When a good friend leaves town for school or a new job, our typical response— if we are really on our game, is to get them a nice card. Ciaran left us in the good friendship dust, however, by creating card that features an original, illustrated scene!
Fleur Sciortino created the art. You can learn more about Ciaran’s approach to the piece in the Q&A below.
Backstory Behind the Piece: Q&A with Ciaran
ArtCorgi (AC): What inspired you to commission this art?
Ciaran (C): I wanted to do something nice for a friend who was leaving for a few months. I prefer when gifts are personal because they’ll always enjoy it more, and it’s a good way of showing you care and how much you know somebody. A friend of mine had a gift that was made by you and recommended the site to me.
AC: How did you go about choosing an art style and setting for the piece?
C: I wanted something fun looking, rather than a very detailed portrait. Something she could laugh at and say ha, so that’s what I’d look like as a cartoon.
AC: What advice would you give to a friend who is commissioning art for the first time?
C: Small things like a particular choice hairstyle, item of clothing or a pose can be great for showing how much you know somebody, if you’re making them a gift!