Guest Portraits Inspired By Quentin Blake

Simple and fun illustration of your guests done in a style inspired by the magnificent Sir Quentin Blake.

They are actually the quickest portraits I can do, so there is a better chance of being able to sketch more of your guests in the time given. And I really love doing these, they are fun and lighthearted, so please do book me and and give me an excuse to do lots more! 😉

I can draw individual portraits, couples or small groups.
Please bear in mind if you have a large number of guests it’s unlikely I will be able to draw them all. I am happy to have a chat and advise you on what’s possible and what I would recommend.

I have written a whole blog post if you would like to know more of the background and why I decided to offer this as an additional service. You can read it here.

Traditional Pen & Paper

Simple outline sketches done with pen and ink on archival quality paper, can be given to your guests as favours when finished.

Advantages

  • Your guests will have the portrait on paper

Disadvantages

  • There will only ever be just one copy
  • If they are given to your guests at the wedding I won’t be able to scan then for you, therefore there will be no online gallery.
  • No prints to give to other people or to keep for yourself.
  • Sketches on paper can get accidentally damaged or left behind.

Digital Sketches

Digital portraits are drawn by hand on my tablet. I don’t use any filters, they are drawn just like my paper portraits. They can be sent to your guests mobiles or an email address when finished. It can be just a simple line drawing or I can add shading as well.

I have developed my digital drawing technique so it looks very much like a real drawing with ink and watercolours.

Advantages

  • More than one person can enjoy having the copy or even prints afterwards.
  • You get the whole set printed after the wedding (included in price).
  • Online gallery of guest portraits with an option to download, that can be shared with whoever you wish.

Disadvantages

  • The guests won’t get the actual paper sketch on the day, but they will have the digital version. Prints can be ordered afterwards if required.

A few examples of digital portraits drawn on my tablet

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