How to order your doodle!
BROWSE - Before you place your order, have a little look at the doodle examples on my gallery page or instagram account. This will give you a great idea of how your hobbies, interests and ‘unique’ information can be portrayed. Remember these are just ideas, so feel free to come up with your own as that’s what makes your doodle unique to ‘you’!
SELECT - There are two family portrait products and two single person doodles to choose from. If you require any additional information before selecting, please read the common questions below or get in touch.
PURCHASE - Click on the SHOP button below, or the Shop button on the navigation bar at the top of the page. Don’t forget the gallery page that can give you an idea of what to ask for and that other people have received.
PROVIDE YOUR FAMILY INFORMATION - During your purchase you will have a specifications form that pops up - this is where you tell me what the characters look like, and how you want them to appear - this is important, it asks for names, ages & approx height of your subjects and all information that you feel is relevant to that character. If you want them to be wearing any particular style of clothing or colours then mention it here. You'll also be asked about hobbies and interests which make your doodle more personal to you and increase the 'smile factor'. You will be asked to upload photographs of your characters. Don't forget to add pets, they look great and really make the doodle special and you can have one free pet included in your order!
APPROVE YOUR PENCIL DRAFT - you will receive a pencil draft from me usually within a week (possibly longer during busy times). The first pencil draft is a basic outline sketch to make sure you're happy before the doodle is inked. Any changes to the sketch must be communicated at this stage as once the doodle is inked, the sketch is final.
APPROVE YOUR INKED DRAFT - you will receive a black and white inked proof so you can check all graphics and spellings are correct before the colour stage. Make sure you take your time checking the names are in the right place and everything is spelt correctly!
SMILE - Once you have approved your order, it will be coloured, carefully packaged and shipped first class via Royal Mail. Sit back and watch the smiles…WOOP WOOP!
I want a family doodle but should I choose water colour or digital colour?
For the family portraits, you have the option of choosing either a water colour finish which is coloured using water colour pencils and paints OR a digital colour which is coloured using computer software. Water colour takes longer to create which is why it’s slightly more expensive. The water colour has a subtle, more traditional/hand finished look and the digital is a brighter more contemporary/bolder choice. Have a little look at the examples on the gallery page and decide which is right for you.
How many people/pets do I select?
You can select doodles for up to 6 characters then just add ‘additional characters’ for a small charge. Don’t forget to include your pets as they really make a doodle look extra special plus you get ONE FREE PET as part of your order!
I want a doodle for a special occasion but I’ve left it until the last minute, is it still possible?
My turn around time is generally 2-3 weeks however please contact me if you have a deadline or special date in mind. Depending on workload, I can sometimes prioritise orders for a special occasion but please get in touch first to ask. If I’ve agreed your deadline is possible, please be sure to also put a note on your order in the comments section of the form with the date you need the doodle by.
What is a ‘Wonderful’ Doodle?
The single person ‘Wonderful’ doodles are a doodle of just one person and a great choice if you want to tell someone how wonderful they are. You can choose six traits to add as graphics that celebrate their ‘wonderfulness’. They make thoughtful birthday gifts or fabulous Father’s Day/ Mother’s Day gifts for mums, dads, husbands, wives, grandparents…anyone really! They are a very popular choice for leaving gifts for teachers and they also make positive, inspirational artwork to go in your child’s room to promote self esteem. ‘Wonderful’ doodles come in a digital finish.
How do I give you my character information and tell you what I want to doodle to say about my loved one?
A form will appear when you place your order asking you for your family information and to upload your photographs.
How do I send you my photographs?
You will be asked to upload your lurrrverly family images when you place your order and fill in the information form. If you re-name your images with your family name, it will make things run a lot smoother!
If you have any further questions about any of the products before you purchase, please get in touch!