New Apartment Moving Announcement

25 Sep 2013 9:00am

This moving announcement was a fun endeavor, as the clients weren’t moving to a new city… or even to a new building. They were only moving to a new apartment just next door to their current address. Using my already existing Dallas city skyline, we decided to greatly exaggerate the apartment building in which they currently lived, and to have an illustration of their car leaving, and returning.

Dallas City Skyline Moving Announcements by Architette Studios

To add a cute little touch to it, I wrote the following poem:
“We’ve moved!
… in the same building and in the same city…

But to a new unit with a view just as pretty!”

Dallas City Skyline Moving Announcements by Architette Studios

Visit Architette Studios on Facebook, or keep up with the latest on Twitter.

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Welcome to Boston Labels

22 Sep 2013 9:00am

These custom “Welcome to Boston” labels were a larger size than my typical mini envelope labels. These were designed to be affixed to the front of larger paper welcome bags filed with goodies that would await guests upon their arrival to the wedding venue hotel. The hand scripted greeting and Boston city skyline were both in a deep Navy blue on a natural off white toned label.

"Welcome to Boston" Labels by Architette Studios

Visit Architette Studios on Facebook, or keep up with the latest on Twitter.

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Austin Graduation Congratulations Card

19 Sep 2013 9:00am

It is always fun when I am contacted to create a follow up card to match a previously designed card for another client. In this case, I was contacted by an aunt to create a custom “Congratulations Graduate” card to match the same style of the previously sent Graduation Invitations she had received from her niece. Imagine that surprise when opening the card!

Austin City Skyline Congratulations Card by Architette Studios

… and here was the previously sent Graduation Invitation.

Austin City Skyline Graduation Announcements by Architette Studios

Visit Architette Studios on Facebook, or keep up with the latest on Twitter.

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.
Images blurred for privacy.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Design Rewind: Peacock Flair

16 Sep 2013 9:00am

Today, a look back to June 2011:
“Peacock Flair”: This custom matching Save the Date and wedding invitation prototype were inspired by the plumage and color array found within peacock feathers. The Save the Date features the San Antonio city skyline nestled within a nest of feathers, while the invitation shows just a hint of plumage.
Item: Wedding Save the Date
Inks: Midnight black, Charcoal Grey, Various for feathers // Stocks: bright white laid, Metallic Emerald Green backing, matte Cobalt Blue // Fonts: Edwardian Script, Gautami // Finished Size: 4.25 x 5.5”

"Peacock Flair" Design Rewind Board by Architette Studios

Visit Architette Studios on Facebook, or keep up with the latest on Twitter.

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Free Friday: New Drawings

13 Sep 2013 11:23am

While I am waiting for a piece of artwork to scan in at an extremely high resolution (38 minutes to scan?!) I thought I would take this opportunity to call it a Free Friday with new drawings I have been working on since my previous post about working in a new direction for my fine art portfolio. (Prepare for many photos again!) You might notice a bit of a bird theme… ha. If you have an Instagram account, you can find me at JBishopStudios, just for my fine art though, you won’t find any of my stationery, card, wedding work there…

"Hunting Season Survived" drawing by J. Bishop Studios
“Hunting Season Survived” – 5×7″ graphite – September 2013 (available)

"Red Tailed Hawk" by J. Bishop Studios
“Red Tailed Hawk” – 9×12″ graphite – September 2013 (available)

"Mine" by J. Bishop Studios
“Mine” – 9×12″ graphite and pastel – September 2013 (available)

"Egret" drawing by J. Bishop Studios
“Egret” – 11×14″ graphite – August 2013 (sold)

"American Goldfinch" drawing by J. Bishop Studios
“American Goldfinch” – 6×6″ graphite – August 2013 (available)

"Hummingbird" drawing by J. Bishop Studios
“Hummingbird” – 6×6″ graphite – August 2013 (sold)

"Roadrunner" drawing by J. Bishop Studios
“Roadrunner” – 11×11″ graphite – August 2013 (sold)

"Blue Jay" drawing by J. Bishop Studios
“Blue Jay” – 9×12″ graphite and pastel – July 2013 (sold)

"Tufted Titmouse" drawing by J. Bishop Studios
“Tufted Titmouse” – 6×8″ graphite – August 2013 (available)

"Cara Cara" drawing by J. Bishop Studios
“Caracara” – 11×11″ graphite – July 2013 (sold)

… and then just for fun… for today’s Illustration Friday topic of “Totem“, I did a little drawing of a Parakeet Totem! Happy Friday!

"Parakeet Totem" drawing by J. Bishop Studios

More coming soon… happy weekend! See more from my online portfolio for paintings, paperworks, and sketches.

© 2013 www.jbishopstudios.com

Reykjavik, Iceland City Skyline

12 Sep 2013 9:00am

Not too long ago, I was commissioned to draw the capital, and largest city in Iceland. The city of Reykjavik is located in the southwestern most area of the island, but is the considered the worlds northernmost capital. It is believed to be the first settlement in Iceland, dating back to the year 870 CE, but really became established as a trading post with steady development in 1786.

Reykjavik, Iceland City Skyline by Architette Studios

Dominating locales and structures in the skyline (from left to right in my skyline) include the University of Reykjavik, the Tjörnin (the pond),  City Hall, Landakotskirkja (Landakot’s Church) and Hallgrímskirkja (Church of Iceland), all of which are nestled in the beautiful landscape along the Faxaflói Bay shore. All of this can be in enjoyed in my city skyline illustration of Reykjavik as a stationery set, print, or many other items in the shop.

Reykjavik, Iceland City Skyline by Architette Studios

Looking for a custom skyline? Visit this listing in the shop for more information… or feel free to email me with any questions!

Visit Architette Studios on Facebook, or keep up with the latest on Twitter.

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Hand Scripted Baby Names

8 Sep 2013 9:45am

What I love most, is when a client comes to me with an idea for something completely unlike anything in my current portfolio. This always gives me a chance to create something outside of the “normal range” I always work in. So when a good friend of mine from high school asked if I could create two unique baby name artwork pieces to frame for two new baby nurseries… I could not wait to get started! The theme was to be anything in the feminine realm of florals and leaves, with the addition of little sheep illustrations from Sheeptails.

Baby Name 1: Olivia
"Olivia" Hand Scripted Baby Name by Architette Studios

"Olivia" Hand Scripted Baby Name by Architette Studios

Baby Name 2: DayceeJo
"Daycee Jo" Hand Scripted Baby Name by Architette Studios

"Daycee Jo" Hand Scripted Baby Name by Architette Studios

… and seeing as how my friend had also had a new baby addition, I decided to create one for her as well… Clara!
"Clara" Hand Scripted Baby Name by Architette Studios

"Clara" Hand Scripted Baby Name by Architette Studios

Visit Architette Studios on Facebook, or keep up with the latest on Twitter.

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Turks and Caicos Skyline

5 Sep 2013 9:00am

When I create a new skyline drawing, I often do a quick google image search of the locale to get an overall feel. So naturally, I was so excited to be commissioned to draw the skyline of Turks and Caicos by a client whose honeymoon destination was there in Grace Bay. Just google “Turks and Caicos” and let your eyes bathe in those pretty blues… wow.

After listing what locations on the island my client wanted to see, I came up with this skyline of her area of Grace Bay, which was later inked and finalized as a print for her to frame.

Grace Bay Skyline Proof by Architette Studios

I also created this overall island chain “skyline” which is now available in the shop!

Turks and Caicos Skyline by Architette Studios

Looking for a custom skyline? Visit this listing in the shop for more information… or feel free to email me with any questions!

Visit Architette Studios on Facebook, or keep up with the latest on Twitter.

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

 

Project Chai Latte + Jameson Whiskey

2 Sep 2013 9:00am

Every few months or so, I am commissioned for a Construction Series design that really makes me think, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” Project Chai Latte was one of those moments.

Project Chai Latte Construction Proof by Architette Studios

Project Chai Latte Construction by Architette Studios

Along side it, I was also commissioned for Project Jameson Irish Whiskey… two projects for “His” and “Hers” prints, if you will. Upsidedown Smiley

Project Jameson Irish Whiskey Construction by Architette Studios

Visit Architette Studios on Facebook, or keep up with the latest on Twitter.

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

2013 www.architettestudios.com

Los Angeles Invitation Suite

30 Aug 2013 8:00am

Back in March, I was commissioned to draw the Los Angeles, California city skyline for an upcoming custom wedding invitation suite. When adding color, I decided to go the route of watercolors… and the final result was this beautiful wedding invitation suite featuring a double border in mint + antique gold on both the invitation and RSVP postcard + a matching mini gift registry card and thank you cards. All printed on heavyweight canvas stock and paired with a mint envelope.

Los Angeles Wedding Invitation Suite by Architette Studios

LosAngelesInvitations02

Los Angeles Wedding Invitation Suite by Architette Studios

Los Angeles Wedding Invitation Suite by Architette Studios

Los Angeles Wedding Thank You Cards by Architette Studios

Los Angeles Wedding Thank You Cards by Architette Studios

Visit Architette Studios on Facebook, or keep up with the latest on Twitter.

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Kansas City Library Wedding Reception

27 Aug 2013 9:45am

These custom menus, table and seating/escort cards were created for a wedding reception being held in a library in Kansas City. I wanted their surroundings to translate subtly into the paper works, while maintaining clean and classic design.

Using the couples duogram at the top, the Kansas City skyline adorns the bottom of the menus, using fonts and colors to match what they had used on their previously sent invitations.

Kansas City Skyline Menus by Architette Studios

For the seating/escort cards… I pre-printed the names of all the guests to coordinate with the table numbers, just above the Kansas City skyline drawing.

Kansas City Skyline Seating Cards by Architette Studios

The table cards took on a library book theme… pulling the couples duogram into the “publication”.

Book Tablecards by Architette Studios

Visit Architette Studios on Facebook, or keep up with the latest on Twitter.

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

New York City Save the Date Postcards

24 Aug 2013 9:00am

Custom New York City skyline wedding save the dates featuring Manhattan in all its goodness. :)

New York City Skyline Save the Dates by Architette Studios

New York City Skyline Save the Dates by Architette Studios

New York City Skyline Save the Dates by Architette Studios

Visit Architette Studios on Facebook, or keep up with the latest on Twitter.

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.
Images blurred for privacy.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

New York Skyline Wedding Stationery

21 Aug 2013 9:00am

A couple of months ago, I featured these Shanghai city skyline wedding invitations. The same beautiful bride, planned to also have a wedding reception in New York City for all her friends state-side. Here are a few of the items created in a New York theme.

Wedding reception table cards:
New York Theme Table Cards by Architette Studios

Wedding Escort/Seating Cards:
New York themed Escort Cards by Architette Studios

New York City Skyline menus:
New York city skyline Menus by Architette Studios

New York themed thank you cards:
New York themed thank you cards by Architette Studios

New York themed thank you cards by Architette Studios

Visit Architette Studios on Facebook, or keep up with the latest on Twitter.

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Happy Trails Farewell Card

18 Aug 2013 9:00am

A custom happy trails, farewell card featuring the San Antonio city skyline and little blue vintage Corvair convertible.

Happy Trails - Farewell card by Architette Studios

Happy Trails - Farewell card by Architette Studios

Visit Architette Studios on Facebook, or keep up with the latest on Twitter.

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Nova Star Delphini 2013

17 Aug 2013 9:00am

This is not an astronomy blog, but it is one of my biggest hobbies and love to share my celestial findings. Discovered on August 14th by amateur astronomer Koichi Itagaki of Japan, a new star explosion known as a “nova” flared up in the night sky. Online news updates said that it would reach its highest magnitude lastnight, and would be visible with binoculars, so I thought I’d give it a look!

I live in a fairly dark night area way outside of San Antonio, Texas city limits… and I am telling you… I had a very hard time finding it. Finding the Summer Triangle was easy, and star maps located Nova Delphini 2013 to be just outside of the bottom leg of the Triangle (outlined in purple).

Summer Triangle

So even though I still couldn’t see it by binoculars, I knew where it would be in the sky, and trusted that my camera would “see” it for me… and it did! I had zoomed in on constellation Sagitta closest to Altair, and caught the Nova with a 1 second exposure, ISO 3200, F/4.5 photo!

Nova Delphini

(Don’t be confused by the tree leaves being in different locations in the two photos… I had moved all over the yard!) The Nova is showing signs already that it is fading, so I am glad to have caught it while it was shining as brightly as it was.

Want to see more astrophotography?
Comet Panstarrs at Sunset
Geminid Meteor Shower

© 2005 – 2013 www.architettestudios.com



Jennifer Bishop of Architette Studios
Stationer, artist, and illustrator located
in the Texas Hill Country.


Pratt Institute
Bachelors of Architecture, 2007

Subscriptions

Post Themes

Archives


Visitors in 2016

Map
© Architette Studios. All rights reserved.
WordPress theme: Dilectio