A picture is worth a thousand words, making photographs and stick-figure sketches the easiest solutions to looming dissertation deadlines. Take advantage of efficient visual-communication strategies with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get $100 worth of hand-drawn child or pet portraits and fine-art prints at Brice Media, in Ridgeland.
The award-winning husband-and-wife team at Brice Media re-creates photographic moments with exquisite brush-stroked imagery. In order to compose the hand-drawn, singular likenesses, a shutterbugging photographer will snap shots of children and pets alike, eliminating the difficult task of getting either party to sit still and ignore shiny objects. Talented canvass colorers can daub various sizes, from a mantle-adorning 11"x14" ($150) to a room-commanding 20"x30" ($500) finished work. Muse-memorializers can also provide high-resolution images to stand in for physical subjects, the perfect method for surprising Rover during one of his seven birthdays each year. Customers may also choose from one of several ready-for-purchase, hand-drawn fine-art prints in sizes ranging from 8"x10" ($15) to 20"x30" ($75).
As youngsters, Charles and Talamieka Brice experienced the world through drawing. While his life revolved around comic heroes such as Batman and The Hulk, hers hinged on doodling family members and teachers rather than biting their likenesses out of hunks of cheese. When the pair met in art classes at Jackson State University, what began as a friendly rivalry quickly transformed into a rewarding romantic and artistic partnership. Now married, the award-winning illustrators, photographers, and graphic designers use their talent to craft work for individuals and corporations equally adeptly. They capture striking images of families, kids, and weddings from behind the lens, which they preserve as prints, images burned onto discs, or customized hand-drawn portraits. Their skills extend to pet portraits, watercolor and oil paintings, and sculpture. Additionally, their graphic designs have professionalized the look of corporate brochures, logos, and catalogs.