This couple portrait, commissioned by an anonymous-but-awesome commissioner from Blacksmiley (in her color comic style) tickles us pink. We love the retrofuturistic style!
Backstory Behind the Piece
ArtCorgi (AC): What inspired you to commission this art?
Anonymous (A): I commissioned this piece as a surprise gift for my husband to commemorate moving into a new place.
AC: How did you go about selecting an artist/style?
A: It was a difficult choice – but ultimately I chose BlackSmiley because she has an amazing portfolio, impressive resume, and her work seemed best aligned with my portrait concept.
AC: What advice would you give to a friend who is commissioning art for the first time?
A: Spend plenty of time browsing each artists portfolio, pricing, and turn around times. It’s also helpful to provide a variety of reference images while leaving room for the artist to work their magic. The artist you choose will contribute their skill and creativity to the piece – and that’s exactly what makes it fantastic!