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Last update: February 2024
Wedding Sketcher is a professional live artist based in Exeter, Devon, with a gift for creating illustrated stories of the wedding day. Jana uses ink and watercolour to capture special wedding moments on location. She has decades of experience in various art forms and loves using splashes of colour to capture the essence of life's most vibrant milestones.
1. Story Of Your Wedding | 2. Guest Portraits
1. The Story Of Your Wedding
A joyful, interactive experience, Wedding Sketcher allows guests to see the sketches being added to the display as they are being made. Each sketch is hand-drawn on archival-quality watercolour paper with artist-quality watercolours. After the wedding, the final collection can be delivered in a personalised hand-bound album or as separate sentimental masterpieces. While a high-resolution digital version is included in the price, it is also possible to order prints of any of the sketches. Jana is available to travel to more distant locations up to two and a half hours outside Devon.
The beauty of the sketches (or you could call them illustrations) lies in the fact that they capture moments as they happened – no staged poses. If you’re looking for something different to remember your wedding day, then an illustrated sketch album might just be what you’re after!
2. Guest sketches
After getting so many requests Jana now also offers guest portraits that can be given as favours when finished. Please bear in mind that if you have a large number of guests it is highly unlikely Jana will be able to draw all of them. These sketches are a portrait type, face focused drawings, so a bit different from the story of the day sketching style. They can be full colour or just a line drawing. They can be drawn digitally and sent to your guests mobiles or email address when finished.
As a new services Jana also offer guest portraits in style inspired by sir Quentin Blake. These can also be offered as digital portraits and sent to your guests mobiles when done, which has many advantages. Prints can also be done afterwards. For more information please see Jana's website.
How many sketches do you get?
It depends on how long you book Jana for.
For the story of the day sketching you will get about 25 sketches per 6 hour package, which is the most popular option. Some of these will be created live and some later, for the moments that happen too fast.
For the guest sketches this will be a bit different, all will be done on the day and the number will vary depending on how many people are in the sketches and how long Jana will be booked for.
Jana can also create an oil painting from your wedding photo. Her way of painting is combining the traditional with contemporary, to really bring the painting to life. She usually works in a loose and spontaneous style, yet keeping some areas well defined – a winning combination that doesn’t just replicate the photo you already have.
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