My lovely friend Jones was the photographer behind the photos of my birthday party last year and almost every time we hang out we both bring along our Canons to spend the day behind the lens. I decided that for his birthday I would give him a card based off our little photography hobby ^_^.
My laptop was still unusable at the time so I had to actually sketch up my rough by copying my own real life camera.
I changed little details here and there such as the wording around the lens and the name of the camera to personalise and make it more relevant to the occasion. My camera also isn’t a 5D, but I can dream 😛
I didn’t directly shade in the final card with watercolour pencils like I normally do. Instead I mixed the colours on a separate piece of paper and transferred the wet watercolour on a brush to the card. By doing it this way, there would be none of those ‘leftover’ pencil marks within the watercolour areas.
Once it was dried, inked and cut-out, I attached some red and white twine to make a camera strap.
Ironically when I gave this to my friend at his birthday party, he had forgotten to bring his own camera and ended up wearing the card around for the night ^_^.