Remember how last year, to mark Keira's 5th birthday I had the wonderful Tuesday Mourning aka Merrilee Liddiard to illustrate a custom portrait of her (click here to view)? Well this year, I wasn't thinking of doing anything at all until I stumbled across Paule T.B.'s illustrations on the English Muffin blog (which is pretty terrific by the way). I fell in love with her style and the fact that she's a fellow Montrealer, well.. icing on the cake really. I contacted her and asked if she would be willing to illustrate her rendition of Keira. I didn't think I'd get a response to be honest. But I did and it was good!
Paule is really an incredible artist and she is seriously a wonderful and sweet person. She asked me some questions on Keira (what her likes are) and I sent her some photos. And the result is fantastic! I love it. Maybe Keira will think I'm crazy for doing these but.. maybe not. Who knows.. I just love meeting artists and seeing Keira through their eyes. Keira has already seen these and thought, 'when did I eat ice cream with jelly beans in them??'. Lol!
Please head on over to Paule's blog http://blog.pauleillustration.com/ and her illustration site http://pauleillustration.com/. They're both fab!! Thank you so much Paule for taking on this commission!
(the first sketches below)...