Inspired by a photograph you supply, I use pencil, charcoal, pen, watercolor, and/or ink, to create priceless, emotionally-evocative artwork that captures the special moments, people, and places in your life.
First, I do rough sketches to familiarize myself with the subject matter. When I am ready, I move on to do a final sketch that will form the basis for the complete work. Then I will build on that sketch to create your final piece.
When I work with pen and Copic ink, sometimes I skip the pencil phase and jump straight to pen, as it keeps my drawing more fluid and spontaneous for a sketchier style.
Whichever medium you prefer, commissioning a custom piece of my artwork is a great way to turn an average snapshot of a fleeting special moment/memory or a meaningful place in your life into a keepsake that you can actually hang in your home!
Time-lapse drawing of a home on Capitol Hill
Copyright 2021 Erin Malick Thompson. Prints of this and other artwork are available in my studio shop ›
Ready to order custom artwork? Have more questions?
Great! Submit my contact form, explaining a little about your needs and ideas.
If you know exactly which photo(s) you'd like to use as the inspiration for your custom artwork, you can email it/them to me at Erin@ErinThompsonStudio.com.
I will reach out to you to discuss what you've sent, and together we will finalize a plan for the artwork.