I was lucky enough to recently get to work with and collaborate with the lovely, talented and creative Claire from Claire’s Doodles. She created a gorgeous watercolour Chibi portrait for me.
Chibi (ちび or チビ) is a Japanese slang word describing something short (a thing, an animal or a person). It comes from the verb 禿びる (chibiru), which means ‘to wear out and become shorter’ (the tip of something).
It is such a cute style of drawing so I was very happy to be part of this!
Claire is a chibi artist and she has recently branched out into commissions.
She started off her drawing career by drawing wrestler Chibi’s, as well as altering and customising Magic Gathering cards and creating other cute things. Claire is self taught (which is AMAZING).
Claire gifted me an A5 hand drawn, hand painted watercolour portrait. I worked with her to pick my details out, such as having Figaro feature in the portrait as well as showcasing my fabulous Disney Ears!
I was actually able to sit and watch Claire paint my portrait on her Twitch channel (Sadly, Claire isn’t currently streaming on her channel) and it was really therapeutic to watch her paint and chat to the camera. It was really exciting to see my portrait come to life!
The whole process was completed and my portrait delivered to me within a couple of weeks. The commissions will set you back up to £30.00, which considering the sheer creativity and hard work that go into them, it’s a real bargain.
Isn’t it adorable? Figaro is too cute in his little rainbow top which nicely matches my dress! Claire has captured my ears perfectly as well. She even went to the trouble of recreating my tattoos! The detail is lovely and the watercolour rainbow is just magical.
Claire will be attending her first comic-con in August – Not Another Comic Con which is being held in Aston, Birmingham. You can also check out the portrait she did for Nat at There Might Be Coffee as well as a lovely interview with Claire.
You can find Claire’s Doodles shop here, which has all sorts of prints, fan art and more. I urge you to follow Claire on social media as well:
I am thrilled with my Chibi portrait and Claire was a joy to work with. She’s super friendly and really took into account what I wanted for my portrait whilst putting her own cute spin on it. She’s captured my personality brilliantly!
Claire sent me a custom, A5, watercolour portrait of myself in exchange for this review. You can get your very own commission by contacting Claire directly on her Instagram or Facebook.
I’d like to thank Claire for letting me be part of this collaboration and I can’t wait to see what she does next. Don’t forget to find her at Not Another Comic Con in August.