Lucía García has been immensely popular lately, and given how coloful, passionate, and picturesque her portraits are (making them particularly great for couples), we can understand why! This particular piece Dan commissioned as a gift for his long-distance girlfriend (in Lucía’s painterly anime illustration style) is particularly striking. We love how Lucía played with light in this piece and find Dan’s thoughtful gift to be quite romantic. :D
Backstory Behind the Piece: Q&A with Dan
ArtCorgi (AC): What inspired you to commission this art?
Dan (D): Well, my girlfriend and I being in long distance relationship aren’t capable of doing things normal couples are capable of doing. Things like dates, or getting each other romantic gifts, or any of those things. We thought about how we wanted to be able to have something together to symbolize our relationship. We always wanted more than anything to be able to have a picture together. We thought about it and decided we would get a picture drawn of us so we could have something special to symbolize the relationship we have.
AC: How did you go about selecting an artist/style?
D: My girlfriend and I are basically huge fans of anime, DC, Marvel, all of those types of things. When I was looking for a picture we found Lucia Garcia’s and one of the things I fell in love with was her art and especially her backgrounds. Her backgrounds were really amazing, and they really brought out the figures in the pictures to me. That was when I really decided I wanted to have her do the artwork for the picture.
AC: What advice would you give to a friend who is commissioning art for the first time?
D:Take your time and just plan things out. Look at multiple art styles and come up with an idea for each one. You can plan it out, really get a feel for which idea you really like and want to go with. It was probably the most fun I’ve had waiting for something before. Just waiting not knowing what I was going to get for a draft and already being blown away, then waiting for the final piece not knowing how much different it was going to look. It was a fun and exciting process to see the next thing.