USAMAMANIKKI

20 May 2013

Wedding Painting for Mami & Tamon ウェディングウェルカムボード まみ&たもん

今年のウェルカムボード第2弾お披露目です!

Here is my latest painting! Wedding "welcome board" - no.2 this year! (English description at the end of the post.)

acrylic on canvas 380mm x 455
mm


今回いただいたキーワードは、
・感謝
・心ぽかぽか
・新緑・花・青空・春などナチュラル感 動物、新婦の愛犬(私の描く動物が好き、との事でした^^)
・ナチュラルで柔らかい雰囲気 で、後はお任せいただきました。

新婦さんはいつも笑顔で、気配り上手の頼りになる癒しキャラ♡。(子供の頃からの友人です)
新郎さんとは実際には一度しかお会いしていないのですが、今までに聞いた沢山の話によると、社交的で、常に大きな夢を抱いて前進していく素敵な方!
そんな彼をしっかり見つめて、時には軌道修正してあげつつ(笑)二人で一緒に将来を築き上げていくカップル。という印象を、勝手にですが、持っています。

そこから
・天使、動物、緑、花を入れる
・壮大なイメージで、夢大きな彼と誰をも包み込む優しい心を持つ彼女を表現したい
・教会をモチーフにしたい(新婦は教会っこ、挙式も教会でした。)
・二人の思い出を絵の所々に組み込みたい・・・(付き合いはじめて何年も経っているので思い出も沢山ある。) 
と方向性をしぼっていきました。

そして完成したイメージは〜
♡ 壮大な教会の前で天使、動物達、そして天使になった愛犬に祝福されるお二人 ♡

新郎新婦の思い出を教会のレリーフや絵で表現しています。
 ☆2階部分の右と左で電話をしているアライグマは遠距離の頃の思い出。
 ☆2階部分中央の自転車に乗る子羊は、自転車デートをよく楽しんだとの事だったので。(えっ羊に見えない?見えます、見えます、子羊と思って見れば見えます・・・汗)
 ☆そして入り口上部の孔雀の絵は、婚約指輪を東京タワーが見える場所でクリスマスにもらった思い出。(孔雀は私のチョイスです。) 
動物は単純に新婦さんに好きな動物を何種類かリストアップしていただきました。(きりん、羊、アライグマ、ゾウ)

絵として長く楽しんでいただきたいので名前等の文字はモチーフの一部に馴染むように組み入れる事をめざしています。今回は二人の両側の手すり部分が名前になっています。
また、絵の中の二人も実際にお二人が着用されるドレスとスーツなんです〜。

まみ&たもんさん、ご結婚おめでとうございます。
この度はお二人の特別な日のお手伝いをさせていただき本当にありがとう!
末永くお幸せに♡
拡大写真 close-up shots:
a quick time-lapse:

ラフスケッチ rough-sketches and study drawing:
こんなウェルカムボード・似顔絵を私たちも欲しい♡
という方はこちらで詳細をご覧いただけます。
SO, for those who are thinking "what is Wedding welcome board?!" - It is a typical Japanese wedding item, which is displayed at the banquet's reception to welcome the guests with.

The keywords I was given by the couple were gratitude; heart-warming; natural imagery such as sky, flowers, greens; animals and Jacky -- bride's beloved but deceased pet dog; a soft atmosphere. The rest was up to me.

The bride is always smiley, reliable, and attentive - a wonderfully lovely person and friend. (We have been friends since junior school;  the groom, although I've met him in person only once, from the many stories I've heard of him, is also a lovely man, who is sociable and forward-thinking, while always remembering to dream big. She understands his ambitious visions, and they move forward together towards a bright future, with her occasional adjusting of directions to somewhat more achievable goals; that's my impression of the couple. ^^

 So in the painting I wanted to include the following elements:
- angels, animals, greens and flowers
- a magnificent overall impression to portray his ambitiousness and her welcoming and nonjudgemental heart
 - use a church as a motif (she is a churchgoer and their wedding was held at a church as well)
- they have been together for many years now and shared many memories, so I wanted to include various episodes of their relationship in the imagery.

The final image I came up with was...
 of the two being celebrated by angels, her dog-turned-angel, and animals in front of a church, with the couple's memories incorporated into the building's facade:

- The animals are simply favourite animals of the bride.
- The two raccoon statues on the left and right side of the second floor are speaking to each other on the phone, portraying the couple's long-distance relationship;
- The middle relief in between the raccoons are of cycling lambs, because renting bikes and cycling around town was/is one of their favourite outings;
- The painting above the entrance door, is of a peacock couple kissing in front of Tokyo Tower (Christmas illumination), because he presented her with their engagement ring at a park in front of Tokyo Tower on Christmas evening; (Oh, how sweet...!)
- Their names became the pillars of the front stone rails, because I prefer to merge texts into a painting rather than have them floating above a painting. (I don't want a painting to become like a poster or a design.)
- Her dress and his suits are what they actually wore on the day as well. :)

A big congratulations, dear Mami and Tamon. Wishing you a wonderful life together! ;)
And thank you for allowing my painting to decorate your special day. xxxx


xxx Maiko

Find Maiko also at:  ok.iam  usamamanikki  Draw Me by Maiko

14 May 2013

Cellist and Bassist

先月友人たちの演奏会に行ってきました!素敵な演奏を聴きながら、絵を描きました〜♪
Live sketches I did while at my musician friends' gig last month! :)




xxx Maiko

Find Maiko also at:  ok.iam  usamamanikki  Draw Me by Maiko

Other Posts You Might Like こちらの記事も読んでね!

Popular Posts 人気の記事