So this isn’t my typical post. Normally I’m all about food, faith and/or family. Today I’m veering off the path a little bit to share a cool new idea my brother-in-law Robert and his friend came up with.
It’s called Sketchmob. Their mission: “We connect people with artists from around the world to turn whatever they like, be it a photo or idea, into a piece of art.”
Sketchmob is a new and creative way to take photos and turn them into art. It’s very simple:
I was so excited when Robert approached me with their idea of custom art, and asked if I’d be willing to try it out and write about my experience. I love that I got to select an artist from anywhere in the world–someone who fit my style–and then watch him or her turn my photograph into a beautiful piece of custom portrait art.
I picked a photo of my grandparents:
Then I went onto the Sketchmob website and scoured through the artists to find one I really liked. I ended up picking “anikin87” from India. His thick brush strokes and use of color really caught my eye. This was the sample photo he posted:
Once I picked the artist, I uploaded my photo and then waited. Within a few days, I received an e-mail saying my project was complete! Here’s the finished product:
I was so happy with how it turned out!
Within less than 2 weeks, I had a beautiful, high-quality canvas portrait:
I was able to give the portrait to my mom for her birthday, and she loved it! (PS–can you believe my mom will be 70 next year?!)
The prices to order a printed poster for your artwork range anywhere from $8 to $80, depending on the size you want. The turnaround time for posters can be under a week. Wanting canvas? Those are $22 to $160. For a framed print, you’ll spend anywhere from $42 to $211. All great gift ideas! Mother’s Day is coming up, and this would be an awesome gift for your mommy!
Don’t want to buy a print? You can just share your final product via pretty much any social media outlet so all your friends can see!
If you’re looking for a great Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or any day gift idea, try Sketchmob!