Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Mixed Media Custom Portrait Time Lapse Work in Progress - Save the Date by AsmaOriginal

Time Lapse work in progress of one of the custom portrait I did. To see more details about the mixed-media illustration I make kindly visit my shop Asma Original on Etsy: www.asmaoriginal.etsy.com

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Have a colorful day!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

"Bouquet" - Asma Enayeh - Submission to IllustrationFriday

Here is the illustration I created for this week's challenge on IllustrationFriday. The theme for this week is: Bouquet. I did this painting using India ink, watercolors and paper collage.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Save the Date - Mixed Media Original Illustration - Custom Portrait from AsmaOriginal

Hello Everyone, It has been a while since I shared what is new on AsmaOriginal but I was working on some personal work and learning new techniques. I am also working on re-branding AsmaOriginal and having a new logo, visit car and banner which is really exciting for me. Marketing was my major in college and branding was my favorite subject :)
Save the Date - Custom Portrait
I am very happy I extended my line to wedding gifts and announcements. I was making custom wedding portraits for a while now with lovely wedding dresses made of lace and fabrics. But today I lunched my first "Save the Date" custom portraits.
I try to capture the details and personalities
 I loved working on this custom portrait. I wrote "Save the Date" by hand on a banner. The couple will add the wedding details once they receive the portrait and then print the cards.

The work process is similar to my my usual mixed- media work on AsmaOriGinal where I use paper collage for the clothes in addition to acrylics, gouache, leather. .. etc.

I will keep you posted in the future. Have a colorful day everyone!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

"Star" - My Submission to Illustration Friday

This is my collage portrait submission to IllustrationFriday weekly theme challenge. The Theme for this week is "Start"'. 

Flying Star - Original Collage Portrait - Work in Progress

I love doing collage portraits! This one I did is for Illustration Friday weekly challenge. The theme for this week is "Star". I decided to make a collage portrait of a little girl.
I was inspired by the Halloween that will come at the end of this month. The girl is wearing a star costume that I designed and chose its fabric from collage paper.
The star is actually the collar of the costume. The girl is dreamy and at the edge of nearly flying to  represents the theme of the challenge.
I am really proud of this portrait :) I am going to list it in my shop on Etsy soon!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Custom Family Portrait and Custom house Portrait All in One

I once received a request through my shop on Etsy to do a custom portrait. The lady asked me for a custom portrait for her family and for their house in one portrait. I loved the idea right away! She asked for one in mixed-media for her and one in watercolor for her family.
Mixed-Media Custom Family Portrait
I did the clothes using magazine decoupage as I always do in aSmaOriGinal custom portraits. I mostly used watercolors and used gold acrylics for the hair. The cherry tree is in white and pink gouache.
I think the house one grows up in and share amazing memories with his family will stay in his heart forever.
This custom portrait celebrate family and years of laughter, happiness and compassion.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Collage Dress - Work Process for Custom Portraits - by aSmaOriGinal

Do you want to know how I make the collage outfits for aSmaOriGinal custom portraits? Check out this video showing the process of making a collage dress.

For more information see my about page on my shop on Etsy.

Have a colorful day!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

3 Mother's Day Gift Ideas from aSmaOriGinal

All mothers love flowers and heart shaped chocolate boxes but do you want to give your lovely mother a personalized gift made especially for her? I am aSma, an artist who would make her a custom portrait as a gift made from her photo. In my shop aSmaOriGinal on Etsy I offer many layouts and sizes. Here are three ideas for a personalized gift on mother's day:

You would get an individual custom portrait for your lovely mother painted with watercolors and glitter in the background...
 Individual Custom Portrait
...A painting on a 2.3 x 1.5in mini canvas using acrylics...
Or a personalized illustration with her name on a flower framed watercolor portrait illustration.
2. A Custom Portrait With Her Husband or Kids:
I traveled to many cities with my mother including Paris, Geneva and Cairo. This mother daughter travel custom portrait is great to symbolize all the trips you have made with your sweet mother.
A custom portrait with her other half. This is a collage and mixed-media portrait for a couple standing.
Or with her lovely kids... A watercolor illustration with the sentence: "You Are So Loved".
3. A Custom Family Portrait:
What can make her happy more than a custom family portrait for the whole family! You can add all the symbols of your family moments or passions in the illustration. Or you can present the places you have been to together in the background. Click Here for all the custom family portrait options I offer in my shop.
Still wondering what to ger your lovely mom on Mother's day? ;)

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Custom Couple Portrait by aSmaOriGinal

The main theme for the custom portraits I make in my shop aSmaOriGinal is "Travel". In the portrait background, I illustrate the the cities the couple have been to. The last custom portrait I did was for a couple who wanted Philadelphia illustrated in the background.
Illustrating Philadelphia in the background
I illustrate the couple or family using mixed media and paper collage for their clothes. I cut the clothes from fashion magazines and for me this is the best part in the process.
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I love transforming a couture dress into a simple one
I am sometimes asked to illustrate more than one coutry in the background. This custom portrait I did for a couple who have been to Amsterdam and USA.
My working desk
This is close up for a couple in another illustration:
Traveling Couple
For more information visit aSmaOriGinal Etsy page or Facebook Page.

Have a colorful day!

Abstract Paintings by Sara my 2 Years Old Daughter

Sara is my very active little sweet heart. She was born on December 2012 and she brought joy to my everyday ever since. Now that she passed two year old she found her passion in painting.
Abstract painting by Sara
A close up.
Actually, I am finding a hard time painting when she is awake as she takes my place and start using my colors creating her own master piece.
Get up momy it is my turn!
One day when she will grow up she will give titles for her paintings. I will help her for now and title this one: "Pine Seed".
"Pine Seed"
I am hanging Sara's paintings on the wall in her room. Maybe one day we will hang them in an exhibition, who knows! :)
Now that Sara is asleep, I will try to finish as much work as I can. I have lots of orders! ;)

Friday, March 27, 2015

aSmaOriGinal on Etsy - Custom Portrait Service

For all who are asking where do I showcase the different layouts for my custom portrait service. This is my shop aSmaOriGinal on Etsy. I also list some of my original mixed-media paintings also.

The custom portrait illustrations are sorted by sections for individuals, couples or families. I do most of the paintings using collage and mixed-media.

All custom requests are welcomed :)

Have a colorful day!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring is Finaly Here!

Spring is here and so are my business cards for aSmaOriGinal! I received the cards and "thank you" stickers yesterday from the printer and I love them!
Some of the tools I use for Packaging for aSmaOriGinal
I used one of the watercolors portraits I did for the visit cards. This particular portrait represents my vision for my brand and shop.
aSmaOriGinal business cards
Here are the "Thank You" stickers I will use for packaging. I did some for aSmaOriGinal and some for my other shop on Etsy; Teal & Magenta where I make hand made jewelry.
""Thank You" stickers
Washi tapes are a great addition for packaging. They give it a colorful and personal look. I mostly love to use the colored ones with patterns that goes well with my shop colors. mostly orange, pink and turquoise.
Colorful Washi tapes
I mostly love to use the colored ones with patterns that goes well with my shop colors. mostly orange, pink and turquoise.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Custom Family Portraits -Traveling Theme - by aSmaOriGinal

"Traveling Couple" by aSmaOriGinal
Mixed-media art is my passion and I love making portraits. I therefore lunched aSmaOriGinal on Etsy two years ago providing custom portrait services. My name is aSma and I live in Dubai, UAE. I mail my illustrations all over the world.
Custom Couple Portrait
Due to the fact that my husband and I love traveling, I decided to specialize in Travel Illustrations. I have already visited more than 23 countries around the world with my family, and we used to travel from Syria to France by car. This is where my inspiration comes from when I do travel custom portraits. 
San Francisco Custom Illustration 
I also love illustrating people have been to and make nice illustrations for them to remember years ahead. While working, I discovered many new places that I decided to visit in the future when possible.
Mother and Daughter Custom Portrait
I mostly do the custom portraits with mixed-media. Collage is most used for clothing and buildings. I also use watercolors, acrylics and gouache. Glitter is the shiny part in my illustrations and I sometimes use ink, fabric and leather in some cases.
Custom Family Portrait
The larger number of orders I receive is for making custom portraits for couples. Occasionally I am demanded to do family portraits. Family portraits are more challenging but that what I like about it!


For more info visit my shop on Etsy: aSmaOriGinal
My Facebook Page: aSmaOriGinal art.

Monday, March 9, 2015

"The Reader" my first mixed-media original painting

It was an amazing ride working on custom portraits that I offer on aSmaOriGinal on Etsy for about two years. I felt now it is time to explore new ideas and layouts to do original illustrations along with the custom portraits I do. So while still working with mixed media materials, I am now working on a collection of portrait illustrations that represents my proper vision. The one I show in this blog is called: "The Reader".

I used paper collage for the dress, plant and book. The materials I used for the rest of the portrait are acrylics, gouache and watercolors. I love the combination of those three art mediums. I personally feel that each has a specific role to do in my paintings.
 You can find the original painting on my Etsy shop "aSmaOriGinal".

I can't wait to continue working on the portrait collection!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Love That Will Last Forever!

I lunched aSmaOriGinal about a year ago on Etsy making custom portraits. I will share with you the work process for the collage custom portrait I did for my lovely sister-in-law Sheghaf and her husband Ammar. A couple which I have been blessed to have in my life as they portray all the funkiness, passion and love that I am sure most people yearn for.

The lovely couple: Ammar and Sheghaf
This is the custom portrait I did for them using watercolors and paper collage:
My work space and the custom portrait I did on my desk
However, before I can gift this illustration to them on Valentine's day, Sheghaf asked for some changes and a darker hair.
Changing the hair color
She also had the wonderful idea of adding objects using paper collage all around the illustration. So I looked for objects in the magazines that have a meaning to the couple and symbolize their interests. This really gave it a nice and personal touch!
Cutting magazines for the collage parts
Now that I made the changes and glued all the small paper pieces I can gift it to Sheghaf and Ammar on Valentine's day. This way, they will have an illustration that will last forever just like their LOVE to each other.
You click on the picture to see it in my Etsy shop aSmaOriGinal
Hope you girls had wonderful gifts and flowers today!