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Jan 29, 2014

by Todd Borka

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Hello! My name is Todd Borka, and I live in Lyon, France. I draw portraits from my sunny apartment, spread out on the floor or at my big wooden desk.

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Once upon a time, I only drew for companies – publishing houses, ad agencies or magazines. The inspiration there came from fake people with perfect faces and perfect bodies. Perfection is boring! Gradually, I realized that I would prefer to work with real people and sell my drawings for less money.

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The first products I offered in my shop were portraits on paper. I make them by drawing on a digital tablet and printing out the finished piece on nice, thick paper. After that, I wanted to think of a way for people to always keep a portrait on them, so I made my small pendants. The pendants are made from raw wood, and I draw the portraits on them by hand. My latest products are the candles, which are very symbolic to me.

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Selling on Etsy made me reconsider my work. When you work for an agency, they’ll order a drawing and say, “Thank you. Give us your bank account and we’ll pay you in a month. Goodbye.” And voila! It’s over. Now I finally get to draw real people and have a meaningful exchange, which feels good.

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My goal is to make approachable art. I draw for couples that may not have a $500 budget, but still want a drawing. I would like to draw all of the people of the world and make a huge mosaic of faces. I am fascinated by faces.

All photographs by Todd Borka.

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Custom PET Portrait, digital drawing, colored background, unique gift for birthday, pet lovers, children, family… !
Custom PET Portrait, digital drawing, colored background, unique gift for birthday, pet lovers, children, family… !
ToddBorka
$48.00 USD
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT - Digital Drawing on Photo, Baby Announcement - Baby Girl Annoucement - Baby Announcement - Boy Girl Newborn - Printable
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT - Digital Drawing on Photo, Baby Announcement - Baby Girl Annoucement - Baby Announcement - Boy Girl Newborn - Printable
ToddBorka
$35.00 USD
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT - Digital Drawing on Photo, Baby Announcement - Baby Girl Annoucement - Baby Announcement - Boy Girl Newborn - Printable
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT - Digital Drawing on Photo, Baby Announcement - Baby Girl Annoucement - Baby Announcement - Boy Girl Newborn - Printable
ToddBorka
$35.00 USD
Custom House Portrait Illustration, digital drawing, unique gift ! Housewarming, family drawing, home custom portrait
Custom House Portrait Illustration, digital drawing, unique gift ! Housewarming, family drawing, home custom portrait
ToddBorka
$70.00 USD
Custom Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding… !
Custom Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding… !
ToddBorka
$75.00 USD
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT - Digital Drawing on Photo, Baby Announcement - Baby Girl Annoucement - Baby Announcement - Boy Girl Newborn - Printable
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT - Digital Drawing on Photo, Baby Announcement - Baby Girl Annoucement - Baby Announcement - Boy Girl Newborn - Printable
ToddBorka
$35.00 USD
Digital Drawing on Photo! Wedding gift - Couple portrait (2 persons) - Baby Announcement - Printable, Perfect and Unique gift for lovers
Digital Drawing on Photo! Wedding gift - Couple portrait (2 persons) - Baby Announcement - Printable, Perfect and Unique gift for lovers
ToddBorka
$48.00 USD
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT - Digital Drawing on Photo, Baby Announcement - Baby Girl Annoucement - Baby Announcement - Boy Girl Newborn - Printable
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT - Digital Drawing on Photo, Baby Announcement - Baby Girl Annoucement - Baby Announcement - Boy Girl Newborn - Printable
ToddBorka
$35.00 USD
Custom Portrait, 4 people + landscape, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding… ! Black & White + Pink Cheeks
Custom Portrait, 4 people + landscape, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding… ! Black & White + Pink Cheeks
ToddBorka
$130.00 USD
Custom PET Portrait, 3 pets, digital black and white drawing, unique gift for birthday, pet lovers, children, family… ! Cat, dog, rabbit…
Custom PET Portrait, 3 pets, digital black and white drawing, unique gift for birthday, pet lovers, children, family… ! Cat, dog, rabbit…
ToddBorka
$92.00 USD
Custom Portrait, 1 person, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding… !
Custom Portrait, 1 person, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding… !
ToddBorka
$44.00 USD
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, colored background, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father !
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, colored background, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father !
ToddBorka
$79.00 USD
Custom Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding… ! Black & White
Custom Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding… ! Black & White
ToddBorka
$70.00 USD
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father, sister, brother… !
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father, sister, brother… !
ToddBorka
$75.00 USD
Custom Portrait, 3 people, digital drawing, unique custom gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father, sister, brother… !
Custom Portrait, 3 people, digital drawing, unique custom gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father, sister, brother… !
ToddBorka
$99.00 USD
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding… ! Custom family portrait, lovers gift, mother gift
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding… ! Custom family portrait, lovers gift, mother gift
ToddBorka
$75.00 USD
Digital Drawing on Photo! Wedding gift - Couple portrait (2 persons) - Baby Announcement - Printable, Perfect and Unique gift for lovers
Digital Drawing on Photo! Wedding gift - Couple portrait (2 persons) - Baby Announcement - Printable, Perfect and Unique gift for lovers
ToddBorka
$48.00 USD
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father !… !
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father !… !
ToddBorka
$75.00 USD
Custom Portrait, 1 person, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday! Mother gift, family portrait, family drawing, children custom portrait
Custom Portrait, 1 person, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday! Mother gift, family portrait, family drawing, children custom portrait
ToddBorka
$44.00 USD
Custom portrait of your 2 pets, digital drawing, colored background, unique gift for birthday,… !
Custom portrait of your 2 pets, digital drawing, colored background, unique gift for birthday,… !
ToddBorka
$79.00 USD
Custom Pet Portrait, 1 pet,  Digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, mother day, couple portrait, best friends- Wall art
Custom Pet Portrait, 1 pet, Digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, mother day, couple portrait, best friends- Wall art
ToddBorka
$48.00 USD
Custom PET Portrait, digital black and white drawing, unique gift for birthday, pet lovers, children, family… ! Cat, dog, rabbit…
Custom PET Portrait, digital black and white drawing, unique gift for birthday, pet lovers, children, family… ! Cat, dog, rabbit…
ToddBorka
$44.00 USD
Custom Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother day, couple portrait, best friends…
Custom Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother day, couple portrait, best friends…
ToddBorka
$79.00 USD
Custom PET Portrait, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, pet lovers, children, family… ! Cat, dog, rabbit…
Custom PET Portrait, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, pet lovers, children, family… ! Cat, dog, rabbit…
ToddBorka
$44.00 USD
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father, sister, brother… !
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father, sister, brother… !
ToddBorka
$75.00 USD
Custom PET Portrait, digital black and white drawing, unique gift for birthday, pet lovers, children, family… ! Cat, dog, rabbit…
Custom PET Portrait, digital black and white drawing, unique gift for birthday, pet lovers, children, family… ! Cat, dog, rabbit…
ToddBorka
$44.00 USD
Custom House Portrait Illustration, digital drawing, unique gift ! Housewarming, family drawing, home custom portrait
Custom House Portrait Illustration, digital drawing, unique gift ! Housewarming, family drawing, home custom portrait
ToddBorka
$70.00 USD
Custom Portrait, 1 person, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding… !
Custom Portrait, 1 person, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding… !
ToddBorka
$44.00 USD
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, colored background, drawn digitally, unique gift for birthday, wedding… !
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, colored background, drawn digitally, unique gift for birthday, wedding… !
ToddBorka
$79.00 USD
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, colored background, drawn digitally, unique gift for birthday, wedding… !
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, colored background, drawn digitally, unique gift for birthday, wedding… !
ToddBorka
$79.00 USD
Custom Portrait, 1 person, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding… !
Custom Portrait, 1 person, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding… !
ToddBorka
$44.00 USD
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father, sister, brother… !
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father, sister, brother… !
ToddBorka
$75.00 USD
Custom Portrait, 1 person, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding… !
Custom Portrait, 1 person, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding… !
ToddBorka
$44.00 USD
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT - Digital Drawing on Photo, Baby Announcement - Baby Girl Annoucement - Baby Announcement - Boy Girl Newborn - Printable
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT - Digital Drawing on Photo, Baby Announcement - Baby Girl Annoucement - Baby Announcement - Boy Girl Newborn - Printable
ToddBorka
$35.00 USD
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father, sister, brother… !
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father, sister, brother… !
ToddBorka
$75.00 USD
Digital Drawing on Photo! Wedding gift - Couple portrait (2 persons) - Baby Announcement - Printable, Perfect and Unique gift for lovers
Digital Drawing on Photo! Wedding gift - Couple portrait (2 persons) - Baby Announcement - Printable, Perfect and Unique gift for lovers
ToddBorka
$48.00 USD
Custom Portrait, 1 person, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding… !
Custom Portrait, 1 person, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding… !
ToddBorka
$44.00 USD
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father, sister, brother… !
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father, sister, brother… !
ToddBorka
$75.00 USD
Custom Family Portrait, 4 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father !
Custom Family Portrait, 4 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father !
ToddBorka
$119.00 USD
Custom Portrait, 4 people + landscape, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding… ! Black & White + Pink Cheeks
Custom Portrait, 4 people + landscape, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding… ! Black & White + Pink Cheeks
ToddBorka
$130.00 USD
Custom House Portrait Illustration, digital drawing, unique gift ! Housewarming, family drawing, home custom portrait
Custom House Portrait Illustration, digital drawing, unique gift ! Housewarming, family drawing, home custom portrait
ToddBorka
$70.00 USD
Custom PET Portrait, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, pet lovers, children, family… ! Cat, dog, rabbit…
Custom PET Portrait, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, pet lovers, children, family… ! Cat, dog, rabbit…
ToddBorka
$44.00 USD
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father !… !
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father !… !
ToddBorka
$75.00 USD
Custom Portrait, 2 people + landscape, digital drawing, unique gift for family, couple, birthday, wedding… ! Black & White
Custom Portrait, 2 people + landscape, digital drawing, unique gift for family, couple, birthday, wedding… ! Black & White
ToddBorka
$88.00 USD
Custom House Portrait Illustration, digital drawing, unique gift ! Housewarming, family drawing, home custom portrait
Custom House Portrait Illustration, digital drawing, unique gift ! Housewarming, family drawing, home custom portrait
ToddBorka
$70.00 USD
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT - Digital Drawing on Photo, Baby Announcement - Baby Girl Annoucement - Baby Announcement - Boy Girl Newborn - Printable
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT - Digital Drawing on Photo, Baby Announcement - Baby Girl Annoucement - Baby Announcement - Boy Girl Newborn - Printable
ToddBorka
$35.00 USD
Custom House Portrait Illustration, digital drawing, unique gift ! Housewarming, family drawing, home custom portrait
Custom House Portrait Illustration, digital drawing, unique gift ! Housewarming, family drawing, home custom portrait
ToddBorka
$70.00 USD
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT - Digital Drawing on Photo, Baby Announcement - Baby Girl Annoucement - Baby Announcement - Boy Girl Newborn - Printable
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT - Digital Drawing on Photo, Baby Announcement - Baby Girl Annoucement - Baby Announcement - Boy Girl Newborn - Printable
ToddBorka
$35.00 USD
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father, sister, brother… !
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father, sister, brother… !
ToddBorka
$79.00 USD
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, colored background, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father !
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, colored background, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father !
ToddBorka
$79.00 USD
Custom PET Portrait, digital drawing, colored background, unique gift for birthday, pet lovers, children, family… ! Cat, dog, rabbit…
Custom PET Portrait, digital drawing, colored background, unique gift for birthday, pet lovers, children, family… ! Cat, dog, rabbit…
ToddBorka
$48.00 USD
Custom PET Portrait, 2 pets, digital black and white drawing, unique gift for birthday, pet lovers, children, family… ! Cat, dog, rabbit…
Custom PET Portrait, 2 pets, digital black and white drawing, unique gift for birthday, pet lovers, children, family… ! Cat, dog, rabbit…
ToddBorka
$75.00 USD
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father, sister, brother… !
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father, sister, brother… !
ToddBorka
$75.00 USD
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, colored background, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father !
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, colored background, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father !
ToddBorka
$79.00 USD
Custom PET Portrait, 2 pets, digital black and white drawing, unique gift for birthday, pet lovers, children, family… ! Cat, dog, rabbit…
Custom PET Portrait, 2 pets, digital black and white drawing, unique gift for birthday, pet lovers, children, family… ! Cat, dog, rabbit…
ToddBorka
$75.00 USD
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding… !
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding… !
ToddBorka
$75.00 USD
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father, sister, brother… !
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father, sister, brother… !
ToddBorka
$79.00 USD
Custom Portrait, 3 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding… ! Mother gift, Kid, children gift, Black & White illustration
Custom Portrait, 3 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding… ! Mother gift, Kid, children gift, Black & White illustration
ToddBorka
$92.00 USD
Custom Family Portrait, 4 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father !
Custom Family Portrait, 4 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding, family, children, mother, father !
ToddBorka
$119.00 USD
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding… !
Custom Couple Portrait, 2 people, digital drawing, unique gift for birthday, wedding… !
ToddBorka
$75.00 USD

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