This enormous (16x20!) custom pencil portrait is a combination of three images:
This photo of the couple dancing...
...this pretty sash, which was actually on the right side of the dress, I drew on the left side to make it more visible...
...and this monogram sticker thing I added to the floor beneath the couple's feet.
This triple combo was the customer's idea - and that's the fun of getting a custom drawing. You can be really creative with it!
This young couple ordered this pencil portrait to celebrate their first anniversary, because the traditional 1st anniversary gift is paper. What a creative idea, right? Because the couple was local, I had the pleasure of delivering the drawing to them in person, which was a first for me! "So happy to have our money go to a local artist versus a jewelry store!" they said. I completely agree: the biggest pleasure of buying on Etsy is knowing that your work is going directly to an artist rather than through a big corporation.
(Just in case my husband is reading this: there is nothing wrong with jewelry stores. I completely support you buying from them. For me.)