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Daily Discovery: Custom Artwork by TUSH TUSH

Jan24

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Custom Portrait TUSH TUSH

I have been slowly commissioning affordable custom portraits of my son. My plan is to have a gallery of framed drawings, paintings, sketches and silhouettes of my son at different ages in childhood. I have several already, mostly from artists found on Etsy.

The process is quite simple. I send in a couple of photos of my son to the artist and a few days or weeks later I am holding an heirloom in my hands.

This drawing above is by Israeli artist TUSH TUSH. And, below is the original photo for comparison.

Custom Artwork

To give you a sense of pricing, this original drawing (it’s 5.8″ x 8.7″) was $50. What I like about working with this particular artist even more is that I was able to see my custom drawing before I purchased it, which is highly unusual.

I’ll be featuring more custom artwork here this week. But I would love to know if you’ve worked with any artists and can make recommendations!

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Isabel Kallman

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7 Responses to “Daily Discovery: Custom Artwork by TUSH TUSH”

  1. SarahA Jan 24 at 11:53 am Reply Reply

    I love this idea. I’ve never been a fan of pictures of myself and others all over but paintings…

  2. S Jan 24 at 12:33 pm Reply Reply

    That’s wonderful! Thanks for the idea and the tip. :-)

  3. Jillian Jan 24 at 3:05 pm Reply Reply

    How lovely! I just shot her an email to do a portrait of my sons. Thanks for the tip.

  4. Cris Jan 31 at 5:27 am Reply Reply

    Wow, what talent she has! Do you like the paper she uses? It says she uses “packaging paper” but I don’t know what that is. Does this look like it will last a long time, properly matted and framed? Thanks for the tip!

    • Isabel Kallman
      Isabel Jan 31 at 8:42 am Reply Reply

      @Cris,

      I personally like the “packaging paper” the artist uses. The best way to describe the paper is like a high-end craft paper. I took in another pastel drawing TUSH TUSH did of my son (for my parents) just yesterday to get framed. I decided not to matte it but to put the frame at the border the artist had left. I think it would look lovely against a white matte border though, just not what I chose. In terms of archival quality of the paper, I honestly can’t tell because I just don’t don’t know enough about paper, but I’m having all the custom artwork put in archival frames (definitely investing my money there).

      Another option, Cris, is to ask her about her oil work and whether she does commissions in oils. I see that she does lots of portraits in oil on canvas.

      Hope this helps.

  5. Cris Feb 01 at 6:02 am Reply Reply

    Thank you for the response! I went ahead and placed an order, and Tali was so kind and so quick. This is what she came up with: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/42851770 and here is one she did from a snapshot at my wedding: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/42903106

    I love them so much, and am so excited that I can afford original artwork. I think I’ll order one more, a close-up of my daughter.

    Another great thing about this shop is that she will also make prints for you of the original and you can get them on these cute mini canvases. My husband wants to get the mini canvases for his office.

    Thanks so much for recommending this shop!

    • Isabel Kallman
      Isabel Feb 01 at 8:15 am Reply Reply

      @Cris

      Ooh, I love them! Thanks for sharing, Cris. Thanks for the tips on the canvas prints too– I didn’t know. I may have to follow your lead.

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