This summer, Christopher commissioned this beautiful lakeside proposal portrait from TheMeeDes in her sketchy portrait style. The piece features the couple in the place Christopher intended to propose— and now that the question has been popped, we can finally share the piece!
Backstory Behind the Piece: Q&A with Christopher
ArtCorgi (AC): What inspired you to commission this art?
Christopher (C): I was inspired to commission this art after reading articles online about unique proposal ideas. I read one where a gentleman had commissioned a work of art depicting his proposal. I never realized that I could have an artist commission a personalized work of art for me over the internet, so as soon as I realized this was a possibility, I thought it would be a wonderful proposal idea. I thought the idea was very personal and unique and offered a way to remember the special occasion for years to come.
AC: How did you choose the premise and style of this piece?
C: The premise of the commission was already made up when I realized I wanted to commission a work of art depicting my proposal. I knew where and when I planned on proposing, so all I needed to do was to find an artist that had a style that I liked. I browsed many different artists, and I was struck by TheMeedes attention to detail in her sample artwork. I thought that her commissions very closely resembled the reference photos that were sent to her. I wanted my commission to look very accurate and attention to detail was important to me. So I sent her recent photos of the two of us, as well as of the proposal location. And I was very pleased by the results. I would commission this work of art again in a heartbeat.
AC: What advice would you give to a friend who is interested in commissioning art to commemorate a big event like you did?
C: If I were to give a friend advice about commissioning art to commemorate a big event like I did, I would tell them to find an artist that creates the style of artwork that they are looking for. Be specific yet open minded with the artist. When I started my commission, I knew what I wanted the artwork to depict, but I didn’t know the best way to portray it. So I decided to give the artist the most specific information I could provide about the event, but I also let the artist use their judgement to make a piece of art. These artists are very talented and they know how to pleasantly surprise their clients.