Treebok Pets creates Custom Charcoal Portraits from your photos! Artist Reebok Brown shows us her creative side in this month's piece of "What's In Your Bag?"
I am here with artist Reebok Brown who is the owner of Treebok Pets, a personalized design company that creates customized charcoal portraits! I am highlighting this talented designer in this month's piece: "What's In Your Bag?"
Me: So, Reebok. Right away...I notice this is not a bag!
Reebok: My bag is actually a box because this is the container I use to transport my art supplies when I take my work on-the-go! I attend a lot of local festivals around the Northeast Atlanta area, setting up my easel and letting people watch me work. It’s a lot of fun to hear people’s comments as they pass by!
Me: Very fun! Well, let's get started. Tell me about this cute looking dog potrait!
Reebok: The dog portrait is a small print of the one that started it all! In October of 2017, Hurricane Irma was flying up the East Coast. We didn’t have anywhere near the damage that our coastline sister cities experienced, but it was enough to knock our power out for a few days. On Day 2 of no power, we were sitting in the living room, kind-of bored. My dog Finn was just mesmerized by the swaying of the trees outside the window. I thought to myself, “he would make the cutest little charcoal drawing”. So I grabbed some charcoal pencils and a pad and went to work. I put my little picture of Finn up on Etsy as an example photo that winter, and my clientele has been growing ever since!
Me: I love that story! And tell me about the utensils you use.
Reebok: The pencils you see there are the charcoal and pastel pencils I use for my drawings. Really, it’s just compressed chalk. I love working in this medium because it’s so workable- you can really work about as much detail into a portrait as you want!
Me: Very neat! And what is this UPS package for?
Reebok: I generally turn my orders around in 1-2 weeks, so that means almost all of them go through the mail! The USPS package you see there is the smallest one I send, holding a 4x6 inch portrait. I currently do work up to 18x24 inches in size!
Me: Wow!! I love the personal delivery! And what is this blue sticker?
Reebok: The light blue sticker there represents my Etsy shop, “Treebok” which has processed all of my online orders up until this point. I’m super excited to share that I’ve just opened a personal website, where I will also be accepting orders! This has been a long time in the making and I’m most excited that potential clients will be able to browse through my work, organized by dog breed! (Of course, there are other animals too, but dogs comprise the majority of my work by far!)
If you want Treebok Pets to create a custom charcoal design for you, contact Reebok Brown here: