Anja Venter’s “cartoonish” family portraits

While finishing my PhD last year, I decided to fund the last few months of writing hell by doing commissions. It’s turned into a full-time gig! I create unusual cartoonish family portraits. Usually couples, families or friends send me a brief, a ton of photos of them and their pets and I attempt to immortalize them as best I can with brushpen, indian ink, and mixed media (copics, gouache, acrylics, sharpies, koi markers).~Anja Venter