
    Manu

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  3. OMG! Love this brilliantly executed card Ujjwal! Thanks for joining us in the Lulupu Challenge #48. Good Luck!

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  4. Good sketch and watercoloring!
    Thanks for joining us in the Lulupu Challenge #48. !
    Dolly - Lulupu DT

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  5. what a creative depiction, sure to have brought some smiles

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  6. Hello Ujjawal, are you from Agra? Went into Nostalgia on seeing your this card

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