I have approximately one zillion adorable photos of my cute little smoosher(s), how do I pick the best one for a drawing?
I know the struggle. . . I have 29,834 photos of my kids on my phone, and counting. (REALLY.)
Here are a few tips:
• If you can't decide, I am happy to take a look at a few of your favourite photos and advise which one would make the best drawing.
• Big toothy smiles can sometimes look awkward in this minimalist drawing style - I gravitate towards closed mouths where possible.
• Closeups are best - I need good details to create a likeness since these drawings have such minimal linework.
HOT TIP: It can be nice to forego the classic "sitting for a portrait" pose in favour of more of a "captured moment” feeling. Photos where the subjects are not looking straight to camera make for lovely compositions -- I also love the “cameo” pose, side-profile-style.
Gift wrap! Nice! But how do I know it will look great?
Check my Instagram page for some examples of the quality wrapping job you can expect. There’s nothing like a beautiful wrapping job to show your recipient how much you care. And, if you really want to know, I happen to have been the delegated wrapper of my family from childhood onward. Pretty big honour, right? (oh. . . maybe everyone else just hates wrapping?!)
Seriously though: beautiful wrapping ensures the lucky recipient of this drawing will feel the love. Your drawing will be wrapped in custom tissue and sealed with a pretty ribbon and Minimees sticker -- for a super special gift-opening experience. Kleenex not included.
As an added bonus, you can feel good knowing that your gift wrap has an eco-friendly seal of approval.
Free shipping - really?
FREE shipping to any Canadian address. No catch. That’s it!
*NOTE THAT SHIPPING TIMES ARE BEING SEVERELY IMPACTED BY COVID-19.
I am offering free contactless delivery within Toronto at this time.
For all other destinations, unfortunately I cannot estimate or guarantee delivery times.
What about USA & other International Shipping?
NOT PRESENTLY AVAILABLE DUE TO COVID-19 DELIVERY SUSPENSIONS.
For shipments to USA and other countries, you may choose from the following options:
Tracked Packet - 6 business days - $5
Expedited Parcel - 4-5 business days - $8
For all other countries, contact me for an accurate shipping quote.
How long will my order take?
In general, I need 1-2 days to complete your portrait once we have agreed upon a photo reference.
Depending on volume of orders, I need up to a week lead time.
If you need your drawing earlier, just let me know and I will do my best to accommodate. If I don't think it is possible I will let you know at the time of ordering.
Order early to avoid disappointment!