Illustrate My Family

'An Illustrated Moment in Time'


I love using my art to create fun, personal treasures for a whole family. 'Illustrate My Family' portraits capture a moment in time in a families life that will last the test of time. These custom illustrated portraits are created by me, Ballarat artist Erin Robinson.


The Details...



A3 (297 x 420mm)



$85 for 2 people

$20 for extra person (optional)

$10 for pet (optional)

$60 for high res digital file for personal use (optional)

$10 postage (extra cover and signature on delivery included)



All artworks are completed using Winsor and Newton watercolours paints and Copic ink.



Painted on A3 300gsm Canson L'Aquarelle Heritage Cold pressed watercolour paper. (100% cotton rag, acid-free)

Paper is taped down to prevent any buckling during the painting process and will have a 1cm (approx) border.



All originals will be sent with a signed & dated certificate of authenticity.


Packaging and postage:

Finished artworks will be packaging in a plastic slip with a firm backing board to keep it safe. To prevent damage in transit, artworks will be posted in a rigid mailer and sent using Australia Post (parcel post) with added extra cover. Signature will be required on delivery. You will be notified of dispatch.




  • To order, select the 'Illustrate My Family' tab under the 'shop heading on This will take you to the 'Illustrate My Family' shop page. Select the 'ILLUSTRATE MY FAMILY' product and add to cart. This portrait is for 2 people. To add more people, select the 'EXTRA PEOPLE' product and select how many extra people you would like to add. Add these to the cart. If you would like to add a family pet, select the 'PET' product and select how many pets you would like to add to your portrait. Add these to the cart. If you would also like a 'DIGITAL FILE' (to be used for personal use) please also select this and add it to the cart.


So, for a family of 5 with a dog and a cat, you would...





And perhaps you wanted to use this image on your family Christmas Cards...



You can then pay for your full illustrated portrait with card, PayPal or afterpay. Please make sure you double check your email and postal details on checkout as these are the details I will use to contact you and post out your final artwork.


  • After you have placed your order I will contact you, via your supplied email address, with details on submitting your descriptions and photographs for your illustrated portrait.


  • Your sketch will be supplied within the first few weeks on the month you have ordered your illustrated portrait for. Check over the sketch closely and let me know if you would like any small changes before the painting is inked and painted. No changes can be made after ink and paint are applied so now's the time!


  • If you're happy with your initial sketch we can move onto inking and painting or, if you requested any amendments, those will be made and you will be emailed your finalised new sketch.


  • Next, your portrait is inked and painted! This is the most fun part of the process. It's so much fun to see the portraits come to life.


  • All paintings are completed and posted by the end of your selected month. You will receive a finished photo of your artwork via email before dispatch and notified when your painting is posted.


  • You should receive your portrait within two weeks of postage!



    Terms and conditions:
    -Full payment and pics/descriptions are required before I can start your order.
    -No amendments can be made to the artwork after approval has been given on the sketch. Small adjustments can be made on the sketch if needed.
    -’Illustrate My Family’ commissions are non-refundable due to their bespoke nature.
    -Original Artwork is always sent with insurance. If, in the unlikely event, your artwork arrives damaged please contact me immediately so we can arrange a replacement artwork.
    -Copyright and display: I own the right to display commissioned works on my social media platforms and websites. Please let me know should you not wish for your artwork to be displayed online. I certainly don’t want to ruin any surprise gifts!

    All work © Erin Robinson. Sale does not transfer copyright or reproduction rights.
    Copying, reproducing or distributing the artist’s work in any manner without the express written permission of the artist is strictly prohibited. Purchase of work (either print or original) does not transfer copyright.
    distribution or reproduction rights to the buyer.



After you receive your artwork:

Please keep artwork packaged until ready for framing. Avoid handling unpackaged artwork as oils from hands can be absorbed by the paper.
 I recommend all original artworks be professionally framed. Use a frame with glass. The glass will protect the artwork from dirty fingers, dust, insect droppings, fly specks and accidental damage.
Please keep original artwork out of direct sunlight and ensure it is protected from water and damp

Thank you,



Family of 5 (2 Adults/3 Kids) + cat and dog.

Dad - Approx 180cm, Dark Brown hair and beard. Dressed in clothes (jeans & t-shirt) from the family pic. Big smile. Arm around mum.

Mum - Approx 175cm, light brown hair worn up. dressed in clothes (spotted dress and bare feet) from the beach pic. Big smile. Holding hands with the daughter.

Twin Boys - Age 9, Approx 130cm, Both have medium brown hair, quite scruffy. Dressed in clothes from the family pic. Always next to each other but not holding hands. 

Daughter - Age 5, Approx 90cm, Blonde hair worn in pigtails. Holding mums hand. Dressed in clothes from the beach pic. Big, cheeky smile. Holding rabbit toy in beach pic.

Dog - Maltese Foxy cross, mid-calf height on an adult. Very fluffy with a blue colour. 

Cat - Brown Burmese. Loves the dog and daughter. No collar.

Attach Photos example (no more than 4) - Family photo, Beach Photo, Photo of cat, Photo of dog.