Blacksmiley is quite the popular artist on ArtCorgi! Her black and white comic style is one of our best sellers.
Here is a portrait she created for Lewis. Fun, right?
Backstory Behind the Piece – Q&A with Lewis
ArtCorgi (AC): What inspired you to turn a photo of you into an illustration? What do illustrations show that photos can’t?
Lewis (L): I like illustrations because they stand out so much more than other pictures, especially when they have a striking art style, like blacksmiley’s.
AC: We love the reference photo you chose. Is there anything special about when or where it was taken, or is it just a good photo of you?
L: It’s only special in that it’s a rare photo where I don’t look completely awful :)
AC: What drew you to Blacksmiley’s comic style?
L: I used to read comic books a lot as a kid. That and I wanted to see what the website was like by picking a slightly cheaper commission.
AC: Have you commissioned art before?
L: I haven’t commissioned art before, but I’ll definitely do it again!