Chelbi commissioned this gorgeous portrait of her D&D character and we can’t stop looking at it. Kim Sokol did the art in her digital portrait style.
Backstory Behind the Piece: Q&A with Chelbi
ArtCorgi (AC): What inspired you to commission this art?
Chelbi (C): I’ve been playing this character in D&D and various tapletop games for a while now and had always wanted to have some sort of solid physical portrayal of her. Since my own art skills are minimal at best, I decided that commissioning a piece would be the best choice, but even then I wasn’t really sure how to go about doing that. Luckily I found ArtCorgi with a simple Google search and from there actually commissioning the piece was really simple.
AC: How did you go about selecting an artist/style?
C: Choosing an artist was probably the hardest part. There are a lot of different styles and everyone is insanely talented, but when I saw Kim’s work I just knew I wanted to order from her. She had the right amount of realism and it was clear she was experienced in fantasy portraits, so she was a great fit for what I wanted.
AC: What advice would you give to a friend who is commissioning art for the first time?
C: Commissioning art for the first time is kind of a scary experience, especially when you’re commissioning a portrait of someone who has, until then, existed solely in your head – and the only real advice I have for anyone considering it is to just do it! It can definitely be a surreal experience, but everyone I’ve been in contact with has been nothing but helpful and you can really tell that they want you to be as happy with the final piece as you want yourself to be. I can honestly say that I was surprised at just how smooth the entire process was, and all I can really say is that I will definitely be ordering from them again in the future and you definitely should too!