"I understand that ordering a bespoke commission is really exciting and can also be a big commitment, please take a few minutes to read through the below, hopefully this will answer any questions you may have and also provide you with confidence in placing your order. I am always more than happy to have a chat about your order , please feel free to contact me" - Helen
“This has got to be the most privileged job I am ever given. I have laughed and cried with many of my customers over the phone and through messages; they have requested something completely heartfelt as a gift so have been incredibly open to me about the importance of the illustration and the recipient, this allows me to add as much emotion as I can to their piece. The illustrations have caused so many happy tears it absolutely fills my heart!”
This is where the fun starts...
Once you have secured your order for Helen to create a bespoke illustration for you, this is where the fun starts!... Helen has many years of experience creating these unique one-off pieces and has received many and varied requests. If you are already clear on how you would like your ideas brought to life then please send Helen all the details, please don’t ever feel that there is too much detail, the more the better, from the colour of flowers to the spots on a pets face, this is all about getting the detail perfect.
“Some suggestions I would give customers to encourage further detail to the illustration would be; Venues, homes, buildings, flowers, pets, favourite drinks, holiday destinations, memories, hobbies, films, foods, sayings, names, words or dates. I can always include a little illustration somewhere in the piece that may mean nothing to anyone except you and the recipient; that’s what makes it so special”
“Often customers find it difficult to decide what should go into an illustration; I always suggest a great place to start is maybe a home, important venue or building. From here the ideas start to flow and they are endless – it’s those little things that make someone special a really special addition to an illustration, for example a group of friends got together to gift their friend an illustration for her 30th birthday and she loves cheese, spiderman and afternoon tea. All of this can be included in a bespoke piece that would be representative of the recipient and the finished piece is completely unique”
When will the illustration be completed?...
From the time of placing your order and once all details have been sent, Helen will aim to complete the illustration within 2 – 3 weeks. If you have an urgent order or a specific date in mind, please contact us directly and we will be able to confirm a date with you. Helen’s bespoke illustrations have become very popular due to their heartfelt uniqueness, this means there may be times when ordering on line is temporarily unavailable due to Helen's availability being reduced, if you are unable to place your order please contact us directly to discuss your requirements.