Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New Custom Pieces

Here are a few custom illustrations I've done recently.  I really love doing this kind of work!  Perhaps it's because I know that someone is going to own work I've done and enjoy it.  Perhaps it's also because so far I've been commissioned by fantastic people that allow me to have fun with my illustrations and have been a joy to work with!

My sister is a runner and I got started doing custom art through running friends of hers.  As a result, many of my new contacts have been runners too.  So these pieces feature runners and athletic events.  They are ink drawings colored with either watercolor or colored pencil.  I tend to use watercolor for smaller pieces and colored pencil for larger ones.  Some of the lettering has been obscured.

Ink with colored pencil, 7"x9"
Ink with colored pencil, 5"x7"
Ink with watercolor, 5"x7"
Ink with watercolor, 4"x6"

To see more of my custom work, please visit my Facebook page and my portfolio site.  My contact information can be found on those two sites as well.  As always, thanks for visiting and come back soon!


  1. As a runner, I love these! What a great idea, doing custom work like this!

  2. These are GREAT, Laurie!! I am SURE your clients will be thrilled to own such unique and personal works of art! And I love the new running shoe drawing! As I said before, sneakers never looked so good!

  3. These are really effective and are full of warmth and affection. Your typography works really well, too. I've a commission involving people just now and this is an inspiration.