Sweet Wild Designs: Simba and Zazu

Coming home from a lovely holiday can be a bit of a downer, but not when you have blogger mail waiting for you! Exciting! Before I went away, I answered a tweet from Helen at Sweet Wild Designs who was looking for bloggers with pets. Simba and Zazu were lucky enough to be selected (their modelling career is really kicking off now) and yesterday I received this gorgeous artwork.

Wow! I absolutely love this, everything about this drawing is spot on. Helen uses watercolour pencils and paints, digitally edits the design and prints on high quality 300gsm paper. The cool thing is, Helen created this picture from two separate photographs of the cats – it is so impressive!Β I even got to choose the background colour for that added personalized touch.

Helen is from Somerset, UK and created Sweet Wild Designs toΒ fuel her passion for painting, drawing, crafts, sewing, graphic design and everything in-between. She does a whole range of amazing custom artwork from pet portraits, cards, cute personalized wedding art, inspirational quotes, new baby embroidered artwork and much much more!

Thank you so much Helen for my fantastic artwork of Simba and Zazu. Here is Simba inspecting the drawing (he approves but was more interested in flicking the stars around ha ha). Make sure you give Helen a follow on Twitter, Facebook and InstagramΒ for behind the scenes photos, first glimpses of new collections, giveaways and extras!

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  1. April 16, 2018 / 1:51 pm

    Wow this is an amazing piece of art and I really love the step by step video showing how your picture was created. Helen is amazingly talented πŸ˜ƒ
    Great post!

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

    • April 17, 2018 / 6:27 am

      Aw thanks so much Melanie πŸ’–. I was really impressed when I saw the video, it’s such a fantastic piece of art 😍 xx

  2. April 16, 2018 / 4:02 pm

    These are absolutely beautiful pieces of artwork! I’m starting to wish I had a pet so I could also have portraits made for them. They certainly look regal!

    • April 17, 2018 / 6:28 am

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely comment Kanra! πŸ’– xx

  3. Lupe
    April 16, 2018 / 4:04 pm

    These pieces are beautiful! Wow, it’s great to see the talent of artists, I’m glad you got to have a piece of art that reminds you of your pets x

    • April 17, 2018 / 6:29 am

      Thank you so much Lupe! πŸ’– It’s such a lovely piece of art, it looks great framed on my wall 😘 xx

  4. April 16, 2018 / 4:08 pm

    OMG that looks amazing! I love it that you had your cats done in an art work.
    And plus it’s always great to support artists. Isn’t it?

    • April 17, 2018 / 6:31 am

      Thanks so much Rose! πŸ’– Definitely! Helen is so talented, I hope her business is really successful 😘 xx

  5. April 16, 2018 / 4:12 pm

    That’s amazing! The likeness is incredible! Such lovely blogger mail, who doesn’t want as many photos of their pets as possible? I think Hugo is a little jealous his name didn’t get put forward x


    • April 17, 2018 / 6:33 am

      Thank you so much Sophie! πŸ’– I was so impressed how lifelike it looked! He he, I think Hugo would make a good model, he’s is so adorable 😍 xx

  6. April 16, 2018 / 4:13 pm

    Your cats are so adorable! I am missing mines quite badly now! and those drawing are amazing! so so pretty! xx corinne

    • April 17, 2018 / 6:34 am

      Aw thanks so much Corinne πŸ’– so glad you liked the post, it’s such a fantastic drawing 😘 xx

  7. April 16, 2018 / 4:26 pm

    This artwork is incredible and your cat’s are just the cutest, they make the purfect models.

    Emma x

    • April 17, 2018 / 6:35 am

      Aw thanks so much Emma! πŸ’– He he, I think the cats like their new modelling career 😍 xx

  8. Lena Dee
    April 16, 2018 / 4:40 pm

    Lol I think Zazu and Simba need a catalogue tehe 🐈 cause they are fierce! Lol πŸ˜‚ like I think they genuinely enjoy having their pics taken or maybe that’s a universal cat thing. But this ian such a gorgeous painting and I think Helen truly is talented! I may slide your way soon Bex to paint for you too πŸ˜ƒ 🎨 great post and great going Helen, I wish I had a pet for you to paint too!

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

    • April 17, 2018 / 6:39 am

      Thanks so much Lena! πŸ’– He he, a Simba & Zazu catalogue would be amazing πŸ˜„. I definitely think they are loving their new modelling fame. Yess, wow, I would love to blog your paintings, that sounds awesome! πŸŽ¨πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŽ¨πŸ’– xx

  9. SeekingSammy
    April 16, 2018 / 4:42 pm

    That is so cute! Definitely a piece of art worth framing πŸ™‚

    • April 17, 2018 / 6:40 am

      Thank you Sammy! πŸ’– I love it, it’s framed on my wall and looks great 😍 xx

  10. April 16, 2018 / 5:31 pm

    Your cats are so pretty and Helen’s work is amazing!

    • April 17, 2018 / 6:45 am

      Aw thanks so much Ellie πŸ’–. Helen’s art is gorgeous 😍 xx

    • April 17, 2018 / 6:50 am

      Thanks so much Nic! πŸ’– Helen is really talented 😍 xx

  11. April 16, 2018 / 7:00 pm

    What a very talented artist, she’s captured your lovely cats perfectly and I can’t believe they were in two separate photos to start with. Somerset means she’s local to me so I shall definitely have to look her up, I’d love to have something to remember Jester by (he’s 14 now so…). Gorgeous, Bexa, thank you so much for sharing! Xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • April 17, 2018 / 6:59 am

      Thanks so much Lisa! πŸ’– I was so impressed when I saw the two photos rolled into one, it looks fantastic 😍. Aw yes, I’d definitely recommend getting one, Helen is so talented 😘 xx

  12. Sophie
    April 16, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    This is so beautiful!! 😍 (and totally agree with the feeling when you get home from a holiday!)

    • April 17, 2018 / 7:00 am

      Aw thanks so much Sophie πŸ’– it’s always a bit sad when a great holiday is over xx

  13. Megan
    April 16, 2018 / 8:18 pm

    This is so cute and the art is so good! You’re cats are so pretty and make purrfect models (haha). Helen’s work is so beautiful!

    • April 17, 2018 / 7:05 am

      Aw thanks so much Megan πŸ’–. He he, I think the cats love their new modelling career 😍 xx

  14. April 17, 2018 / 12:46 am

    WOW. This is such an amazing piece! You have such adorable kitties too!

    ☼ cabin twenty-four

    • April 17, 2018 / 6:10 am

      Aww thanks so much Eena! πŸ’– It’s such a beautiful piece of art 😍 xx

  15. April 17, 2018 / 2:54 am

    Helen’s art looks GORGEOUS! Love how she could incorporate both Simba and Zazu in a picture! I’m glad you love the artwork and Helen is really talented!


    • April 17, 2018 / 6:09 am

      Aw thanks so much Nancy! πŸ’– I was so impressed that it’s two pics rolled into one! It’s such a fantastic drawing 😘 xx

  16. Shaun
    April 17, 2018 / 6:55 am

    Aw, what a brilliant piece of artwork ☺️. It is amazing that Helen created this picture from two separate photos of the cats πŸ˜„. He he, I’m glad Simba approved of the artwork too 🐈. A lovely post Bexa πŸ˜„πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸ˜˜ xxxx

    • April 17, 2018 / 7:10 am

      Aw thank you so much Shaun πŸ’–. It’s such a beautiful piece of artwork, I love it 😍. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  17. April 17, 2018 / 8:23 am

    WHAT TALENT. These photos are amazing. I bet this is something you’ll cherish forever! Also love the names of your cats, well done πŸ˜‰ xxx

    • April 17, 2018 / 9:02 am

      Aw thanks Jenny! πŸ’– Gotta love the Lion King he he! Yeah, it’s such a beautiful picture, I’ll definitely cherish it forever 😍 xx

  18. April 17, 2018 / 8:30 am

    What a very talented artist, this piece is incredible! Also, love the names of your cat! Huge Lion King fan

    • April 17, 2018 / 9:03 am

      Aw thanks Fran! πŸ’– Yay, the Lion King is awesome! 😍 Glad you liked the post 😘 xx

  19. Sheena Sy Gonzales
    April 17, 2018 / 9:16 am

    That is a really cute illustration! Hope to see more of your drawings πŸ™‚


    • April 17, 2018 / 9:47 am

      Thanks Sheena! πŸ’– It’s a fab drawing, Helen is such a talented artist 😍 xx

  20. Graceful Glamour UK
    April 17, 2018 / 10:30 am

    Wow what an amazing picture. Such brilliant detailing, and your cats are gorgeous too! Xx

    • April 17, 2018 / 11:03 am

      Aw thanks so much lovely! πŸ’– It’s an incredible drawing 😍 xx

  21. April 17, 2018 / 1:55 pm

    How amazing I love it! So much talent. I’ve followed Helen on social media so I can keep up to speed with her. Your cats look super cute btw! xx

    • April 19, 2018 / 7:10 am

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment Rebecca! πŸ’– Helen is brilliant, that’s awesome you are following her 😘 xx

  22. Perrine - Ola Banana
    April 17, 2018 / 2:10 pm

    This is so cute! The drawing is amazingly done too! Wish I could draw like this haha


    • April 19, 2018 / 7:22 am

      Aw thanks so much Perrine! πŸ’– Same here, it’s such a fantastic drawing! 😍 xx

  23. April 19, 2018 / 6:43 am

    OMG this is absolutely gorgeous. I have mentioned this before you have a beautiful model at home. I loved the art work. How cute! πŸ™‚ Hope you had an amazing vacation. Bexa.

    Via | http://glossnglitters.com

    • April 19, 2018 / 3:08 pm

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely comment Via πŸ’–. I had a fantastic holiday thank you, it’s was nice and sunny 😍. Glad to come home and see the cats though πŸ˜„ xx

  24. April 24, 2018 / 12:26 pm

    This picture is so lovely, such detail! Such a gorgeous picture of both your cats! Such a lovely memory you can treasure! Thank you for sharing 😘xx

    • April 25, 2018 / 8:06 am

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely comment Lauren! πŸ’– I was so impressed with the art, it’s fantastic. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

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