Anyhow, I joined the "bride" swap - for ATCs, not brides, alas. Or perhaps that's a good thing! I don't usually darw people, least of all brides, but the deadline was a week before my wedding so I thought it would make a nifty wedding surprise.
Then I got to thinking... What to draw?
Obviously ordinary women in wedding dresses was not quite quirky and offbeat enough for me. But I didn't really feel like drawing animals in gowns. That seemed a bit too... expected of me.
So instead, I typed "asian brides" into google.
You can guess what mean of the results were. But I also found some pictures, of actual traditional bridal outfits (although it heklped when I added "Traditional" to the keywords).
And here's what came out of my pencils:
Sri Lanka, Indian
I'm still not great at drawing people, but they do make a nifty challenge and a bit of a different addition to my artistic galleries.