the original art work

This is the vital and core ingredient of a Junior Masterpiece. On the whole, any drawing you love is possible of being transformed into a masterpiece. Below I have included a variety of drawings we have used in the past. 

Most importantly is how you supply me the art. We can work from either your child’s original artwork or from a scanned image, please contact us if you are unsure or would like some more guidance.

PAPER

Images or portraits can be drawn on separate sheets of A4 as we can assemble one picture from multiple drawings. We recommend adding names, a date or a title to enhance your print to give it a place in time, collate all this and after placing your order, email your scanned drawings to karen@quirkylime.co.uk 

SCANNING

Please scan all artwork in colour at 300-600 DPI (dots per inch) at 100% as a jpg, jpeg or pdf format. We will notify you if we have any issues with the quality of the scanned artwork. 

return to the shop or read more about:
the type of original drawings and artwork 
framing options
print sizes

Fathersday Workshop

We are going to try a new angle. I have had parents say, ‘I never get my children to draw’ or ‘I can’t draw, how can I do it with them’. First off all, don’t let your children hear you! Kids are amazing drawers, their mind is free and have no boundaries.. which is why I love their drawings, honest reflections of their vision!

We are organising a workshop this Friday at the Consortium, for those who would love a family portrait but can’t get their children to draw! You have to stay on the premise but we have tea and you can have a browse at Mint Tea Boutique and the Consortium while we draw with your kids. 

They only thing is you have to commit to buying a print, which will be ready for fathers day. It doesn’t need to be a family portrait it can be whatever you desire. Please email me (karen@quirkylime.com) or call me 07880578496 to book a time between 10-4 this friday the 2nd of June 2017.

Professional photoshoot

My first photo shoot.

I left Winchester at 7. 2.5 hours later, I unpacked the huge amount of products, frames and props I had brought. The studio was so much smaller than the photos I had seen online, but it was also so much more homely than the photos, there were plants everywhere. I looked like a plant rescue. 

I had a stylist and the photographer for the day, so I was going to take notes on all the expertise and experience these people had. I let them do their thing, I bit my tongue a few times, but I remembered I was here for their expertise. And I am so glad I let them to their thing. The stylist Mugdha had the coolest job. with the props, she told a story with each print. The more we photographed the freer it became. MT tape stole the show, all the props were used in many different ways. it was a great learning curve for me.

Next time, I will have a list of photos I want. The top shoots were the most fun. Having the camera high up so you can create an image on the floor, this allows you to defy gravity in your photos, and you create amazing images. I think I might try it myself at home. 

Lighting and consistency were key. if you look at my updated website you can see the consistency and coherence of the images. They all have the same chimney breast and the same grey wall. As the products were similar but different, so you could go wild on the props. 

I will now set twice as much time to do photography as I would have had done otherwise. I will put on the french radio and take my shoes off like in Yeshen’s studio and hopefully, we can recreate the peace and calmness of the shoot… ah and I am going to buy some more house plants, that reminded me of my home in Holland.

Professional photoshoot; Photographer Yeshen Venema, London and the stylist Mugdha Sapte