NOCTURNAL COMMISSIONS

Each night around 3am, our new baby, Franklin, wakes up crying and in need of comfort. Once we get him back to bed, I snap a photo of my puffy, creased, new-dad-in-the-middle-of-the-night face. Then I hop online and choose an artist on Fiverr (a site where people sell services for $5 a pop), whom I hire to turn that night's sleepy selfie into a work of art. I hope these will make Franklin smile someday.
My pals (and employers!) at WIRED kindly ran an article about Nocturnal Commissions. Read it here!

My pals (and employers!) at WIRED kindly ran an article about Nocturnal Commissions. Read it here!

Artist: Michelle Romo (United States)
For the final portrait I asked my great pal (and awesome, amazing artist) Michelle Romo to illustrate a selfie I took of me and little Franklin together. The photo for this one was taken right before 5am. Yay for waking up at 5am and not 3am.
Thanks for sticking with me on this, everyone. It was fun to get your feedback on it. There are a few Nocturnal Commissions-related odds and ends that I’ll post here over the next couple weeks. And then I’ll keep this Tumblr going with a new project I have in mind. See ya soon.

Artist: Michelle Romo (United States)

For the final portrait I asked my great pal (and awesome, amazing artist) Michelle Romo to illustrate a selfie I took of me and little Franklin together. The photo for this one was taken right before 5am. Yay for waking up at 5am and not 3am.

Thanks for sticking with me on this, everyone. It was fun to get your feedback on it. There are a few Nocturnal Commissions-related odds and ends that I’ll post here over the next couple weeks. And then I’ll keep this Tumblr going with a new project I have in mind. See ya soon.

Fiverr artist: adriano_mg (United Kingdom)
Ballpoint pen! Tune in tomorrow for the exciting conclusion of this series.

Fiverr artist: adriano_mg (United Kingdom)

Ballpoint pen! Tune in tomorrow for the exciting conclusion of this series.

Fiverr artist: jaredbcano (Mexico)
It’s crazy quiet outside. Inside, not so much. But Franklin is sleeping through the night more often than not lately, so I gotta give him props.

Fiverr artist: jaredbcano (Mexico)

It’s crazy quiet outside. Inside, not so much. But Franklin is sleeping through the night more often than not lately, so I gotta give him props.

Fiverr artist: ioanatrsc (Romania)
I like how my right arm is extended to indicate that I am selfie-ing. The woman who did this one is going to send me the original drawing tomorrow morning. How long does stuff take to arrive in the mail from Bucharest?

Fiverr artist: ioanatrsc (Romania)

I like how my right arm is extended to indicate that I am selfie-ing. The woman who did this one is going to send me the original drawing tomorrow morning. How long does stuff take to arrive in the mail from Bucharest?

Fiverr artist: nekokoso (Guatemala)
That baby officially now sleeps better than I do.

Fiverr artist: nekokoso (Guatemala)

That baby officially now sleeps better than I do.

Fiverr artist: josephchiang (Singapore)
I was transfixed by Franklin looking up at me from his changing table with the biggest, widest grin. He was so happy just to see someone who would help him out.

Fiverr artist: josephchiang (Singapore)

I was transfixed by Franklin looking up at me from his changing table with the biggest, widest grin. He was so happy just to see someone who would help him out.

Fiverr artist: antonpramuji (Indonesia)
My custom sleepy iOS app icon. Franklin slept through the night again, which is great, but it means that I was up at 3am again for no good reason except that I’m used to it.

Fiverr artist: antonpramuji (Indonesia)

My custom sleepy iOS app icon. Franklin slept through the night again, which is great, but it means that I was up at 3am again for no good reason except that I’m used to it.

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