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Giveaway & Review: Phokki Graphic Art Portrait [CLOSED]

When I was presented with the chance to review the Phokki experience, I jumped at the chance! What is Phokki? It is a website where you can submit your everyday boring old photos to be transformed into works of art. No, I'm not referring to the standard pop art posters or photos on canvas. That's all been done before! Phokki will create a custom work of art for you based on your photo. You can choose from an illustration, a caricature, vector pop art, manga art, and more. You can even have your photos retouched or restored through Phokki.

I chose to transform a portrait of my 3 children into a caricature based on a movie. Take a look at the results . . .

My husband, our oldest son, and I were extremely pleased with the results. My husband is a die-hard Star Wars fanatic. Can you guess who chose the theme?

What impressed me about

1) The artist or artists are obviously very talented.
2) I like that you can just pay for the art to be done and get a digital copy, rather than being required to order prints or other products from Phokki.
3) The website shows many amazing examples of their work. It was extremely helpful to see what past customers have ordered.
4) I think the prices are very reasonable for digital images, perfect for bloggers who are looking for original graphics for their blog designs.

One thing I think Phokki needs to work on is its communication. When I placed my order, I did not receive an order confirmation of any kind. In fact, I did not receive anything until the artwork showed up in my inbox several days later.

My overall experience with is a positive one. Having chosen a caricature, the possibilities were endless. It took me a long time to figure out what I wanted for my custom artwork. If you are thinking about ordering through Phokki, I recommend that you allow them more than 3 days to get your digital image to you. Mine took more than the 3 days since I had requested something that was more difficult to produce. It was definitely worth the wait. My husband and I are going to have ours printed out and will hang it up in the kid's play area in a poster frame.

Thank you to and the Family Review Network for this opportunity.

What you can win:
The prize for this contest is one custom digital artwork based on a photo provided by the winner plus a 15"x15" poster of that artwork.

This giveaway is open to entries within the U.S. only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
Visit, click "Choose Your Style" and take a look at the examples within each category. Leave a comment with the SPECIFIC NAME of your favorite work of art. You must do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) Leave a separate comment telling me who you would have featured in your work of art if you won this contest.

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3) Blog about this giveaway linking back to this post AND to Phokki. Then come back here and leave a separate comment with the link to your blog post.

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(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:
This contest will be closed on Monday, March 9th, 2009 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!