Hand-drawn Personalised Illustrations, Portraits and Artwork

Hello! Welcome to our Ro and Ru Illustrations website!

A bit about us

My name is Laura, chief honcho here at Ro and Ru. I’ve resurrected my love of drawing after a long (and I’m talking ‘Sleeping Beauty’ style LONG) creative nap and I’m very excited that my little hobby is growing into something a lot more exciting. After posting a few drawings on Facebook and Instagram I’ve had some lovely, positive responses and a steady stream of people asking for me to create personalised artwork for them. This still kind of blows my mind in a very cool way!

I did my BA Hons in Design and Craft at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen after leaving school in 1999. Whilst I always wanted to have a career involving art, it was more important to get a job and some money, fast! Time flew by, as it does, and the next thing I know I’m a married mum of two, regularly drawing princesses and pretending I’m a Disney animator (again!)

It was time to dust off the old pencil case.

So, here’s what we do…

I work mainly by using your photographs of friends or loved ones as a reference point to create your own unique hand drawn artwork. I primarily do family and group portraits and my aim to make a cheerful picture that reminds you, or your loved one of a special time. These will be as individual as the people included in the picture.

I don’t use any digital processes (any techy braincells I may have had are long gone. I blame the kids…) just traditional sketching methods using ink, pencil and watercolour paints. The artwork is available framed or unframed and make beautiful bespoke gifts at a reasonable price. You receive the finished artwork, no copies or replicas, unless you request these of course!

I’ve undertaken commissions for several different occasions including... Wedding / Anniversary / Birthday / New Baby / Christening / New Home / New Job / Goodbye / Good Luck / Hen & Stag Party

So, if you’re interesting in commissioning a personalised picture I would love to hear from you!

Please click on the links below to find out more information on how to order. You can then complete your order form and I’ll get straight back to you

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Ro and Ru