Nermeen, contacted me from the UAE. They wished to give their boss, who is moving to the USA, a memorable going away token that will remind her of their group, their department and all their hard work and successes. She also requested for the background to reflect the journey of their boss through the landmarks in the background: from Egypt, to the UAE to the USA. After I sent her her the finished artwork, she had it printed on canvas which turned out great.
To Nermeen, thanks for sending the photos and leaving such a lovely review in my OrangeJar Etsy shop!
5 stars from Nermeen:
"Ria is a super Artist with very accurate, fast execution and time management. While others provided longer periods with very exaggerated prices, Ria is providing a very professional service with impeccable timing as well as super attention to details with very cost effective prices. The portrait was for my boss's Farewell and enough to say that my boss said: "This is the most amazing gift that I have received in my life"!! I would recommend Ria to my friends and co-workers"
Finished two watercolor caricatures recently for two different clients. Remembered to take photos before wrapping up for delivery. The first one is A3, ordered with frame and the second is A4, without frame.
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Just before Christmas I received a rush order for a caricature, and the client opted for a fully hand drawn caricature. So here's my style with a hand drawn and hand colored one:
And here are some watercolor portraits I made which went out as Holiday Gifts:
Argh. Gotta get back to work, but going to New Year lunches seem more enticing! Cheers! Hope you all have a great one!
Good luck in your new life abroad Ate Maria!
It's so heartwarming to hear feedback- big thanks to Bernie, for letting me know and sending the photo.
|If you want to see my work, please drop by ARTE Ikea on Nov 2 or ARTE Time Square on Nov 9|
|These little darlings are now available at Etsy. My shop name is www.etsy.com/shop/OrangeJarArt|
|Screenshot after the deal was done|
Which leads me to another client...
Caricatures can be used for so many things. The design can be used for invitations, greeting cards, stationeries, mugs, and so much more. So around this time too last year, I was approached by a lovely couple who were about to be married. It was to be a small wedding - yes, they know each and every one who will be there, and they wanted a caricature for each of them. The artworks served as name cards which they could take home as wedding tokens.
After our meeting, we settled on the price, the style and the type of paper they want. I drew 90+ pen and ink caricatures on A6 quality drawing paper for them. My clients would send photos with complete descriptions of what they wanted in each artwork - which of course, made researching details and drawing each piece easier.
Pen and Ink is my first love so I really enjoyed going back to this medium. And I'm happy to report, even if it's a year later, that my clients said they were extremely satisfied with my work, in fact, I was the only supplier for their wedding that they were happy with (that's what they said! and I'm happy they're happy! Hmm that doesn't say much for Dubai wedding suppliers though - but they did not elaborate so I have no idea how their deals with the others went).
Seeing those caricatures as I was cleaning up my external harddrives made me long to make more pen and ink artworks which I loved to create when I was younger. Hopefully this would push me soon to start doodling and sketching and creating more artworks in this medium.
THANK YOU RIA.Another Happy Client.We are all glad we met you.Best Regards,Bernie
Thank you Bernie for the repeat order. Always a pleasure working with you.
I was watching an Awesome Horse Studios video a while back and one of them (it's a group of four established artists, excellent in their fields who decided to share their expertise to the world for free - quite cool!) was saying that you should experiment with your style and just let it flow. So just to practice while watching, I opened another browser and decided to draw from one of their profile pictures (the photo I based this on doesn't seem to be on their site anymore hehe).
The one on the left is my default style and the one on the right is the redraw with me making it flow freer. Gotta do more of these exercises. Quite fun!