Custom Watercolor Portraits + illustrations

Austin, Texas

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Dudles is taking a short break


Note from shop owner On maternity leave until 2021! Expecting our first little one! Look forward to creating new and special pieces for you once I return! Thank you for your continued support!

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Last updated on Jan 9, 2021

On maternity leave until 2021! Expecting our first little one! Look forward to creating new and special pieces for you once I return! Thank you for your continued support!

Heather Duplantis

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About Dudles

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Dudles Lettering started in February 2017. I have always known I wanted to work somehow in an art related field but I didn't know what yet. I went to school and had jobs for Cosmetology, cake decorating, painting, ceramics, and many more, but none made me passionate. Somehow, I stumbled across the lost of art of calligraphy and handlettering and was hooked! After years of just hobby lettering and watercoloring, I decided to take the plunge and start Dudles, officially.

I absolutely love creating meaningful and personal watercolor portraits. I love being able to recreate someone's special day or a favorite picture to commemorate a love one. I feel so special to be able to share that moment with you.

Creating custom invitations and stationary for events and milestones, whether that be weddings, baby showers, housewarming parties, or birthdays is my way of being able to have my own creative freedom. I can design and put my own spin on stationary and cards.

I also get inspiration from my surroundings in nature, other artists, textures, and colors near me where I design and create my own personal hand letterings usually aimed as home decorations.

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  • Heather Duplantis


    Modern calligrapher that does custom, handmade art for weddings, birthdays, and home decor.

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Last updated on Jan 16, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Can I order a custom portrait?

Absolutely! Custom watercolor portraits are available in different sizes and have different add ons such as modern calligraphy, backgrounds, and adding extra people or pets. Prices differ based on the photo.

How do I order a custom portrait?

Select the photo you would like recreated as a watercolor portrait. It's important that the photo have natural lighting and no filters to distort hair and skin colors. It is recommended that a full body picture is sent. Once a photo is selected, message me on Etsy or email me at dudles2016@gmail.com explaining you would like a portrait and add the photo. If you have a specific size, please include that; otherwise I can send you quotes for multiple sizes. Once you select a size and add-ons, I can create a listing for you for shipping and payment.

I found a lettering piece that I love but I want it in a different color. Is that possible?

It depends on what watercolor or lettering piece it is, but most of the time all pieces can be color customized. Feel free to send me a message referring to which art piece you want changed, what colors., and I will see if it's possible.

Can any design be put on another product?

It depends on what art design it is. Some designs can be put on other products besides paper such as on tote bags, shirts, mugs, glasses, etc. There would be a price change depending on the new product. Feel free to message me with the design you like and what type of product you want it on.

Why don't you paint faces on humans in the watercolor portraits?

I love the uniqueness and simplicity of the faceless portraits. I believe even without a painted face, you will still know who is in the portrait because of posture, body language, and details. I know not everyone will understand faceless portraits and that's ok. Art is subjective and this is how I express my art.

Sizing details

All portraits, lettering pieces, watercolor illustrations, and canvases can be customized to any size depending on availability.

Can you create a custom piece for me?

Absolutely! If you have a specific theme, design, or inspiration, please message me. I can create a few sketch ups for you and send you price quotes on them. Message me with all information, colors, and what type of product you would like it on.