Friday, September 3, 2010

Things that make me happy!

A while ago I received an e-mail in Etsy from a Canadian photographer:

"Hi - came across your shop. LOVE your illustrations.
I especially love the mermaid mother and child
(it reminds me of myself and my daughter, Lilah)."

I looked at her photo and couldn't stop smiling! My God,
they both look like my illustration
characters a LOT!
Don't you think so?

(Photo credit: LastFortyPercent Photography)

She has a very lovely online portfolio and this is her sweet daughter.

(Photo credit: Sarah Graham Photography)

She asked me to do an illustration for her future website/Blog.
I did this illustration with pen on paper and colored it digitally
in Photoshop.


  1. YES, they do look like your illustration - how funny and sweet ;) What a great request, too. Continuing to love your illustrations! Have a great weekend!!

  2. Wow, they sure do! How neat! Be sure to post a link to her website once it's done- I'd love to see. :)

  3. Dearest Afi, this is really gorgeous and soo inspiring! Yes they do look like your illustration!! Your commision work is gorgeous!! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

    p/s: i hope you had a wonderful merry happy birthday celebration!


  4. What a beautiful blog you have Afi and what enviable talent! I can't wait to show it to my 14 year old daughter who is a budding illustrator - I know she will fall in love with your work and find great inspiration in your blog (she has bad flu at the moment so I'll wait until she is feeling better).
    Thanks to Lana ( for this great discovery :)

  5. I like the ilustrations...Beutiful!!

  6. They do look like the illustration...which I do have and LOVE!

    Happy birthday!

  7. soooooooooo cute... yes they look very alike in the mermaid picture... :)

  8. They does look alike in the mermaid one =D
    You sketch amazing illustration =3

  9. I love so much of your drawing!!!
    and the photo that the little girl with a lolipop is so cute

  10. You keep making me say Wow! The illustration you've done for her blog is full of love and happiness! They both are so cute , they really look alike your illustration! and I love her hair color!

  11. Hi! I'm Sara, I'm italian and I discovered you blog only today!I'd like your illustrations and your jewels so much, you use soft colours and have a joyful style!!Also I like birds and the theme of family!Come and see my blog,if you want!

  12. yeah look the same. Your illustration is so perfect. Love it!

  13. Love Sarah and Lilah and definitely see the likeness :)

  14. It's great!! With that little mermaid I fell in love with your work! :) !! Definitely they look like!! Good Luck Dear Afi!

  15. Aww - love it=) Thank you. I don't know why I didn't see this post, either. Once the busy season is over I'll send some photos of the new packaging - and I FINALLY have a new website in the works. Everyone comments on how cute your illustration is - I'm using it on my CDs, photo packaging, wrapping, bags, etc....