Once my husband and I had kids, we worked together creating our first "family portrait," in a different way. My husband is a big monster movie fan and I'm a big fan of Tim Burton's ghoulish creations, put them both together and it looks like this:
There's meaning behind each of our looks: my husband's ears stick out, my eyes are big and my hair is uncontrollable in the morning. If you look closely our 'kids' eyes have tiny white hearts, which has it's own special and private meaning.
I'm still perfecting 'human' portraits. My first attempt was for my sister's wedding 10 years ago:
My most recent ones were my kids. Of course I wouldn't mind getting our family portraits done by others. I've found some adorable works that I'm dying to one day be able to purchase from.
I'm a big fan of the Rifle Paper Co. The simplicity of their drawings is what I'm liking, not to mention the cute factor ups the quota.
How about Nan Lawson's drawings? Her Etsy shop with her prints are hip and adorable. She also does custom portraits like the ones above. I love the look of her drawings: the bashfulness and that mid-blink make her caricatures unique to her style.
There's a similar hipness vibe to these custom portraits by Jordan Grace Owens. These portraits even come with the handcut oval framed vignette gold frames - an added bonus.
How's this for a different twist - custom portraits of your home! L-O-V-E it. Talented artist, Rebekka Seale, creates these beautiful drawings of people's homes. I'm even sure she can draw my uninspiring tract home exterior to look unique to all the other PUD tract homes around me...umm maybe...hey, it's worth a shot.