Have an architect in your life who is tough to buy for? Maybe they’re one of those people who have everything, or their interests are limited enough that it makes it difficult for you to be sure they’d like the gift you picked for them?
A custom painting from a photo is a perfect gift for any architect. It’s so easy to do. Check out Paint Your Life to see how amazing and thoughtful this gift idea can be!
Not Just Homes
For the most part, the vast majority of architectural paintings you’ll see on Paint Your Life are of homes. People have these painted for sentimental purposes. For instance, you might have your first home turned into an artistic watercolor or have an oil painting of your childhood home created.
However, our artists can tackle any type of building. As long as you have a photo to base your photo on, it’s totally possible to have any building you’d like painted custom just for you.
Finding the Perfect Subject
Maybe your architect took a photo of the skyline in their favorite city and it has inspired them to no end? That photo would make a fantastic gift once it’s turned into a custom painting by a talented artist.
Here are some ideas for painting subjects that might fit the bill for a gift for an architect:
- Iconic architectural landmarks like the Eiffel Tower or Stonehenge
- The first home or building they designed
- A landscape painting that showcases their favorite building
- A building that inspires them or inspired their career choice
- A more traditional home picture, either their home or their childhood home; though sentimental, these would make ideal paintings for someone who places a particularly high value on the structures around us.
If you’re simply not savvy enough in the architecture world or your architect’s career achievements, consider asking someone they work with for good suggestions to choose the right subject or do a little research in an architecture journal.
Regardless of what you choose, you can bet an architect will appreciate it even a little more than the average person.
Ordering Your Portrait
Ordering a custom painting is actually far less complicated than you might think. With Paint Your Life, your painting or drawing can be underway in no time.
First, you’ll want to choose a subject as is discussed above. Make sure that you have a good photo of the subject. A high-resolution photograph is best, but if you only have an older, more pixelated photograph or one that has sepia tones, our artists can surely work with it as long as you tell them what you’re looking for.
Next, you’ll want to choose an art medium: oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, charcoal, or colored pencil.
If your recipient has a favorite, that’s perfect! Go with that. If not, you’ll want to take into account how your subject will look in each medium, your recipient’s overall style when it comes to home décor, and their favorite pieces of art.
One of the coolest parts of the process with Paint Your Life is that you actually get to choose which artist paints or draws your art piece.
To do that, you can check out the artist showcases on the homepage, like Maria’s, look at the ‘meet the artists’ section in each medium gallery, or you can scroll through any of the galleries, hover over an art piece you love, and then click on the button that says, “I want this artist to paint my photo!”
Once you’ve made those decisions, you can communicate with your artist anything specific that you’re looking for. Say you have a photo of the building in winter and you’d like it to be spring in your painting.
Our artist will complete the piece per your specifications and send you an internet proof. If it looks good to you, you’ll have the piece at your doorstep in short order. If needed, changes can be made.
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