Pet Story - Peter Parker

Every now and then, I’ll pick a pet to draw from my list of IG followers. Follow me @dollgift and hashtag your photo #dollgift_petstory to get notice (your account has to be public so I can see)! Please get in touch if your pet is drawn and you’d like to purchase the drawing as a print or on merchandise such as t-shirts, phone cases, pillows etc.

Today's chosen pet is from @peter_parker_17

Hello, my name is Peter Parker, everyone calls me Pete. One week ago I earned my wings and returned to heaven - I was finally free from pain, I feel so happy! My only concern had been my momma. I know she must be so heartbroken. I was too, having to leave her…. My brave momma had fought so many battles with me, for me… till the very end. But it was my time to go.. I lived 17 wonderful years on earth, that was very long for a dog! I was incredibly blessed. I wish my momma would know that I’m never far away. Sometimes I send her signs in the form of my scent, barking.. or I put her favourite song on radio.. and so many subtle signs! :) I love you momma. I’m doing very well so please don’t worry about me and take good care of yourself. And please tell Daisy I love her too (Daisy is my beautiful wife by the way). We will meet again someday. @peter_parker_17 @therealdaisylou

Send me a message if you would like to commission a portrait.

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Pet Story - Roxy

Every now and then, I’ll pick a pet to draw from my list of IG followers. Follow me @dollgift and hashtag your photo #dollgift_petstory to get notice (your account has to be public so I can see)! Please get in touch if your pet is drawn and you’d like to purchase the drawing as a print or on merchandise such as t-shirts, phone cases, pillows etc.

Today's chosen pet is from @sweetxjane 

Hello, my name is Roxy and I’m a Pit Bull. I look like I’m wearing black leggings from side angle, isn’t that cute? :) Can someone explain to me why are people so afraid of us and banned us from many places? I know some of my brothers and sisters may look ‘fierce’ but we are be extremely loyal, loving and sweet too. My momma adopted me when I was a little nugget and she still calls me that years later, so I believe I’m very very special! Sometimes I would bring my toy to momma when she is working on her computer to remind her to take a break. I would also jumped onto the table to give her kisses when she comes home from outside. :D I wish everyone would give my brothers and sisters a chance to be their little nuggets too.

Send me a message if you would like to commission a portrait.

❤ 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

Pet Story - Daphne

Every now and then, I’ll pick a pet to draw from my list of IG followers. Follow me @dollgift and hashtag your photo #dollgift_petstory to get notice (your account has to be public so I can see)!

Today's chosen pet is from @fluffdogcrew

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Hello, my name is Daphne. I was rescued from a high kill shelter in South Korea. I was very lucky. Momma said when she saw my sweet face on a rescue page, she couldn’t get me out of her mind and so she arranged for me to be transported to Ohio to be with her family. I had three sisters. Sadly, sister Siouxsie (2nd sister) joined Lola (1st sister) at the rainbow bridge last month. Momma was heartbroken. She said they taught her to love and inspired her to rescue other dogs like me. Today I get to follow sister Bijou around the house getting all the love and treats we deserve. Everyone agrees we look really cute together! Did I mention she looks like baby Chewbacca? I wish the other friends at the shelters will be as lucky as us..

Please get in touch if your pet is drawn and you’d like to purchase the drawing as a print or on merchandise such as t-shirts, phone cases, pillows etc.

Send me a message if you would like to commission a portrait.

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Custom Portrait

Two years ago, I had the privilege to customise a portrait for a lovely client from Japan for her wedding. Now two years later, she contacted me again. This time to commission a portrait for her parents for their 30th wedding anniversary gift. My extreme honour! Thank you SO much, Aoba, you have no idea how much your support and faith in my works mean to me.

They lost their beloved dog, Sakura last year and requested to have her drawn in the portrait.

I threw in a card for them and handwritten the message on behalf of my client. :)

She even sent me photos after they received the artwork (I got her permission to share the photos). So sweet!

To customize an illustration, please get in touch for a quote or visit my shop page for more details!

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Pet Story - Sadie

Hello, my name is Sadie. I was kept in a garage and neglected for years. I was old and in very bad shape when a kind gentle soul saved me out of there one day. She gave me a beautiful home and showed me so much love for the next couple of years. Thank you, momma! Even though I am in doggie heaven now, I visit you and sister Sassy often. Sometimes I snuggled up beside while you nap. Please don’t worry about me, I am very happy here with many friends and grandpa to play with. See, I even grew a pair of wings! I love you very much, momma. I know we will meet again some day. When you miss me, know that I am just close by. @kimhawks3 .

Every now and then, I’ll randomly pick a pet to draw from my list of Instagram followers. Follow me and hashtag your picture #dollgift_petstory to get notice! All animals are welcome! 💜 Please get in touch if your pet is drawn and you’d like to purchase the drawing as print or on merchandise such as t-shirts, phone cases, pillows etc. 

Update: Some time ago, I decided to draw (and tell the stories) of random Instagram followers' pets. I thought it was fun and also a nice way to show my appreciation for their support. What I never thought was it could mean SO much to them. I feel extremely honoured to be able to use my creative talent to touch someone’s life. Thank you for letting me see it. I’ll never doubt myself again.

Never underestimate the power of small gestures and the gift you can offer to the world.

Send me a message if you would like to commission a portrait! I offer several packages depending on what you need. For more details, you can also visit - http://www.mydollgift.com/pet-portrait/

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Pet Story - Smudge

Hello, my name is Smudge. I is nearly deaf but my hooman mom says I can still hear the sound of a cheese wrapper. Mom also likes to call me old lady. Silly hooman, I looks nowhere near old. I think I can pass off as a puppy with my adorable underbite and I can almost always get away with anything with this face. Now, has you got cheese in your bag? @nightowly .

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Every now and then, I’ll randomly pick a pet to draw from my list of followers on Instagram. Follow me and hashtag your picture #dollgift_petstory to get notice! All animals are welcome.


Please get in touch if your pet is drawn and you’d like to purchase the drawing as print or on merchandise such as t-shirts, phone cases, pillows etc.

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

**Custom Portrait Special Offer**

From now till end of June, I’m offering a custom portrait illustration at a special price of US$150 (usual price $200+). :D This would make a perfect gift! Price includes a stylized illustration of TWO characters (eg. 1 human+1pet, 2 humans or 2 pets) with full colour background, A4 size. $60 for per additional character. You need to send me a photo for the portrait and I will draw according to what I see in the photo.

The artwork will be printed using fade resistant ink (archival print) on matte, off-white, textured acid free paper stock (320gsm) and mail to you. No soft copy file. Packaging/postage for shipping within Singapore @ US$5 and any other countries @$10. Pls refer to below images for ideas and reviews from past clients. Other artwork dimensions are available, please enquire.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for order processing. I will send you a final proof before sending it for printing. Shipping duration within Singapore takes 2-5 working days and every other countries 6-10 working days. Feel free to drop me a message if you have any question or email to info@mydollgift.com


PS: In case you are not aware, I offer other customization services as well, more information can be found on my website - www.mydollgift.com. Or simply send me a message. Your support will make it possible for me to continue my passion and be the voice of animals. Thank you!

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Custom Pet Portraits

Commissioned pet portrait 1: Phoebe with her signature head tilt. Isn’t she a cute little angel? Thank you @didel613 for ordering this to surprise Diane. You’re the sweetest friend anyone can ask for.

Clients's note: ''It’s so realistic looking wow, and I can also feel the her staring at me! I hope Diane, Phoebes Mom will love it as much as I do...I think she will. I can’t honestly thank you enough for your willingness to do this, and your time and love you put into it. It really shows!'' - Diane (United States)

Recipient's note: ''A sincere thank you to @didel613 for commissioning this amazing portrait of my sweet Phoebe. I can’t stop looking at it! Also thanks to the artist @dollgift You have perfectly captured her vibe. I am in awe of your talent. Thank you both, from the bottom of my heart.'' Waltersphoebe (United States)

Commissioned pet portrait 2: I waited to share this piece for a long time. It was meant to be a surprise; I wanted the recipient to see it first so as not to ruin their surprise. Custom orders such as this always make me happy knowing that someone cares alot to want to do something special for their loved one. And it was my absolute pleasure they entrusted me to help. For this particular piece, a group of friends decided to come together to comfort a friend - Michelle had lost her beloved dog recently. The best part is, I know some of them had only met through Instagram (one thing I love about social media!). I was touched beyond words by their sweet gesture. Thank you for letting me be a part of this. A special thanks to @didel613 for the correspondence and for making this happen. You guys are amazing. Thank you for letting me know you love the art piece and for the permission to share your photo as well, Michelle - I hope you find some comfort everytime you look at this drawing. Know that you and Peanut are very loved by many friends. @peanut_dachshund. 💜

Recipient's note: ''I got the most beautiful gift today from my amazing friends. I cannot thank y’all enough for coming together to make this gift possible I’ve been looking at this painting for hours you have no idea how much this mean to me. It’s perfect in every way you guys really put the biggest smile on my face today. A big thank you to the artists @dollgift for taking the time to make this for my family and I, You are so talented and I’m so blessed to have one your art pieces. Thank you again to me amazing instagram Family I don’t know what I would do without you! Peanut I hope you can see this beautiful painting from heaven and I hope you makes you happy. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think about you but now when I see this picture I will smile and remember the memories we made that day. I love you old man & don’t forget you are my sunshine.'' - Michelle (United States)

If you’d also like to have your pet drawn, get in touch for a quote or visit my shop page for more details!

❤ 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

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

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