The Process











Illustrating Begins!





Getting your own custom illustration is easy! You choose the type of illustration, upload pictures, add in fun details & I create a one-of-a-kind illustration to tell your story!

Create Customize

Creating & customizing your illustration only takes a few clicks of the mouse. You can see the different types of illustrations I offer here.


Each illustration starts out with basic subject matter & simple ground details, & a plain background.  You get to choose the size & all of the little details that make the illustration perfect for telling your unique story!

Submit Photos

Upload at least two, high-resolution, front-facing photos per person, object, pet, or background subject matter included in your illustration. 

•Make sure there is one close-up & one full-body of each person or pet. If specific hairstyle or clothing is desired, include a photograph of that as well.

•Submit your photos to Dropbox by following the link in the product description.


•Website links of photos (ex. Facebook) are also accepted & can be e-mailed to graceillustrates@outlook.com

Purchase your Illustration

Once you've chosen an illustration & completed filling out the details, you will be prompted to pay safely & securely for your illustration. Before completing your purchase you can add high-quality prints of your original illustration to your cart.  These are perfect to give as gifts!

Illustrating Begins!

Yay! This is by far the best part. Once I have all of the information from steps 1-3, the illustration process begins. If I need more information from you, I will e-mail you. I create the illustration on watercolor parchment & start with a few rough sketches and continue working & reworking the drawing until it is perfect.  I ink my pencil lines & watercolor the drawing, adding in all of the tiny details, resulting in a playful & whimsical illustration that perfectly tells your story!

Packaging & Shipping

It's finally here! The illustration will be finished within 30 days of your order & it's time to package & ship.  Your illustration will arrive in a hand-sewn envelope that is safely packaged in a sturdy chipboard mailer. As my added gift to you, you will receive an e-mail within a few days of receiving your illustration that will include a scanned file perfect for sharing with friends & family on any social media platform!

Now that you know how easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy it is to get your very own custom illustration, all you have to do is visit the Custom Illustrations Shop & order yours today! I can't wait to see your illustration come to life in my studio.

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