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stuff mondays - the paper beast personal portrait

stuff mondays - the paper beast personal portrait

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Carla McCrae's work still manages to make us all goopy with happiness – not least her one-off portraits of couples, pets and a gaggle of her closest friends.

A little while back we introduced you to a sketch-happy local lady named Carla McCrae – aka the Paper Beast – and oohed and aahed over her skills with paper and a pen. From daily doodles to illustrated zines and cute-as-a-button prints, Carla's work still manages to make us all goopy with happiness – not least her one-off portraits of couples, pets and a gaggle of her closest friends.

The clever lass creates her drawings based on photos supplied from customers, then adds a few extra-special touches that sum up just what each person is all about. (Pizza? Coffee? Even a Pokemon ball is A-OK.) We're psyched to have a personal portrait to give away to one lucky frankie reader – to enter, just email us with your name, address and let us know what you had in mind. Good luck!