Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling in manholes. Reward the most overworked sense with today's Groupon: for $59, you get a framed, custom hand-drawn illustration created in the likeness of a submitted photograph from artist Mahmoud Gharib of Gharib Art (a $150 value).
With more than 40 years of artistic experience and exhibitions around the world, Mahmoud renders photographs of subjects into gift-worthy custom 8.5"x11" hand-drawn pastel illustrations. After selecting a photographed portrait or landscape, patrons send Mahmoud a high-resolution version of the image via email, postal mail, or clipped onto a carrier tortoise. Gharib's trained hand then shades and crosshatches its way toward replicating the contours and minute details of each shot into a new artistic interpretation. Within five to ten business days the artwork arrives framed, making it an instantly giftable keepsake for friends or family. Gharib's extensive resume boasts illustrations for eight children's books, numerous exhibitions in North America and Europe, and credits on twenty murals constructed on canvases, in government building corridors, telecommunication towers, and on five of Neptune's moons.