My roommate from college, Amanda, recently celebrated a birthday. I was trying to think of something special I could get her. Her being someone who: adores her cat, is a fellow designer, creates lovely and tasty salad creations and shares on her blog (link included further down!) , and gushes for the modern and minimalistic in life. I couldn’t think of anything I could buy her that I would be for sure she’d like.
She had mentioned to me many a times that she is a huge fan of my watercolor illustrations (and has always been so supportive!). So I decided to make her gift.
My idea – an illustrated and stylized family portrait including her husband and her fuzzy cat/child created with watercolors for a fun, modern take on the traditional “family portrait.”
Although I used a few different reference photos, here’s one that’s similar to the final product. A very lovely photo. But someone’s missing! …
There he is – little Hamilton, the family kitty. I definitely had to include him!
And here’s what I came up with…
And I have since added this item in my online shop to give others the opportunity for me to create a custom portrait for someone special in your life! What a unique gift idea for that person who has everything!
Amanda loved her family’s portrait, which was the goal! If you’d like to check out her blog, “Salad Colors,” click here … and probably some more pictures of Hammy the cat.
Do you like the style of this, but have a different project in mind? Feel free to contact me about custom illustrations… I’d love to help make your idea a reality!