Author Archives for esthervankuyk
Lovatt Wedding Invite
Late last year I had the privilege of designing wedding invites for some very special friends. They wanted hand drawn watercolour images, with shamrocks to represent her Irish roots on the wreath around her portrait, and ferns to represent his Kiwi roots around his portrait.
The dusky pinks, blues and greens tied in with the soft colours of the bridesmaid dresses. All in all this was one of the most fairytale-like picturesque weddings I’ve been to, and it was an absolute joy working on these invites with this couple.
And matching Order of Service, for their gorgeous beach ceremony:
Christmas Cards 2016
Handpainted with watercolour and ink, printed locally and envelopes made & sourced locally. Available from my Etsy store. Spread some Christmas cheer!
From Off-Cuts to Art Blocks
A few months ago we had renovations done at our house, and I noticed the builders leaving these little off-cuts lying around… I felt a bit like a crazy person gathering up their off-cuts, but I had other ideas for them. Got myself some Resene test pots and proceeded to paint…
Your love has set me free
Trying out my new water brush – it’s like using a marker pen… with watercolour!
Chan Wedding Invite
I got married recently! Hoorah! And here’s the invite myself and friend/maid of honour, Eunice Kwa, created together (I painted the flowers, she arranged them and did the type).
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Have a look here.
A few posts earlier I shared about my Kickstarter project to raise money to print “A Tale of Two Friends”, a story I’ve written and illustrated.
The amount of people supporting exceeded my expectations massively and I received double what I initially asked for, which meant a larger print run.
If you would like to purchase a copy (or anything else I create) they are available on my Etsy story here 🙂
A Sting in the Tale
Postcard flyer design and illustration for an upcoming sermon series at Lincoln Baptist.
‘We found dealing with Esther quick and easy. She understood our brief well, completing her design in a prompt fashion, and has really helped us as a church with our visual communication for a key project. We’ll be using her again, and are very happy to recommend her.’
– Tim Hodge, Lincoln Baptist Church, Canterbury, NZ.
Kickstarter Book Project
Once there was a little girl who dreamed of writing and illustrating picture books… and so she did.
While I was at uni I wrote and illustrated “A Tale of Two Friends” – and now that I have a bit of time on my hands I would love to bring my book to life! The thing is that with wedding costs coming up and being in-between jobs, I need some help towards printing costs – so I’ve set up a Kickstarter page.
Within an hour of launching, the target was reached!! To be honest I am rather stunned and overwhelmed with peoples’ generosity – THANK YOU!!
The page lasts for a week – more people can support this project AND get their hands on Rewards. The further support will go towards higher production, snazzier paper, an maybe even an increase in quantity – it broadens what I can do and will up the game of the final product from awesome… to seriously awesome.
The book will be available for purchase on my etsy store when ready.
Thanks again for your support – it is hugely appreciated!!