Valentine’s Day Gift Idea

Thinking of what to get for a Valentine’s day gift? We might just have the perfect idea for you. How about a one-of-a-kind couple portrait for that special someone? Send us reference photos or share your ideas with us; we will use our imagination and creativity to turn your stories into an exquisite illustration! We offer various packages, depending on what you need. Get in touch with us for a quote or visit our Custom Couple Portrait page for more details. 😍

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Custom Family Illustration

That indescribable feeling when your client said they liked the artwork very much and no changes is required.. All the ‘stress’ and late night hard work was worth it. ^^

If you would also like to customise an illustration, drop me an email! More details can also be found on this blog post - www.mydollgift.com/blog/ordering-a-custom-illustration

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Hello 2018!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I would like to thank everyone who made me smile in 2017 - your support and encouragement has definitely filled my days with love and warmth. May 2018 brings you great adventures, new aspirations, lots of joy and furry kisses!

Milo would like to wish everyone a great year too! ^^

❤ Blessings, Charllotte & Milo

Ordering a Custom Illustration

If you would like to order a custom illustration from me but were unsure how it works or what to expect, this post is for you.

For this particular assignment, my client sent me an email enquiry - she wanted an illustration of a childhood memory she had with her dad. She sent me some reference photos along with these keywords to work around - ferris wheel, motorbike, badminton and/or rambutans. After confirmation of order (payment made), I gathered more details from her eg. model of the motorbike, type of house, etc.

I then proceeded to brainstorm some ideas and work on the sketches. My client selected one sketch out of the lot and let me know what she’d liked for me to add or amend.

Here, she'd chosen the 3rd sketch to be worked on. Below was pretty much how it looked with more details added.

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My client then requested to have - 1) one of the elements in the background removed to simplify the art piece, 2) Slight changes to the characters' hairstyles, 3) Car plate number to be added.

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Final stage - Filling in the colours plus some background colour variations to choose from.

So here you go! This was how the final piece looked (I enlarged the characters to make them stood out more).

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Please note that every assignment is unique so the procedures may vary. But rest assure that I will communicate with you closely and guide you through every step - You'll be involved from ideas, concepts, drafts and the colour stages to final proof. The file will only be sent out for printing once I get the green light from you.

For hard copy prints, I use high quality, fade-resistant (archival) printing method so you can expect art museum print quality. Alternatively, you may choose to have the artwork send to you in soft copy or printed on merchandise. There are various packages options to choose from, depending on your need.

The turnaround time for order processing to printing typically takes 2-3 weeks and longer during festive period. A fee will be incurred for urgent orders. Information on shipping cost and duration can be found on our Info page.

View ideas and testimonials of past clients' orders HERE and HERE.

If you have any question, feel free to contact me! :)

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Happy Holiday (Feasting)!

Hurhurhur... Look who’s getting ready for holiday feasting? 😃

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A shoutout to an amazing friend who bakes delicious cakes (and macarons!) at Oven Artistry. If you reside in Singapore, please show these humble, passionate home bakers some support. Oven Artistry uses only the freshest and finest ingredients; think Valrhona (French) chocolate! I also love that their cakes are rich in taste but not overly sweet. If you feel I’m being bias because the baker is my friend, try it for yourself and let me know what you think. 😉 They are taking orders for their log cakes now - Chocolate Hazelnut or if you like some alcohol, try their Lychee Vodka flavour. 
You may contact Alivia at 9799 6393 or drop them a message on their FB page, www.facebook.com/ovenartistry. Remember to say my name (Charllotte) to receive a free set of postcards with my illustrations when you place your order. Hurry! Free postcards while stock last!

Please help us to spread the message too. Thank you and love you guys!
PS: I’m not getting any commission from this. I’m doing it because I love my friend and her cakes are really nice. 💜

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Lost Stars

But are we all lost stars, trying to light up in the dark?~ ✨ .

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Lost Stars ✨ ~ Same design available on other merchandise. Get two pillows/notebooks at 15% off! ⭐️ Check out our Redbubble store for full product range and other lovely designs!
Store: www.redbubble.com/people/dollgift/shop

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Night Is Falling

Meet me at midnight in the forest of my dreams. We’ll make a fire and count the stars that shimmer above the trees.~ Christy Ann Martine


Sometimes I get so obsessed with being perfect that I worry I won't be able to draw something better or as good as the one before. But now it's safe to say, I LOVE this piece! Okay, I cheated. I'd used the whale from my earlier work. Hehe. I hope you enjoy this too. 💜✨

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If you'd like to customise a couple illustration such as this, get in touch with us or visit our page for more details here - www.mydollgift.com/couple-portrait

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Thank you, Diane!

Thank you, Diane. Your sweet words sure made my day. ☺️💕 @didel613
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"😍😍😍 You asked me to let you know if this is fine....it's unbelievably more than fine! It's gorgeous! I knew it was going to be beautiful but I didn't know that it was going to be more beautiful than I thought it was going to be! My husband and I love it very much! It describes our wedding day perfectly 💜 Thank you again." -Diane

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If you'd like to customise a couple illustration such as this, get in touch with us or visit our page for more details here - www.mydollgift.com/couple-portrait

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Thank you, Stacie!

Thank you, Stacie! I'm so glad you love the illustration. :)


''I absolutely love our customised couple portrait by Charllotte Ashlie @dollgift !! 💖 She took ideas from all of our photos to make the perfect picture! 💜💕The bouquet of flowers he is holding is from our wedding day photos! ♥️🌺💙 Check out her page for the cutest artwork!'' 😊💗

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If you'd like to customise a couple illustration such as this, get in touch with us or visit our page for more details here - www.mydollgift.com/couple-portrait

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Rainy Day

As i sat in the comfort of my room, my thoughts and heart went out to the victims of hurricane Harvey. I know disasters, natural or man-made, happen across different parts of the world everyday but seeing images of the aftermath of the recent hurricane makes me wish I could do something to help. I wish I could save all the poor animals too. 😔 It is also a reminder of how blessed I am to be living somewhere free from most of these tragedies. My prayers go out to those in the path of hurricane Irma at this moment. I have friends living in Florida, most of whom I've never met in person but care deeply for. 😢

At times like this, i get really frustrated with myself. I have so much things to say, yet i struggle to put them out in words. It doesnt help when my English sucks. 😩 I'll continue to keep all of you in my prayers. Stay strong 💜💜💜 .


At times like this, i get really frustrated with myself. I have so much things to say, yet i struggle to put them out in words. It doesnt help when my English sucks. 😩 I'll continue to keep all of you in my prayers. Stay strong.

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Giveaway! :D

It's been awhile since we last had a giveaway so here we are!

This time round, we’re giving away TWO 5x7’’ custom couple illustration to TWO lucky winners on Instagram (worth US$100 each). Each winner will get to choose any one illustration from our range of designs and have the couple in the illustration customised to your ‘look’ (hairstyles, clothes, names, background colour). You can also choose to gift this to someone if you win. The illustration will be printed on high quality fine art paperstock using fade resistant archival ink (think art museum quality!) We ship internationally so everyone can take part! Okay, now head over to our Instagram here, https://www.instagram.com/dollgift/

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Have fun and good luck! ;)

❤ Blessings, Charllotte