Custom Portraits and Mixed-Media Illustrations

Dubai, United Arab Emirates · 277 Sales


Custom Portraits and Mixed-Media Illustrations

Dubai, United Arab Emirates 277 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement   ❤ Mixed-Media Travel Custom Portraits ❤ Original Illustrations and Calligraphy Art. ❤ Turnaround Time: <<May 1st>>
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❤ Mixed-Media Travel Custom Portraits ❤ Original Illustrations and Calligraphy Art. ❤ Turnaround Time: <<May 1st>>
❤ To see my work progress on Youtube:
❤ Find me on Facebook:
Please contact me if you have any question ❤ Have a colorful day :)


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5 out of 5 stars
Yijun Chan

Yijun Chan on Aug 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

i bought a custom portrait for my friends as their wedding present and they loved it. good communication with seller too. thanks Asma.

Jackie Gallegos

Jackie Gallegos on Jul 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I contacted Asma a few months ago when I came across her stunning work on Etsy. I was in search of the perfect gift for my friend of 17 years who was tying the knot and wanted something unique. I messaged her with my own idea of having the couple float through the universe down a rainbow highway while their two dog played in the nebulas. She responded immediately and was very receptive! She really took the time to make sure she understood what I wanted and was so so sweet to work with. The result was incredible. I had the portrait framed and so many people complimented the piece. The picture really doesn't even do it justice. Thank you, Asma! Thank you for creating such beautiful and sentimental work. I look forward to working with you once again in the future.

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Just need to add the landmarks and the sketches will be ready!

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Woke up at 5 in the morning.. The kids are sleeping! The best time to work on my new commission.
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Illustrations That Tell Stories of Real People and Actual Trips

Whether it is a first date in Paris or a nice vacation in Hawaii with the kids, trips are the memories we tend to appreciate the most. I believe that custom portraits represent the art of preserving our happy moments and feelings to remember them forever. I try my best to translate each couple or family's love into a personalized illustration.

The process of making portraits starts with the photos the couple of family send me and the description of the places they have been to. I try my best to capture the different personalities of each illustrated person. I then make my research on the places they have been to and choose the best landmarks that represent their trips with other details. The couple or family in question are constantly involved in the process of designing their custom portraits as I send them pictures of sketches and the work in progress.

I usually begin with a rough sketch then inking with a waterproof ink pencil. My favorite part of the process is looking in magazines for the flower dress or the tie that works best for the portrait. Once I cut all the outfits pieces and make sure everything works on the actual illustration I paint the watercolors part. I glue the paper collage and add the final touches such as glitter, sequins, sand..etc. I also use some acrylics, nail polish, glass paint and genuine leather depending on each illustration. When the custom portrait is finished, I send a picture of the end result, then make all the small changes the buyer would like to have. I do the packaging et voilà!

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Shop members

  • Asma Enayeh

    Owner, Artist

    ِA French artist living in the UAE. My two passions in live are traveling and working with different materials so I make mixed-media custom travel portraits. I am happy to do what I love.

  • Nizar Elsalem


    My husband Nizar helps me with setting goals, meeting targets, shipment and tracking.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 12, 2016
Welcome to AsmaOriginal ! The right place for custom art made just for you!

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I currently accept payments via PayPal only. You do not need a PayPal account to make a payment. PayPal accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and Echeck.

The following link is a guide for using PayPal:

Sales not paid for within 7 days will be canceled, contact me if you have any problem regarding the payment.

I only start sketching for your portrait once I receive the payment.

Kindly note that any customs taxes and duties are the buyer's responsibility.

I ship internationally!

Custom portraits are shipped within 15 days in average after payment has been cleared. (kindly check the profile page for current turnaround time). Custom calligraphy paintings and original illustrations are usually shipped 4 days after payments are made. However, I can't ship on Fridays and Saturdays.

Please allow 20 days for the item to arrive to the USA and internationally, if regular shipping is chosen when check out. However, sometimes it can take up to 4 weeks for it to arrive depending on customs.

Please note that customs in Germany held the packages for a very long time and sometimes they send it back without dispatching. If you are ordering from Germany, I advise you call the postal service after 12 days of shipment to make sure you receive your package or choosing express shipping when check out.

Express shipping is highly recommended. It costs 30$ for any painting size and it takes up to 3 business days for a package to arrive destination.

I ship to Etsy addresses. If you want to send to another address please inform me.

All items are going to be shipped via Emirates Post in a protective envelope. The mail will be priority mail with a tracking number available.

Refunds and Exchanges
If you receive a damaged item then I will provide you with a refund after showing me a picture of the damaged item and then sending it back to me. I must be notified within 7 days of you receiving the item in order for you to receive the refund. Sorry, shipping charges are not refundable.

Additional policies and FAQs
Kindly note that what you get is a custom art and the outcome can vary depending on the subject, colors, the artistic moment and how the colors dry. I also can't reproduce two paintings identically, this is the beauty of handmade art when compared with digital art. I thank you for understanding.

The paper sizes I offer in my shop are:
❤ 22 cm x 14.5 cm = 8.3 in x 5.8 in ❤ 25 cm x 25 cm = 10 in x 10 in ❤ 29.7 cm x 21 cm = 11.7 in x 8.3 in (A4)
❤ 30.5 cm x 22.9 cm = 12 in x 9 in ❤ 42 cm x 29.7 cm = 16.5 in x 11.7 in (A3). ❤ 48 cm x 36 cm = 19 in x 14 in ❤ 50.8 cm x 40.6 cm = 20 in x 16 in ❤ 76 cm x 56 cm = 30 in x 22 in

Kindly check item prices to see what is the prices for each size.

I always send a picture of the final product via Etsy convos before shipping to get the buyer approval first. However, if I don't receive an answer after 24 hours starting the time I send the picture, I will proceed the shipment and no changes can be done.

Please note that the colors might be slightly different on your monitor than the color of the item you receive.

I prefer that all communications are done via Etsy conversations. I can communicate by email only if agreed at first.

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