Do you like custom portraits? Do you sometimes wonder what you'd look like on a piece of paper? Well, over the past few years I have been taking commissions to do drawings of people's faces through my own little business, Fantasy Portraits and enjoying every bit of it. It's always fun to capture specific characters and draw them in their own fantasy... a lot like telling someone else' stories through my eyes. Some people have asked me if I had learned this skill in college, but unfortunately I didn't, just something I learned by doing. Although I wish I did...imagine how much skill I could have picked up! But hey, if you're interested to learn, you could always check out the art classes at available online universities. :)
Well anyway, these drawings were ordered by my special bloggy friend, Lia (whose blog I absolutely adore, by the way!). She asked me to draw her shy little girl and the big sister who loves dogs so much. I guess what I enjoyed most about these were the fact that I drew them in my illustrative style instead of the usual photographic finish that people mostly ask for. It's a different kind of challenge and I've decided to offer my services through my Etsy shop too.
How about you? Have you ever commissioned anyone to do your portrait? Or maybe drawn some yourself? Any special experiences? I'd love to hear them! :)
PS: Just a reminder that my giveaway is now officially closed. I will draw the winners and share them with you soon! Ooooh... I can't wait!!! :)