You guys. I have the most precious thing ever to share with you today!
Is that not the most beautiful sketch you have ever seen? And clearly, I think she is the most beautiful baby I've ever seen as well!
For Christmas, I knew that I wanted to have a portrait of Kymri sketched for Brad and for our parents. I had been in the market for a looooong time with very little success. Everyone I found was either too expensive (one artist was going to charge me $300 per face!!!) or the quality was not up to par. (I have high standards). So after a couple months of searching, I was getting discouraged and resigning myself to the fact that I would likely not have the perfect gift for Brad after all.
But then one day, out of the blue, a friend of mine posted these gorgeous pictures of her triplets, saying "Tiffany is such a talented artist! I love how she captured my trio!"
The quality of the sketches was better than anything I had seen, so I was worried about the cost, but willing to pay a bit more for such great work.
I contacted Tiffany Larson, excited to learn more. I was floored to learn that she only charges $100 per face, about as reasonable a price as I had found anywhere else (and much higher quality), and that she does digital portraits, so that I could print as many as I wanted!
As I continued to look through her work, I knew that I had found the perfect match. She does any kind of sketch you would like from babies to older kids, grandparents to celebrities. And each one is seriously so great. Please, do yourself a favor and go check out her work HERE.
Once I decided that I definitely wanted to commission Tiffany, she was the kindest and easiest person to work with. She asks you to send her a picture of your baby (or Grandma, or Sister, etc.) that she will then make into a digital sketch. I wasn't sure which picture would be best, so I honestly sent her about 10 or 15 photos and she was so incredibly patient with me as I went back and forth on all of them. She had great expertise to offer suggestions and tips on which photos would be best, and ultimately helped me decide on this one:
Tiffany then helped me choose shades and tones that I wanted. (For example, I wanted more subtle lip color and bold eyes). I felt totally confident that the sketch would turn out just right, and I really appreciated that she involved me in the process. It was easy to communicate with her through Facebook and email, and I was able to pay without any hassle through paypal.
As confident as I was about Tiffany and her work, the final product was beyond my wildest dreams! When I opened the file, I seriously got all teary eyed.
It truly made the most perfect gift! Brad also teared up when he opened it and could not stop staring at it for days. He took it along with us whenever we visited people because he wanted to show it off to everyone. (Thanks for indulging him, guys). Everyone who saw it commented on the high quality and how it looks just like Kymri! Everyone was super impressed.
I had one copy printed on canvas to give to Brad, and it turned out absolutely beautiful!
For grandparents, I had the sketch printed as a regular photo, and they too turned out great. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures to show you because I left those gifts with them in Arizona. Take my word for it, they turned out great! So if you can't go the canvas route right now, you won't be sorry with regular ol' photo paper.
I absolutely recommend Tiffany Larson to all who are in the market for a digital sketch. And if you aren't in the market, you should get in the market. You think I'm joking, but seriously. This is something you would never regret investing in. Tiffany was a joy to work with and her art speaks for itself. The quality is amazing, the way she captures every detail is breathtaking, and her professionalism is stellar. I already have plans to get digital portraits of all my future children at about this same age.
And, I have some GREAT news! Tiffany is offering a very generous discount to Two Best Friends In Love readers! The first 10 readers who place an order with her will receive 25% off their sketch! That's only $75 dollars for an amazing piece of art that you will cherish forever! Just contact Tiffany on Facebook (HERE), let her know that you are a blog reader, and she will give you the great discount. Don't delay! The discount only goes to the first 10 readers to contact her. (For those of you who do not have a Facebook account, you can email Tiffany at
larson (dot) tiff (at) gmail (dot) com but she does prefer contact through Facebook).
Now, if THAT wasn't enough, I have even MORE exciting news... I have teamed up with Tiffany to offer one lucky reader a FREE digital sketch of one individual. Woot! Use the widget below to enter. It's super fast and super easy. You will earn one entry per task completed. Entries will be double checked. The giveaway will run from today (1/20/16) through next Wednesday (1/27/16) and the winner will be announced here as well as contacted personally by email. The information you enter will not be shared with third parties and will only be used to contact the winner. See the full terms and conditions for more details.
I'm so excited to be giving away such an amazing prize! Now get entering and good luck to all!
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