RhoRho Illustrations was set up and is run by Thomas and Bridget Rhodes from their home in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. They specialise in creating bespoke, original pictures which reflect the character of the subjects. While illustrations of houses and cars top the list of requests they receive, they are always curious and happy to chat about more unusual commissions.
After creating gifts of home illustrations for friends and family over the years, the couple began to receive commissions as more and more people saw and enjoyed what they had created. On the basis that your work should be something you love to do, Thomas and Bridget decided to start RhoRho illustrations.
Thomas is a technical illustrator who has always loved drawing. He creates the pen and ink line drawings.
Bridget is a graphic designer, she runs the shop, maintains the website and adds magic and colour to the pictures on her computer.
As well as commissioned drawings, RhoRho also create other illustrated products, including cards and decorations.
Our custom illustrations are hand drawn with pen and ink. Each illustration is carefully crafted and personalised to create a simplified and stylized image based on the photograph that you provide.
Next, the images are scanned at super-high resolution to retain the original clarity and quality before each hand drawing is digitally coloured with a simplified palette based on the colours in the photograph.
The final artwork is printed with pigment-based inks onto high quality Somerset 225gsm archival paper and carefully fitted into a white card mount.
We then package the work in a protective cellophane wrapper and stiff card-backed envelope for posting. It usually takes a week from placing your order and providing a photograph, to us dispatching your item. If we finish sooner, we’ll send it out sooner. If you have a specific or very tight deadline, please let us know and we’ll do everything we can to make sure it gets to you in good time.
If requested, we can also frame your image. Please note that his option has a longer production time of two weeks.
variations from standard products
Our aim is to give you the personalised illustration that you want so if you don’t see the options you would like in the shop then please contact us and we will work with you to provide a custom quote and order. For example you may prefer to have a different background colour, opt to include some text, or request a digital proof before your illustration is printed.
If you have an idea for an illustration entirely different to those in the shop we would love to hear from you, so please get in touch and we’ll do our best to provide it.