Commissions

Want Arpi to draw YOU or someone you LOVE?

Would you like a very special

gift for yourself or someone you love?

I create a select amount of commissioned pieces for people who want a wow-factor gift that will be treasured forever.

Would you like to show someone you love (or even yourself) how they would look dressed like Armenian royalty? It’s a unique way to visually show someone’s true inner power and essence and show them how special they are.

I would love to bring your vision to life in my signature, colorful, ornate and fun illustration style.

Two Options Available

there’s something for everyone

Option 1

From $350

A drawing created using a Facebook profile picture or a photo drawn in a loose style with markers, pencil, or watercolor. The art will closely resemble the photo you provide and will not include any special customization other than what is in the photo. Price is per person and based on the size of the artwork. For larger pieces, please email me for a custom quote.

3.5″ x 5″ $350
5″ x 7″ $475
8″ x 10″ $600

Option 2

Starting at $1250 per person or $2000 per couple

A custom illustration created in the signature Arpi Krikorian style. Your loved one is adorned with traditional Armenian costuming and details. Patterns and icons are created with images that have special significance to the person’s familial background, profession, or region they’re from. We will have an extensive conversation until all the details are decided upon. In the end, you will have a one of a kind, 16″x 20″ gallery quality giclee print on canvas. Once the art has been created, we can create several different products with your special piece including your portrait on mugs, journals, tote bags, pillows, blankets, greeting cards and more.

For any other type of work you would like to commission me for, please contact me.

The Custom Illustration Process

I’ll chat with you on the phone to get clear on your vision and get to know who the person is that will be featured in the drawing. I aim to make each piece personal and meaningful so it is more than decoration on your wall, it’s a story being told of someone extra special. I will need several photos which clearly represent the person being drawn.

The illustration process takes 30-90 days (depending on the complexity of the piece as well as my schedule) so do plan ahead if this is for a special occasion which has a set deadline like an anniversary, wedding, birthday, name day or holiday gift.

All the elements of the illustration are created traditionally (drawn by hand) but finished digitally. The final artwork will be a gallery quality, archival giclee print on canvas which comes with a certificate of authenticity. Print size will be decided on together.

Please Note:

If using this piece for invitations of a special event, a high resolution file can be emailed ONLY to a professional printer upon signing a licensing agreement exclusive to you as the client and only for print material for the specified event, such as wedding invitations, favors, RSVP’s and thank you cards. Any other printing would need to be by permission and with further agreement. The artwork CAN NOT be used for commercial or resale purposes without a prior licensing agreement specific to that purpose.

Would you like to use one of my existing illustrations for your next event’s invitations?

If you would like to use one of my existing drawings to create your invitations and/or any print materials, you can purchase a license to do so. Please email me and specify the scope of use and I will send you a custom quote and agreement. The rate for personal, non-commercial use usually starts at $250. The image would be emailed ONLY to a licensed printer who would be required to sign an agreement of understanding and use specific to your event. Any other printing would need to be by permission and with a further agreement.

If you wish for me to create a custom piece with an image of your likeness to use for your invitations, please see OPTION 2 above. Once the artwork is commissioned and created under those guidelines, many products including invitations can be produced with it.

Arpi & her artwork put that special touch to my proposal

“Arpi is the best! There is not enough I can say about how Arpi and her artwork put that special touch to my proposal and our wedding invitations. When I first reached out to Arpi asking if she would create a custom artwork piece, she was so sweet and excited about the idea. Couldn’t believe she was interested in helping me. I love Arpi’s artwork and the final illustration she created that I used as part of my proposal was just amazing.

What was so special for my proposal became even sweeter as my wife and I used her illustration for our wedding invitations as well. Basically everyone who saw the wedding invitation commented on how beautiful it was along with how much they enjoy Arpi’s Armenian heritage artwork. Arpi is not only talented, she communicates clearly and is a genuinely a thoughtful person. It’s easy to see why all these reputable companies are teaming up with her. Thank you Arpi for caring so much to help me with my proposal idea, then surpassing any vision I had and now you will always be part of our journey.”

Sevada Mardirosian

Realtor | JohnHart Real Estate