These two small drawings were commissioned as a Christmas present to the couples in the photos. I was contacted by their children who are now married and wanted a portrait for their parents of their special moment. They happened to have very similar photographs of their parents at their wedding day cutting their wedding cakes. It was such a lovely idea I thought.

Bride and Groom cutting their wedding cake, 20 x 15 cm, graphite pencil on paper
Bride and Groom cutting their cake, 20 x 15 cm, graphite pencil on paper

The drawings are just 20 x 15 cm in size, the smallest size I work in. The photos being quite old did not offer a huge amount of detail, but offered some very interesting shapes and shadows.

The clients were very happy with the finished portraits:

Hi Ivana! These look amazing! We’re very very happy with them, thank you so much…The drawings are absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for all the work you put into them. I know that our parents will be thrilled. Thank you so much again…

Adam & Grace, Dublin, Ireland
Finished Portraits in Mounts

As I always do, I sprayed the finished drawings with a fixative before mounting them in mounts. I use neutral coloured single bevelled cut mounts. These are ready to be inserted into frames. Most of my sizes are standard sized and will fit into shop bought frames, or can be framed in custom made frames.

Sketching a Portrait

I took a photo when working on the line sketch.