Monday, October 18, 2010

Creepy but Cute

Creepy but cute.
Luther. Yes, a puppeteer.

That's what I call my new Etsy shop. And Jen Daiker at Unedited, who so totally roocks, has written a post about it. You must read her blog! Well, after reading this post.

So I'm offering something fun. The holidays are right around the corner. I did this last year and received a great response. So, I've decided to do it again this year.

So what exactly is "it?"

Art work. Illustrations of YOU. Or your friend. Your kid  Maybe your pet. Whatever you love and represents you. To clear things up, I don't do caricatures. I have my own style of drawing and when I try to go outside of that, it turns into a mess. BUT, I can do drawings that represent or resemble you.

Examples: My friends' daughter LOVED books. and their big cat. She had loooong hair and big blue eyes. She sent me a few pictures and told me about her personality. I made an illustration, in my own style, of a girl with big blue eyes, sitting on a huge stack of books. The girls hair was long and I exaggerated this as it swirled around the piles of books and her fat cat made a comfortable a bed in it.

Her son loved panda bears and teddy bears and had a jungle theme in his room. So I made a character, a boy with the same color hair and eyes to represent him, and he was holding a stuffed panda in his arms. The background was a jungle with peeking pandas through the leaves.

I had so much fun making these. I sent these to her and she framed them, giving them to her kids as christmas gifts. She even emailed me pictures of her kdis unwrapping them. It was amazing.

I love the feeling of making things for people that they really love. I already have two orders that I'm working on now. One is a character from my friends book. She wants her character and a girl (her daughter) to be drawn together.  Another friend has asked me to draw one of her and her husband reading on the couch and their two cats. With a touch of Harry Potter magic, of course.

So, i'm offering this on my blog to you. I can't take on many orders since I still have book deadlines, but I can take on a few more. I charge a reasonble price, basically covering the time and supplies I put into it. So for one ready to be framed picture (8x11.5 size), I charge $40. Includes shipping. Each one will be signed, dated and placed in a protective plastic sleeve and shipped in a stiff mailer. I love adding little extra surprises to each order too.

So if you are interested, email me or leave a comment and I'll contact you.


salarsenッ said...

I love these. You're creativity is awesome! Luther has that look my six year old does when he's about to do something he shouldn't. LOL

Jen Daiker said...

I love seeing even more photos!!! Rose you're amazing!!! I've shared three other photos of yours that I loved just to show off your etsy shop!!! I hope you love the post :)

I look forward to my picture!!! I think it's going to be awesome!

Jessica Bell said...

Wow! These are FANTASTIC! Yes. I want. What do I have to do? Email you and tell you a bit about myself?

Matthew Rush said...

This is so awesome! Go Rose.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Okay, now I really wish I could draw. Great pics!

Amie B said...

i can't wait to see the one your doing for my daughter! i'm still toying with having you do one for EACH of my girls....

Teenage Bride said...

I cannot tell you enouigh how talented I think you are!!! I hope your shop is really successful!

Anonymous said...

Rose did this for my kids, and I can attest they are AMAZING! My kids adore them (and so do I)!

I may have to get you to do one of me this year, Rose. That way maybe I could use it for my profile pic on Facebook and on my website. That would be SO cool!

Let me know if you don't get too overwhelmed with orders from here (which you probably will), and I'll see if I can talk Hubby into letting me get one done.


Melissa said...

Congratulations on the Etsy shop, I'm hopping over to check it out.

Jenn Wilks said...

Very awesome news! I found you through Jennifer Daiker's blog, and I just wanted to tell you I think you're an amazing artist. My 11-yr-old daughter has been drawing a ton and has really gravitated toward anime. Her homework binder is full of a lot more drawings than homework, I can tell you that right now, and I love it. (Don't tell her teachers!!) ;o) I think it might be really fun for her to get a drawing like this for Christmas or for her birthday, which is at the end of January. Are you full, or is it still possible to squeeze in? Email me at jennw(DOT)321(AT)gmail(DOT)com


Jenn Wilks said...

Sorry - I really should read these things back through before I hit "send" - the very awesome news I was referring to is getting a publicist. How exciting! Your Etsy shop is awesome, too, of course . . . :o)