For an article about how to deal with the roller coaster of emotions that come with a wedding. For LDS Living magazine art directed by Kelly Nield at Stephen Hales Creative.
I was thinking about how a bride imagines a fairy tale wedding, but in reality the mothers could be fighting etc. etc. Then I remembered in the Cinderella Disney movie how the birds hold up her veil when she runs out of the church and thought wouldn't it be funny if the birds were fighting with each other.
Kelly liked that direction, so I worked up some spots to go with the bird theme.
I decided the birds needed to show a wider variety of emotions. I looked at pictures of Jessica Alba when drawing the bride.
One of my favorite things about illustrating is seeing the beautiful typography right next to my piece that ties it all together so well. I love how Kelly's design echoes the curving linework of the artwork, brilliant!
Here's a detail of one of the quarter page illustrations.
And all of them in the layout. Thanks Kelly!