We're working on creating an invitation suite for Angie of Absolutely Events based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights Dream. Its one of my favorite pieces from Shakespeare (along with The 12th Night). However, it lends itself to a few conundrums...this massive list of characters and elements, for example. I sketched out all my pieces already (pics to come, of course) and I new I wanted to include trees, a fairly hallow, and .... something else. I wanted to create some sort of pattern to include all the different characters, with vines, leaves, flowers, fairies, spider webs, etc. I used the base idea of a chinoirsier or toile to blend all the elements together.
Since I knew that would be the most difficult design, so thats where I started. I first sketched it, then inked it in. From there, I'll scan it into the computer and clean up any pen skips or mistakes, then print it out and add paint.