Madi recently commissioned this charming portrait from Crespella as part of her blog’s relaunch. We love the portrait and the blog! To commission a portrait of your own in this style, stop by Crespella’s commission page (she did the art). To see Madi’s blog, visit Madizine.net.
Backstory Behind the Piece: Q&A with Madi
ArtCorgi (AC): What inspired you to commission this art?
Madi (M): I’m relaunching my blog – Madizine.net – and needed an eye-catching and attention grabbing logo. Crespella’s beautiful (and very clever) work completely stood out – I knew that was the one to go for!
AC: How did you go about selecting an artist/style?
M: I wanted something cartoon-y (obviously) but also something that could genuinely look like me. I’m relaunching my blog in the next couple of weeks with a focus on the one thing I’m passionate about: magazines! So I wanted someone who could cleverly create a tongue-in-cheek but relatively realistic picture of me with magazines in my arms. Crespella was the one!
AC: Can you tell us a bit about your blog?
M: I’ve always been obsessed with magazines but ever since working in a Media company where I have been exposed to so many independent publishers, my interest has bloomed. Madizine so far has been a pretty average blog – style posts, chatty posts, travel etc. Now I want to relaunch with the content split into two: first will be magazine reviews (where I’ll also be starting my Youtube channel!) and second will be a diary of my life but set out in a magazine style. Stay posted!
AC: What advice would you give to a friend who is interested in commissioning art for the first time?
M: I would say definitely know what you want from your image – straight away I knew I wanted to have magazines in my arms. But also not to worry if the photo you take for the commission isn’t dead-on what you want in cartoon form – I loved that ArtCorgi allowed me to write as many details as I wanted and that there is a first draft process where you can add notes. I wanted my hair a bit fuller and for the magazines in my arms to say “Madizine”, which was done perfectly in the final draft. They are a really great website for some personalised art, and the artists really are exceptional – ArtCorgi rocks!