Custom illustrated portraits
·ILLUSTRATION OF COMMEMORATIVE PORTRAITS·
Surprise your favorite people with a special gift
You want to make a unique, exclusive and very special gift to that person that you care so much about.
You do not know how to express so much love and gratitude in a single gift.
You want to give them something unforgettable, that excite them and that is also forever.
And you know that you can only give it with something made with great care and affection.
That it transmits with every detail and that it has a great emotional meaning for the person.
Give a commemorative portrait that they will never forget
A portrait that:
- Impress, thrill and make you feel special
- Remind them every day how much you care
- You can customize it all you want
- There is only one and it has great emotional value and significance
- Be hand painted and be Art
- It is not a detail, but rather a HUGE DETAIL
Ideal to give away in:
Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, pre/retirements and other events and special moments.
Photographic or psychological portrait?
You can give these two types of portrait:
EXTERIOR PORTRAIT (Photographic)
If you want a classic portrait where the person (s) and/or pet to be portrayed physically is recognized, based on a photograph
INTERIOR PORTRAIT (Psychological)
If you prefer something symbolic that represents the person portrayed through different elements of their nature and inner world
* The estimates include the hours of work, materials, advice and communication before, during and after the end of the service.
From € 250
* Minimum duration of the service: 2 days
(Request at least one month in advance)
Who am I to help you?
I'm Marta, a Highly Sensitive illustrator who was born with a box of paints under her arm 😉
I studied Fine Arts, Screen Printing and Engraving, Creative Fashion Illustration and Print Design, among other training with recognized professionals in the sector.
I have worked as an illustrator and pattern designer for important international clients.
The care in details and finishes, passion and intuition are always present ingredients in everything I do.
And my mission with Mempathie is to help you convey inner emotional meaning externally, through an image that expresses sensitivity, memory and beauty.
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Those who have already wanted to surprise:
My sister and I wanted to give a family portrait to our parents and contacting Marta was a great success. She helped us a lot that she sent us models with detailed information on materials, sizes, prices, and she took care to share the process with us. As for the result, we can only rave about it. Her eyes capture every detail in a photo and her hands draw with equal precision. We are very grateful for your work and professionalism.
I decided that a very special photograph for me should be transformed into art and I did not hesitate to put it in the hands of Marta Lanuza. The result was spectacular! The day he delivered me I was excited! And today it presides over an important place in my home.
Later, after seeing and buying a picture that Marta painted of a woman with a mask but accompanied by a floral joy (which made its different from the situation in which we were all immersed), I decided to put myself in Marta's hands again, to make a special gift to my daughter who is a nurse, has been fighting this bug and has given the first vaccines. And of course it didn't disappoint me, it just lived up to expectations. Which do not hesitate at any time.
I think that over time I do not rule out going back to do some commission that I have in mind.
She is a GREAT ARTIST, and I love her work.
Marta, it has not only been the magnificent and natural portrait of my children, but the whole process that I have been able to enjoy through the videos that you have shared with me. You are a great artist with a lot of sensitivity who knows how to capture very well what you want to convey.
Working with Marta is wonderful. From minute one in which I told him the idea I had for the postcard, he was advising me and giving me ideas on how to do it. Once we had defined it, he kept me informed of the progress of the postcard as well as possible changes with respect to the initial design.
The final result is spectacular, it has been great !!!
Thank you for the two very cool portraits that you have left on both occasions that I have commissioned it from you. I love it, they have been a very special gift for a super special person. You have made her very happy. Thank you for this beautiful work that you are so passionate about.
To order a custom illustrated portrait
This is what I need to know to calculate your budget:
Photographs and elements.
This will determine the difficulty. It is very important that the image you send me is digital and has an optimal quality (that when enlarged it does not blur). If the photograph is very small, I will not be able to paint it larger than it is.
For the items, you can send me reference pictures if necessary or search for the pictures myself.
Number of people and/or pets and items.
The more people, animals and/or elements, more work time and therefore the final price will be higher.
Backgrounds and clothing.
I usually take the portraits without the original backgrounds of the photographs. Instead I include more expressive backgrounds or with decorative elements.
But if you are interested in a specific background coming out, it can be done. You just have to know that this will mean an increase in working hours and therefore in the final price.
This is the same with clothing. The more complexity and details you require, the higher your price. For example, regional costumes carry an additional cost.
Technique and colour.
We will start from the simplest, do you want a portrait in black and white, do you prefer it in colour or a mixture of both? Depending on what you choose and your budget, I recommend the best technique to use. Analog (on paper) or Digital (digitally painted with iPad Pro and later printed on paper).
Below you will see examples of different techniques that I usually use.
The techniques available in analog would be:
- Colour: Watercolours, Pastel, Coloured pencils, markers and acrylic.
- Black and white: Graphite (pencil) and charcoal.
Size and format.
Depending on the number of people and pets you want and taking into account your budget, we will choose the most appropriate size. Portraits of one person can be A4 size (21 x 29.7 cm. Folio), but from 2 people there must be a minimum of A3 (29.7 x 42 cm. Two folios).
For psychological portraits you only have to take into account the final size to be printed.
You can also choose between a square, rectangular or even circular format.
Delivery / shipment of the portrait.
If I can hand-deliver it to you or it’s a digital portrait that I can send you by email, you shouldn’t worry about this. In case you need me to send it to you, either because it is analog or because you want me to print your digital portrait, then you should take into account in your final budget, the shipping costs that are not included in the price. (Consult Conditions).
Portraits and techniques
(To see the details of each portrait, click on the dots below each image).
·They are proud of them·
·Portraits with pets·
·Memories from regional events·
·Moments to remember·
·Other ways to remember·
We are going to make someone very happy
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Frequently asked questions about this service
Once the budget is accepted, you will have to make the deposit of the first agreed amount of the total price, to begin. There are 2 payment possibilities:
– Option 1: 50% at the beginning and 50% before the final delivery.
– Option 2: Pay in three parts. 50% in the first payment and 25% of the total the next two payments, before submitting the work. Request it with enough margin time to be able to pay it comfortably.
Do not worry. I will always advise you which is the best option depending on what you need and your budget. But you can also see here some examples of techniques with their descriptions so that you know how they were made.
Everything will depend on your wishes, budget and the number of people. For example, from 2 people, I always recommend an A3 size (29.7 x 40cm), since doing it in a smaller size would leave both people very small and it would not look good.
For techniques such as charcoal, pastel and acrylic, for example, larger sizes are recommended, since making small details is complicated by the thickness of the tips of the material. The good thing is that the areas fill up faster too.
Yes, it’s posible. But you must bear in mind that this will entail an additional cost extra to the budget of the realization of the portrait, in terms of printing, movement, shipping and wrapping. Consult Conditions
Definitely digital portraits. They are also more versatile, allowing for quick versions or modifications. And it is not necessary to let the paint sit to continue painting, which also makes it faster to execute.
The minimum price of the portraits is € 250, since it is the price that corresponds to the minimum hours of work that it usually takes to paint a portrait of these characteristics, so realistic and detailed, which is usually a minimum of 9 hours of work . Then all the budgets will be at least at that price and depending on the number of people, elements, technique and size that you request, the final budget will increase more or less.
These estimates include the hours of work, materials, advice and communication before, during and after the end of the service.
For more information, you can contact me.