illustrations by top: carly watts, bottom: frock me i'm famous
absolutely love this community of creatives that have come out of blogging and the industry in general, and I love finding and supporting new and young entrepreneurs with budding businesses. Similar to some indie makeup blog posts I did before, I'll also be doing some blog posts about indie/blogger businesses, so if you want to get in touch with your business, email me at email@example.com. Todays post is a particularly exciting one for me because it's a new type of blogger business and that is illustrations!
I absolutely love little illustrations. I love that a person can put so much of their personality into a drawing, and I love how every single illustrator defines and sees something differently. You could sit one person in a room of ten illustrators and every single picture of that person they came up with would be unique and different. I absolutely adore that. Plus, there is nothing sweeter and more personal I swear than a blog with some cute illustrations on it - so adorable. I'm going to be popping these in my sidebar asap! (Probably after I finish this post actually...!)
So i've featured two beautiful illustrators today, both whom surprised me with a beautiful portrait of me. I decided to pop it in a blog post because I absolutely adored them both! Carlys is at the top and it's an amazing idea - it's me as a lipgloss! So cool!! I love the detail, with the t shirt and my eyeliner and blush being absolutely spot on. Hayley has a different style of illustrating, and I think what I love so much is how she's captured my likeness/personality. Don't you think it looks like me? I was astounded! I also loved the hair - the gradient looks so cool!
So both Carly and Hayley sell illustrations to bloggers for just £20 each which is unreal in terms of price. You're getting an original piece of art, created just for you, for £20. Like, to buy a piece of art on a canvas you're looking at well over £500 these days, so not only to get a personalized piece but a completely original piece for £20 is incredible. I also think it's great to support creatives, as one myself I know it's a struggling industry, people want things for free and when it's your living you simply cannot do that all the time! So please, pop over to these girls sites and get a drawing! I love mine!
Carly Watts Illustration can be found here.
Frock Me I'm Famous Illustrations can be found here.
What do you think of these illustrations? Do you like the blogger portrait? Will you be getting one to adorn your blog in? Which one is your favourite? I love both *so* much, they're so unique! I will treasure them forever.
Disclaimer: Both Carly and Hayley surprised me with these portraits completely separately as gifts. Please do go check out their stores!