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.
This is the custom portrait I did for them using watercolors and paper collage:
|The lovely couple: Ammar and Sheghaf|
|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!