Custom Portrait

A few recent custom portraits to share with you in this post. As I rarely update my blog, please follow me on Instagram and/or Facebook for frequent updates!


Here’s a commissioned portrait of Casey and Finnegan (both sweet babies are in heaven). 🐶🌈💕 Scroll down to see photos of the two sweeties and my client’s lovely review. Thank you for your love and support, Trisha. Encouragements like this remind me of why I’m doing what I do. ❤️❤️❤️ @oliver_n_henry 

Commission portrait for a lovely couple and their adorable furbaby. 😍 There was a special request to draw in the multiple moles on the guy’s face. LOL 😂🤓 (Photos shared with permission).

Commission portrait of Otto. Otto was rescued at a very old age, deaf and with only one eye. He earned his wings and crossed the rainbow bridge 3 months ago.. 🐶🌈💕 Scroll down to see photos of this beautiful boy and my client’s lovely review. Thank you for sharing about this sweet boy with me and for giving him a second chance at life. @dilly.otto. I love him even though we never met.. ❤️

If you’d like commission a portrait, please see my Shop page or send me an enquiry! I offer a wide selection of customisation options depending on your budget and preference. You can have the portrait as wall art or printed on a wide range of merchandise. 🤩 More gift ideas can also be found on my Redbubble store, https://www.redbubble.com/people/dollgift/shop

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Custom Gift Ideas

Did you know you can customise a portrait and have it printed on merchandise from apparels, stationery to home decor and more? There is wide selection of customisation options depending on your budget and preferences. Plus we’re having a special promotion of 20% off ALL portrait orders till 05 Dec which you really don’t want to miss it!

To start ordering - Order A Portrait.

First time commissioning a portrait and have no idea how it works? Go to - How It Works

Still feeling unsure? See some past clients' portrait for ideas and their reviews here - Samples & Reviews.


If you’re ordering it as a Christmas gift and need it before Christmas, please send me a message before placing your order so we can discuss the best order option for you.

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Christmas Special!

Yipeeee!!!! I’m so happy my new computer is finally here and I’m able to resume work! :D

Are you counting down to Thanksgiving and Christmas like I do? Well, if you do not have in mind what to get for your loved ones yet, I might just have the perfect idea for you - A custom portrait/ gift would make an exceptional gift! You can have it printed as wall art or on merchandise such as apparels, mobile cases, pillows, stationeries and many more!

I’m offering a 20% discount off ALL custom portrait orders on my website from now till 5th Dec, at no minimum spending! Simply enter XMAS2018 to enjoy the offer upon checkout. There is a wide range of customisation options to choose from depending on your budget and preferences.

See all selections here - Order A Portrait.

First time commissioning a portrait and have no idea how it works? Go to - How It Works

Still feeling unsure? See some past clients' portrait for ideas and their reviews here - Samples & Reviews.

Free feel to drop me a message if you still have any question, I’ll be happy to help!

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Stars Collector

I was flipping through my sketchbook and found some old sketches/ ideas that didn’t make it to my picture book, this was one of them. So I turned it into a black & white drawing instead. Those of you who loved my earlier works of simple black & white line drawing style, this one is for you.

Merchandise of Stars Collector are available on my Redbubble store here - www.redbubble.com/people/dollgift/shop

If you would like to commission a portrait, head over to my Order A Portrait page or simply drop me an email. Have a wonderful day! :)

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Order A Portrait

I often get enquiries from people wanting to know how they can commission a portrait from me. Since I offer a number of customisation options, I understand it can be very confusing to some people. So I spent the past few days restructuring my website and also adjusted the pricing. When you go to my Order A Portrait page, you’ll be able to see the different types of portraits I offer and a page specifically to explain how each type works HERE.

If you’ve been wanting to order a portrait from me, now is the best time to do so because I’m offering a 10% off ALL portraits  to test out this new system. Offer is for limited period only (no minimum spending). Simply enter code word STAR444 during checkout to enjoy the offer.

See past clients' portrait for ideas and their reviews HERE

Ready to order a portrait? Head over to my Order A Portrait page! Drop me a message if you need more help. :)

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Lost In Your Eyes

“There might be millions of roses in the whole world, but you’re my only one, unique rose.” - The Little Prince

I did two colour variations and couldn’t decide which one I like more - both colours create a very different mood. Which do you prefer?

If you would like to customise an illustration, feel free to get in touch with me! 💜

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

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

One-Winged Angel

Sometimes I looked through my past works and wondered what inspired me to draw that or favour a certain style during that time. Other times, I have the urge to remove the 'uglier' works from my website but thought a better way would be to leave them as they are and create another version.

Interestingly, when I asked several friends to name their favourite work(s) of mine, ALL of them gave me different answers. Some of them felt a connection to a certain piece and others simply because they like the illustration/ style/ colour. I was actually quite surprised even my least favourite made it to the top of their list! From this experience, I learnt to appreciate all my works including those I find less desirable, because somewhere, somehow, there will be someone who like it. :)

Here's another re-work on my earlier piece titled, 'One-winged angel'. I was torn between keeping it in simple black & white or giving it a full colour since both will have a very different feel. Perhaps I'll try both! Ha.

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''We are all one-winged angels. 
Our task here on earth is to find another one-winged angel who will share his wing with us, to hold us. And together we can fly back to the most high.'' -Unknown

Art print and other merchandise available here >> Shop.

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Our Web Store is Now Open!

After more than a month of preparation, our web store is finally up! Thank you for your patience. It's certainly not easy to manage Dollgift all by myself BUT it's all happy stress! :)

Anyway, I'd like to introduce you to some of our new products - mugs, thermal bottle and mousepad. All our products are printed in Singapore. My personal favourite is the stainless steel mugs. Not only are our mugs super adorable, you'll get to personalise them with your name or favourite quotes too! I'm sure they'll make great gifts (I heard Valentine's Day is coming?). ;)

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I'll be adding more items as we go along but our pre-order has already started! So hurry over to our shop to take a look now, www.mydollgift.com/shop

If you'd excuse me, my brain cells are dead and I need to go hibernate now. zzZz

❤ Blessings, Charllotte


New Products - Puppy Love & Chasing Butterfly

This week, new in store are our cute vintage inspired 'Puppy Love' and 'Chasing Butterfly' designs!

Visit our store for other designs and full product range, www.redbubble.com/people/dollgiftbyrheea/shop

Happy shopping!

PS: Have you heard the news? Our second Superhero had been found yesterday! I'll give you the full story in my next post. If you're not able to wait any longer, head over to my Facebook page to read it now, www.facebook.com/DollgiftByRheea

❤ Blessings, Rheea

Updates and new product

Happy mid-week!

We have some super ADORABLE skirts in store (size ranges from XSS to XXL)!

Please visit our Redbubble store for more details and full product range, http://www.redbubble.com/people/dollgiftbyrheea/shop


Over the past week, I've been sharing little doodles on my Facebook page/Instagram and received feedback from some of my followers that they'd enjoyed them. Thanks for letting me know! It means alot to me to have your support. In fact, I created these little doodles to remind myself to be a little better each day. I hope they inspire you to do the same!

One of my favourite doodles say, 'Be silly'! Wouldn't it be great if we can incorporate some fun and laughters into our daily lives? Let your hair down, relax and be a little silly today. Let us spread some love and laughter~

Don't forget to follow my Facebook page or Instagram to see more cute doodles!

Today I was tagged in a photo by a friend who had customised a drawing for his daughter some time ago... I must say, I was really surprised, flattered and humbled by this sweet little girl. Thank you, Casey, you really made my day. :)

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❤ Blessings, Rheea

New Products - Pouches & Laptop Skin

Happy Mondayyyy! :D

We've added many new designs to our product range. Please check them out.

Also new in store are our studio pouches, laptop skins and duvet covers.

Studio Pouches Info: 
- Comes in 2 sizes 
(Large - 12.5''x8.5'', Small - 9.5''x6'')
- Made from 100% Polyester
- YKK zip with metal teeth
- Full printed design on both front and back

Don't Compare, Studio pouch - Small

Don't Compare, Studio pouch - Small

Don't Compare, Studio pouch - Small

Don't Compare, Studio pouch - Small

Love For The Rain, Studio pouch - Small

Love For The Rain, Studio pouch - Small

Love For The Rain, Studio pouch - Small

Love For The Rain, Studio pouch - Small

Be Daring, Studio pouch - Large

Be Daring, Studio pouch - Large

Be Daring, Studio pouch - Large

Be Daring, Studio pouch - Large

Today Is A Gift, Studio pouch - Large

Today Is A Gift, Studio pouch - Large

Today Is A Gift, Studio pouch - Large

Today Is A Gift, Studio pouch - Large

Laptop Skins Info: 
- Custom cut to fit your laptop 
- 3M Controltac removable vinyl decal
- Air bubble grooves and a laminate top coat 
- Scratch resistant backing

Freedom, Laptop skin

Freedom, Laptop skin

Dancing In The Rain  , Laptop skin

Dancing In The Rain, Laptop skin

Rain Or Shine  , Laptop skin

Rain Or Shine, Laptop skin

Wish Upon A Star  , Laptop skin

Wish Upon A Star, Laptop skin

These are just a small selection of what we have. Please visit our Redbubble store to see full product range, http://www.redbubble.com/people/dollgiftbyrheea/shop

Happy shopping~

❤ Blessings, Rheea

Taiwan Trip & New Products

Hello! Sorry for the lack of update lately. I'd only returned from my short vacation last Friday and having a bit of a mental block. :\

Some of you'd asked about my first Taiwan trip.. Well, unfortunately it wasn't quite as enjoyable as we hoped due to the weather condition. We expected it to be a nice cooling weather of about 23°C during the time of our visit but the cold wave decided to struck there and then, resulting in a sudden temperature drop to around 12°C. It was raining on our 2nd and 3rd day with wind so strong I feared I might be blown away if I hadn't put on nearly all the clothes from my luggage to add a couple more kilograms to my weight. Okay, I exaggerated a little but I certainly looked like a walking dumpling with so many layers of clothes AND still feeling cold (see photo below). We even had to cancel our initial plan to visit Shi Fen for the release of sky lantern. :(

Me looking swollen.. and cold.. and sad.

Me looking swollen.. and cold.. and sad.

Now I have to post a nicer photo to make up for the not so cute one above...

This was not taken in Taiwan but I'm posting coz I thought I looked kind of cute here with my new glasses and fresh haircut. xp

On a nicer note, MOST of the locals were very friendly and warm. I said MOST because we had a really unpleasant incident with the sellers at one of the supposedly famous yam balls stalls at Jiu Fen. I shall not go into details about what happened since I've ranted enough in one post. Nonetheless, I'll definitely visit Taiwan again. If you'd like to see some photos of my Taiwan trip, you can find them on Instagram, http://instagram.com/dollgiftbyrheea.

Okay, back to work related stuff.

I've added some lovely mugs and travel mugs on my Redbubble store. Yay! These mugs are dishwasher safe feature wraparound prints of your favourite artworks, and come in three varieties:
- Standard Mug (11 oz/325ml, Ceramic)
- Tall Mug (12 oz/354ml, Ceramic)
- Travel Mug (15 oz/443ml, Insulated stainless steel with removable lid)

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You can find more designs and other products such as tote bags, pillows, phone cases/skins etc. in store, http://www.redbubble.com/people/dollgiftbyrheea/shop. Meanwhile, I'm also adding laptop skins to the list. Stay tuned for my next update!

You can also follow me on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/DollgiftByRheea

Or Instagram,  http://instagram.com/dollgiftbyrheea for the latest update.

Have a lovely weekend~~

❤ Blessings, Rheea



Love And Blessings

For everyone celebrating Valentine's Day this weekend (although I think everyday should feel like one). Extend the love to your family, friends, co-workers, neighbours, your pets and even the strangers on the street! 

*You can personalise this card/ art print here,   https://www.etsy.com/shop/dollgift


*You can personalise this card/ art print here, https://www.etsy.com/shop/dollgift

Stay blissful~ 

❤ Blessings, Rheea

A Season Of Giving

Helloooooo~ It's my favourite time of the year again. I'm so excited! I hope you've started your holiday shopping?

Well, it's the season of giving and I've decided to give away my latest creation - a 8'' x 10'' custom art print (worth over $90)! You'll get to customise the name, date, hairstyle, attire, colour of the hearts and even have your pet drawn in! Of course you don't need to have a partner to customise this for. You can choose to send it as a wedding/ anniversary/ birthday gift or have me draw two girls instead, for your BFF too! 

For full details on the giveaway, please visit, www.facebook.com/DollgiftByRheea

Casual look

Casual look

Wedding/ Formal look

Wedding/ Formal look

Also, from now till the end of February 2015, when you subscribe to our mailing list, you can enjoy a 10% storewide discount at our online store, https://www.etsy.com/shop/dollgift

We'll send you the code word once you signed up. There's no limit to how many times you can use it! Sign up form here, http://www.mydollgift.com/(sidebar 'subscribe to mailing list').

Happy shopping~ 

❤ Blessings, Rheea

Basic Illustration Class - Lesson 3

Hello guys! Thankfully I was able to retrieve the files I lost on Saturday! So here's what I did for my illustration class few weeks back.

Before the lesson starts, we always do a recap on our previous lesson:

Perspective

Perspective

1 point and 2 point perspective

1 point and 2 point perspective

3 point perspective

3 point perspective

Moving on, we looked up for some references and came up with our 3 point perspective desert illustration.

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Ta-dah!! Here's my incomplete version with funny looking little stick men walking across the desert. They're probably searching for the legendary giant! See the huge footprints? :p

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And here's Jimmy's version. I know, mine didn't even come close. Lol. 

If you're free this Friday, do come by to the Red Dot Museum as we'll be there again from 5pm till midnight with lots of lovely stuffs for you. As usual, all our items will be on SPECIAL price that day. And 10% of our sale proceeds will go to a local dog shelter.

More details can be found on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/DollgiftByRheea

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See you this Friday! Have a lovely week ahead.~

❤ Blessings, Rheea


My Redbubble

After neglecting my Redbubble store for a year (guilty face), I was surprised to receive a notification from out of the blue that I'd actually made a sale. My very FIRST sale on Redbubble. Ha! This motivated me to revisit my store and did a revamp. I'm glad to say, they made so much improvement since my last visit. It's way easier to upload files to their product mock ups and navigate their website now.  Did I mention that my illustrations are looking alot better on their new product mock ups than before?

Well, these are just some ideas for you. Please head over to my Redbubble store for more styles and product range, www.redbubble.com/people/dollgiftbyrheea.

Iphone Cases

Iphone Cases

Samsung Galaxy Phone Cases

Samsung Galaxy Phone Cases

Ipad Cases

Ipad Cases

Pillows

Pillows

Pillows

Pillows

Pillows

Pillows

Tote Bags

Tote Bags

Tote Bags

Tote Bags

Tote Bags

Tote Bags

If you find any of my illustrations you like but couldn't find them on Redbubble, let me know. :) Happy Shopping!

❤ Blessings, Rheea

Happy Customer!

Happy customers make me happy! 

This sweet guy told me that his girlfriend is a fan of my works and so he'd decided to get her one of my illustrations as her birthday gift. How thoughtful! I feel really honoured and touched. Thank you Mark and Mindy. May the both of you stay blissful~ 

This was the illustration he'd chosen for Mindy!

Love Tree

Love Tree

You too, can get one of my works on my Etsy store here, www.etsy.com/shop/dollgift! Have a sweet day~ :)

❤ Blessings, Rheea


A Lovely Encounter

First of all, I'd like to say a BIG thank you for your support at our MAAD event last Friday! It was our 4th time participating and the response was very encouraging.

As mentioned, we'll be donating 10% of the sale proceeds to a local dog shelter. In fact, this is an ongoing cause we support (no matter where you purchase our products/service; online, flea market etc). So, please continue to give us your support.

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Secondly, I've listed our last few pieces of handmade cards and bookmarks on Etsy. Here are just some images of our lovely handmades. More designs can be found on our Etsy store, http://etsy.me/1cQ2FD3 

I won't be creating these items anymore so it's your last chance to get them. Hurry over to our store now!

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Lastly, I'd like to end my post with a lovely encounter I've had at the post office yesterday.

I was at the counter packing a customer's order when this lady who was also there to send out some parcels came up to me. She pointed at the Christmas postcards I was holding in my hands and asked if I drew them. I told her I did and she exclaimed 'Wow, they're beautiful. You're really great!'. As we were the last two customers to leave the place, we chatted abit outside the post office.

Apparently, she'd just sent her daughter to an art school and she couldn't help but feel concerned about her career path after she graduates. I shared with her what I do as an illustrator/designer besides freelancing; selling my works at flea markets, doing consignments and having my artworks licensed by art licensing companies. I told her that I'm very happy because I'm doing something I love. She seemed impressed. Finally she smiled at me and said, 'You are very brave. All the best to you.' 

Yes, it may not be any easy path but it's definitely one of the greatest choices I've made. :)

❤ Xoxo, Rheea & Nono 

Dollgift @ Maad (Market for Artists & Designers)

Yes, it's happening again this Friday, 13th Dec at Red Dot Museum!

Come support us and do your Christmas shopping there. I promise you'll find something cool and unique for your loved ones. 

Furthermore, 10% of our sale proceeds will go to a local non-profitable dog shelter. 

Help us help our dogs too!

We'll be there from 5pm all the way till midnight.

AND, admission is absolutely FREE !

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More details can be found on our Facebook page, http://on.fb.me/18ju8O9

Please help us spread the words. We'll see you there! :D

❤ Xoxo, Rheea & Nono