Laura Knopp

Custom portraits

3 Simple Guidelines to Select the Perfect Photo for a Custom Family Portrait

Custom portraitsLaura KnoppComment

When you order a custom family portrait from my shop, I personally draw your one-of-a-kind artwork from scratch using your photo(s) as a reference.

It's like a magic trick, except instead of pulling a fluffy rabbit out of a hat, I'm taking your photo and turning it into your new favorite work of art 🎉

The key is me having the right photos to work with. So, here are a few guidelines to keep in mind...

James Van Der Beek's Family Portrait

Custom portraits, Family portraitsLaura KnoppComment

Recently, I illustrated James Van Der Beek’s family - they’ve quickly become my latest Instagram obsession since stumbling across their accounts earlier this summer ✏️💕 James and his wife Kimberly are down-to-earth and hilarious about juggling life their 5  little ones 👱👱‍♀️👱‍♀️👱‍♀️👶 How do they manage?? I have a feeling the answer involves Netflix + a secret snack drawer to dip into when the kiddos are asleep at night 😉

The Evolution of My Portrait Illustration Style

Behind-the-scenes, Custom portraitsLaura Knopp

Earlier this week, I was digging through my messy office supply closet and couple things happened…

  • I realized I have a ton unused sequins and feathers...such a waste! Perhaps I need to bedazzle a throw pillow or my husband’s khakis??

  • I found some of my old portrait illustrations and whoa baby I’ve come a long way in terms of my drawing technique and style.

So, in honor of it being throwback thursday, I’m sharing a couple of my old illustrations today.