Saturday, 12 February 2011

An interesting commission




My ex-colleague Alasdair, who is these days behind the clever Otto & Spike label, commissioned me to make a wedding present for his friends. Not a conventional portrait, it's rather a pair of characters representing the couple's various interests. I forgot to photograph them on their stands before I handed them over, so here are some sketches and scans of the finished pieces. I hope they like them, I enjoyed making them!

5 comments:

Jenni said...

awesome gift.....lucky couple!
Love the eterovician style!!

jen storer said...

What a gorgeous and inspired wedding gift! I just love them, they would have to be the kind of thing you'd rescue during a natural disaster. very special. jxx

Sandra Eterovic said...

Thanks so much Jenni and Jen, I am very happy that you like them -- hope the recipients do too.

jaboopee said...

i'd like to do a little name dropping here seeing as you've mentioned my ancestors in this portrait....and a very lovely imaginative and unique portrait it is too...
but just to get back to me for a minute......
the bronte's were originally called prunty you know???
the had no direct descendants though so i can't claim any direct link, but there is a lineage....
are you suitably impressed ????

now i've not been round here for ages and i'm sorry for that ,i've no time to blog these days, it's lovely to be busy and getting paid for work so i can' complain but i've missed my visits here and love your fashioin illustration ....it made me smile,...and best of luck with your hut 13 endeavour , that would be a shop i'd love to visit....

Sandra Eterovic said...

Always wonderful to hear from you Elaine, I can't believe that someone with direct lineage to the Bronte sisters comments on my blog!!! ;) That change of name is indeed fascinating too...
It is extremely pleasing that you are really busy and have no time to update your blog -- congratulations! I am looking forward to having a little update anyway.
And when you come and visit here one day we can have some cake and tea outside the shop! If not gin!!!
Or was that ouzo, Ms Bronte/Pronte/Prunty?