Bloodyman88 is known for creating epic battle scenes, but his family portraits are just as cool! Check out this piece commissioned by an anonymous client (we’ll call him John Doe) as a gift to an awesome mother. Puts more traditional family portraits to shame, no?
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Backstory Behind the Piece – Q&A with John Doe
ArtCorgi (AC): What inspired you to commission this piece?
John Doe (JD): I’d seen ArtCorgi in my Facebook feed for some time, as a sponsored listing. The first time I saw it I clicked on it and was curious about what kinds of pieces they offered. I saw a wide variety and thought it might make a good gift at some point. I’m always shopping for unique gift ideas. I bookmarked the site and didn’t come back to it for several weeks. It wasn’t until I had an opportunity to give a piece as a gift to someone else that I considered it. I like to give personalized and unique gifts to friends because I know it’s something they’ll always know came from me.
AC: We love that you went with a superhero theme (rather than just having everyone standing and smiling). What inspired it?
JD: I like comics and superheroes in general. I have Marvel and Video game hero artwork from Society 6 all over my walls already. ArtCorgi seems like a natural extension of that passion in my life. To take an idolized superhero and meld them with someone you know personally to send a message of how you see someone. Portraits and busts you can get by simply taking a picture. Superhero pictures are typically dynamic and involve action that can’t be created in real life short of a green screen and some cg wizardry.
AC: What advice would you give to someone who is commissioning art for the first time?
JD: Well this isn’t your normal product. Easing of the consumers uncertainties about the quality or how the process works would be good for business. I wasn’t under time-pressure for this piece, but the overall process did take longer than I thought it would. Someone planning for a birthday, anniversary, or wedding would want to clearly understand exactly how long it would take to receive the digital print, then the physical print afterwards.
Also, I didn’t know really in what amount of detail to describe how I wanted the commission to look. Perhaps seeing someone else’s letter to the artist would have helped so I’d have something to go off of. I wanted to be specific, but I didn’t want to come off as picky.