Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Kid's Korner: Drawworm

Drawworm's shop owner and artist Kelley creates custom pencil portraits from photographs, and boy are her drawings gorgeous! Though not necessarily a "kid's item", I wanted to feature her work on Kid's Korner because I think her drawings make a beautiful and unique gift idea for moms and dads to preserve memories with their children.

Custom Double Portrait from Photo 11x14- $180.00
 Kelley says "I love drawing children, because their personalities shine through in every photo. They're never fake or posed. I hope that the portraits I draw of children will capture their personalities in such a way that makes their parents remember and smile every time they look at the drawing."

The prices for a portrait depend on the size and number of subjects in the drawing.
Kelley is currently studying Illustration at the Academy of Art and has been drawing ever since she has been old enough to draw a crayon. I love the way she got her shop name. "When I was young, my father saw me with my nose buried in a book and said, 'You're such a bookworm!' My little brother, knowing my love for drawing, added, 'Yeah, and you're a drawworm, too!'"

Send her a photo to get started! Kelley says she loves hearing the stories behind the photos she is working from. She is currently working on an old wedding photo for a couple's 60th anniversary.

"I love making people happy with drawings. In our modern world, almost everything we own is mass-produced, instantly available and quickly replaced. I want to provide people with something special: one-of-a-kind artwork, inspired by each individual customer, created to reflect their personalities and memories, drawn with care and pride by human hands."

To view more of Kelley's portraits, visit her Etsy shop, Drawworm.

1 comment:

  1. That's a really great idea for a gift. Those are so neat. Thanks for finding me on Top Mommy Blogs. Following you back.