A few years ago, Joyce’s sister was getting married and she had asked me to paint a portrait for her and her future brother-in-law. Due to a few unforeseen circumstances and being that I was still working full-time, I was unable to get that project started in time.
Now that Joyce is soon approaching her wedding day, she commissioned me to paint her a wedding portrait that she could present to her fiance, Charles, as a surprise birthday gift as soon as they return from their Hawaiian wedding. I was more than honored to take on the task because I think Joyce gets why this is important; she wants something that she and her husband can look at for years to come.
I decided to create another Timelapse Video combined with footage I shot of my art studio, unmasking the finished art piece, and – my favorite part – the final reveal to Joyce.
-Sulmo Kim | firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve known Mo for over a decade and over the years I’ve had the privilege to see some of his work. More recently, I saw his airbrush paintings of wedding portraits he had done for some of our friends (including his own).
When it came time to decide on a wedding/birthday gift for my fiance, the idea of asking Mo to create one of his timeless pieces was on the top of my list. Mo is truly talented and his ability to capture every fine detail and human emotion through the airbrush is amazing.
I gave Mo one of my favorite pictures of me and my fiance. It was one of those candid shots I thought would look sweet in a black and white painting. I was confident that Mo would do great work but I was in complete and utter awe when he revealed the final product. The painting looked like a replica of the actual picture, yet more beautiful and personal. He was somehow able to add so much depth to the picture. His attention to every tiny detail like how the sun reflected off our faces and my reflection in my fiance’s sunglasses was mind blowing.
I am so excited to give the painting to my fiance and have it hanging in our place. Knowing that it was done by a dear friend will make it that much more special when we look at it everyday for the rest of our lives. Thanks Mo! – Joyce