Custom Illustrations!

In need of a sweet and personal gift idea? Want to treat yourself to a cute, customised item to hang up in your apartment? Well then look no further! My gorgeous friend Lauren from Tastes Like Love has the skills, services and prices that you are after! Her custom illustrations page is now my official go-to-place for personalised gifts for friends and family (so get excited guys!), and I'd highly recommend her services to every single one of you. :)

The custom illustration you can see below was illustrated by Lauren for my best friends' birthday a few weeks back. Words cannot describe just how much we love this illustration, but needless to say we are beyond impressed with the end result.

To truly understand how much effort went into this illustration you have to see the original photograph that Lauren had to work with:

As you can see the original photograph cut off the sides of my friends heads, so Lauren made sure that their entire heads could be seen in the illustration. Another thing Lauren adjusted was the hair colour of my friend on the left as this photo is a couple of years old and her hair colour is now much lighter. Lauren also made sure not to include the braces in the illustration as my friend has since had these removed. Finally I asked if Lauren could raise the necklace around my neck to include a 'BFF' pendant, which she happily did. Lauren then found and applied this gorgeous background to really set off the illustration! :)

Another great example of Lauren's work is this custom illustration of my partner and I that she illustrated for his birthday in February. :D

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To see more examples of Lauren's work feel free to check out her awesome blog or contact her via email at laurenemily[at]


  1. You are such a sweet heart! Thank you for this lovely post, and its always a pleasure drawing for you!

  2. These are so good! I'm always jealous of people who can do this :)

    Frances xx

  3. That's such a fun idea. Love the illustration of you and your friends :)

  4. These illustrations are too cute! Such a fun idea and they would make awesome gifts.

  5. Wow. These are really great! Look like a lot of fun to create to. I am just trying to figure out now how you did that.. ha!

  6. She is very talented! I've attempted to illustrate a self-portrait of myself and it is very difficult to get it to look right.


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