A custom pen & ink drawing of a home or garden makes for a very special gift. I still have time to ink a few drawings out before Christmas, but if you’re interested, please book soon.  Remember, if you commission a drawing of an old family home, we can make archival quality prints for the whole family, and with a few quick edits to the original drawing, an elegant holiday card can be fashioned…(see below)

Kirby Family Home – Holiday Version – Savannah, Georgia

Custom Pen and Ink Drawing Mini Favor Prints

4×6 mini archival prints

Remember if you miss the cut-off date, I can always issue an attractive gift certificate that would be good for anything in theinklab.  Please email heather@flyoungstudio.com to get on the list – or commission directly from my etsy shop.

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I love it when a customer commissions a custom pen and ink drawing and gives me a little back-story, history, or memory about the property.  The slatted windows, the barn built by hand out back, the crooked little sidewalk…this house was loved.

black and white pen and ink drawing of old family home

so much so, that they couldn’t decide between black and white and color, so I made a hand-watercolored print in addition to the original sketch…

pen and ink drawing with watercolor washes custom house drawing painting

Ahhhh…red doors!  I ADORE red doors!!!  (though I doubt if my homeowners association would approve)

If you’d  like to commission a drawing of your old family home, (and with the Holidays approaching, now is an excellent time), remember that I can make inexpensive archival-quality prints of Grandma’s house for the whole family….large or small, hand-watercolored or black and white, lots of options to choose from!

 

I always get excited to draw an old family home.  This one’s located on Savannah’s East Side.  Mini-prints were made for the entire family and given as little gifts over the holidays.  A nice way to remember your youth, no?

Custom Pen and Ink Drawing of Old Family Home by Heather L. Young of theinklab

Even though we moved a lot during my childhood, I still feel a connection to each of the places we occupied.  Our time there may have been short-lived, but we worked hard to make each house a home.

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A few weeks ago, my brother took a trip to Richmond, VA, and snapped this pic of our old place.  Oh the memories it uprooted!  I’ve often pondered sketching all of our old homes (I’ve had several clients do this, and it makes for quite the collection), but finding all those old photos from the pre-digital camera days, would be quite the challenge.