Ordering a Custom Illustration

If you would like to order a custom illustration as a gift for wedding, anniversary, birthday or for whatever occasions (or no particular occasion) but were unsure how it works or what to expect, let me give you a glimpse through this post.

For instance, this client had requested for an illustration of her childhood memory with her dad. She sent me some photos along with these keywords to work around - ferris wheel, motorbike, badminton and/or rambutans. I then gathered more details from her eg. model of the motorbike, type of house, etc.

After confirmation of order and payment made, I proceeded to work on the rough sketches (usually 3. Or more if I have more ideas during brainstorming!). My client would select one sketch out of the lot and let me know what she’d liked for me to add or amend.

In this case, 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's how the final piece looked (I decided to enlarge the characters so they stood out more).

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It was my great honour to be entrusted with this very personal assignment. It sure brought back many wonderful memories of my late dad as well. 💜

If you’d also like to have your personal story transforms into an illustration, let me know. Rest assure that I'm using only high quality, fade-resistant (archival) printing method so you can expect art museum print standard. Alternatively, you may choose to have the artwork sent to you in soft copy or printed on merchandise. There are various packages options to choose from. Feel free to contact me to enquire! :)

❤ 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

Wedding Invites

We are (finally) rolling out our wedding invites designs! Yay!! Printing on brown paper is tricky due to the base colour BUT it’s unique and we love how the finished products look! Of course, printing on white paper or a different dimension is available upon request. ;)

We offer various customisation options and can print as little as 50 cards to suit your needs. Please visit our wedding invites page for more designs - www.mydollgift.com/wedding-invites/ Or contact us for our package details!

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

We're Back!

Can't believe we actually left this blog quiet for a year! We're very sorry for the neglect. However, we still post on instagram and facebook regularly, so please follow us there to ensure you don't miss out on any updates. On a side note, we'd created separate Instagram account for personal stuff so you'll only be seeing work related posts (and occasional pics of sweet Milo) on our Dollgift account.

As of today, we'd closed our Etsy store to fully focus on our main website and Redbubble. You can find lovely wall arts, stationeries, clothing, phone cases and home decors of our artworks on Redbubble such as these:

Like what you're seeing? Head over to our Redbubble store for more - www.redbubble.com/people/dollgift/shop

If you're looking for something unique (think one-of-a-kind!) for yourself or a loved one, we offer customisation/ personalisation services as well. For instance, our couple portrait would make perfect wedding, anniversary or valentine's day gifts. You can choose from a selection of packages we offer to suit your needs. Please visit our newly added page - Shop --> Couple Portrait for full details. In fact, we spent quite an amount of time on re-organising this site so it's easier to navigate around than before. Feel free to drop us an email if you have any question!

Meanwhile we're working on wedding invitation cards series. Do subscribe to our blog or stayed tuned for updates on instagram and facebook.

That's all we have for you today.

Have a beautiful day. Have a cupcake.~

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❤ Blessings, Charllotte