I have two little kids. And they are craaa-zay! So last year when my mother-in-law offered to take them for a week I jumped at the idea! Though, my kids were a handful. I decided to make her a cute little guidebook to help her navigate the likes and dislikes and schedules of the children so she wouldn't be completely lost.
Well, this year when my mother-in-law offered to take them for a week again, and since she basically knew the drill, I thought all she might need was a little list of how they are acting at the moment. Then, because I was bored and I like to draw silly things, I decided to draw the list of likes/dislikes of the kids!
Thus the kid's infographic was born! My mother-in-law was thrilled when she saw the pictures and showed them to everyone, much to my embarrassment. They were really fun to make, and honestly with that little paper of information you pretty much got a snapshot of how they were at that moment in their lives.
After such positive feedback (and a little nudging) I decided to open myself up for commissions for these types of portraits. I mean, who wouldn't want to see a cute little comic-like rendition of their child? And seriously, the possibilities are endless.... these types of portraits are not just limited to children! Several ideas got thrown to me from several people - weddings! graduations! pets! anniversaries! And thus your little slice of life portraits came to be: Sketch of Life!