Event signage was a commission for a wedding of a couple who own a narrow boat.
The request was for a sign panel which incorporated the couple’s names, their boat name (Freedom), the date & wedding location.
The brief for the sign was for it to be in a traditional painted style.
I designed them the layout, they loved it & so couldn’t wait to see it go from design to panel.
An alloy metal panel was bought to the required size, before I gave it a sand down, primer coat, under coat & 2 top coats of enamel paint.
The layout for the event signage was then pounced onto the panel ready to be painted. The block colour signwriting was painted first using a sign writer quill brush.
The next stage was to paint all the lighter shade of the drop shadow. Again due to the size difference in lettering, 2 sign writer quills were used.
The larger scrolls above the wording were added & the sketched out drop shadow can be seen. The bigger scrolls were designed to mirror the smaller versions, so they fill the space better.
The darker shade was added to the event signage, blended into areas of curvature & in the cast shadow
A close up to show the blending of the colours on a curved drop shadow.
The completed event signage panel after all the sign writing was completed.
It then had a covering of varnish for extra durability before the panel was delivered to the very pleased clients.
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