If the only portraits you have are carnival caricatures that make your head look too much like a dirigible and always have you riding a skateboard without wheels, today's deal will score you some higher-quality portraits. For $60, you'll get $120 worth of one-of-a-kind custom paintographic photo art from The Resident Artist. You may get your utterly unique artwork in 8.5"x11", 11"x14", or 12"x12" sizes, but you will have to pick a size before customization begins. Once it's ready, The Resident Artist will ship it straight to your door using a complex system of pneumatic tubes. As an added bonus, Groupon users will enjoy a 50% discount on the design fee and a 25% discount on prints if they choose to work with the Resident Artist again in the next six months (may not apply to additional prints of design used for this Groupon).
The Resident Artist, Brandi Fitzgerald, makes the artistic process simple. First, you give her your favorite photos, along with any symbols, sayings, love notes, newspaper clippings, bible verses, Simpsons quotes, and pretty much anything else you'd like to incorporate into the art. If you don't have any photos in which you're not hoisting a plastic cup, The Resident Artist can take a few professional ones for you ($100 for the first hour). From there, the artist will set to work with her acrylics and combine your inputs and style preferences into a work of art. Pop Art fans can give their head shot the full Andy (Warhol, that is) and bands can generate an album cover that totally captures their stripped-down future-steampunk ethos. You can add evocative atmosphere to blah vacation photos or an artsy psychedelic flair to the logo of your favorite sports team. The possibilities are as endless as you and your artist's combined imaginations. To get your creative juices flowing, start by browsing Fitzgerald's idea gallery.
Today's Groupon will make an aesthetically pleasing holiday gift for your most artsy friends, or for artful dodgers and owners of trendy bars looking for decorations more original than vintage foreign film posters but classier than ironic posters of bikini babes. Best of all, a gift of original art guarantees that no one else will give them the exact same thing this Christmas.
Customers have praised The Resident Artist's work in song and Viking saga, but most commonly in testimonials provided by The Resident Artist:
- I recently purchased some fantastic pieces of custom photo art for my home; I told Brandi what I wanted, and she delivered. She is awesome! – Patricia Herron
- I love how my whole house is going to be a walking gallery of my favorite artist!! – L. Prall
- Brandi captured many memorable candid moments on film. Through her quick eye, we got many great pictures that would have otherwise been missed! – Lucia Gunzel
Stuff That Looks Great Paintographicized
Paintography turns sentimental photos, newspaper clippings, sports memorabilia, and bible verses into art with acrylic paint. If you find yourself having trouble deciding what you want preserved in art, here are some of the most common items people have used to create paintographic art:
- photo of brother using Internet Explorer 5.2
- strands of hair from a wig worn by Nolan Ryan during his third no-hitter
- the third chapter of most Dan Brown novels
- relatively moist banana bread
- The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli
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