Pretty Paige

Here's the stunningly gorgeous Paige as she readies herself to read Torah. What a knockout!

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Portrait Poster
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Sign in art
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Just got this

Great pic I just got so you can see the actual size of a sign in book next to a standard-sized 9 year old girl. All the interior pages (20) were blank for writing. I just did another one of these and the mom put in a few family photos for people to write around.

--with printed dust ruffle on front

--with the dust ruffle removed. (You can see it behind the book.) The actual hardcover of the book is also printed. Looks great. Quite a keepsake.


I drew myself, as well as the dog, my husband and the rest of the mishpacha for my own son's bar mitzvah on Dec. 5th. It was absolutely amazing. Kept me very busy and kept me from blogging for awhile. We had it on a boat with an "adventure" theme. Good thing too because the weather made it quite the adventure!

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New Product! -- Vinyl Banners!

Gorgeous and weather resistant fabulous vinyl banners! I just had several of these made for my son's bar mitzvah and loved them so much I have to offer them.
Price includes custom layout of your event artwork. You can find them on the order page.

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Another New product - Giclee Prints!

Want something more formal? Our Giclee prints are offered on Archival Papers and Inks with print dimensions up to 18" x 18". Check out our order page for more information.

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What was I thinking?

Since these are out in the mail now, I can show them. Although everyone loved these I spent way too much time creating a pop-up bar mitzvah invitation. However, the printed graphic on the front and interior was absolutely fantastic. I also had some 3' x 6' vinyl banners made which were so amazing I'm going to offer them on my order page.

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Sweet, Stunning Shayna

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Sign in Art 23" x 35"
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Here's what mom had to say: Hi liz, just went to your web site, and I can't begin to tell you how excited Shayna was to see her portrait on display.  You may have even heard her squeal with delight, as loud as could be, all the way there in Montclair.  Barbara

Man of Peace - Animation for Podcast

I had the great opportunity to work again with my wonderful client The Friends Council on Education. We are revisiting a previous image I had drawn of Mr. William Penn and are spicing it up for a podcast. All in all we are making Mr. Penn Wave, my client (not pictured here) kick up her leg, Mr. Penn's hat fly off and a dove with an olive branch fly in and land on his shoulder. I am also including a cityscape that will be zoomed in on in the intro. I am including some of the illustrations that will be used by their animator in Flash. What a fun job! What a great client!

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Here's what my client had to say: Oh, Liz!!!!!!!!  I just looked at all the files you've sent me and they are just fabulous.  I have to see how they animate, but I just love them!!!!!! Oh, I love them!!!!! ~G.

Gorgeous Jordan

Oh, I just love the dots that Jordan picked out for her background. Fun, young and upbeat and pink! What a great bat mitzvah this will be!

Basic Portrait Poster 23" x 35"
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Board Art- 23" x 35"
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Sign In Board Art 23" x 35"
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Here's what mom had to say: Liz, you are a wonderful artist! We're so excited! You so captured his face and smile. David really is going to be a handsome devil when he gets his braces off. Thanks, Lisa
~Looks really great! Really love the product!

Jason's Sign-In Book

Here's a handsome guy whose coming up on his Bar Mitzvah. The below graphic is being used in a 13" x 10" sign-in book. The interior pages will all be blank. Its a hardcover book with a matching graphic dust jacket. This would look amazing displayed with one of our portrait posters in the background. This particular image was created for a great party coordination service called Evention, Inc. They handle events from top to bottom. Oliner Graphics is now offering sign in books on our order page grouped with one of our spectacular portrait posters! Check it out!

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back cover
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full graphic
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Theme sample

The following three images are all part of the same series. Its a nice example of what you can do with a theme.

I had another question recently about how I create my work and if I used a photoshop filter. I do not use any filters. I hand draw each of these images. I draw them in adobe illustrator using a small wacom tablet and a graphic pen. I use the photos of my models as starting points and references only. That's why I always ask my clients for a grouping of photos. I want to make sure I capture the spirit of the individual I'm drawing.



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Friendly Podcast!

Here's some real fun! This graphic was created for a series of educational podcasts for the Friends Council on Education. I actually created two screens, a sign-on and a sign-off screen. My client wanted her image only on the exit image and requested a "bemused" expression on William Penn. She also wanted to be standing on top of city hall in Philadelphia with his stature! Wow, I think we've got it!

Here's what my client had to say: Liz, I just love these images!!!  They are fabulous. You got me PERFECT.  I can't believe it, actually! BEYOND loved it. ~Ginny

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sign-on screen (no client image)
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Gorgeous Jennie

Here's what mom had to say: Love it! You did a great job in capturing Jennie. Thanks, Ellen

Portrait Poster 23" x 35"
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Sign in Art 23" x 35"
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As my grandmother used to say, "He's so handsome he belongs in the motion pictures!"

Portrait Poster 23" x 35"
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Sign In Art 23" x 35"
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The whole shebang!

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I'm having some fun here. This graphic has a lot going on. A full body graphic, an Indiana Jones theme, a New York night sky and the event will be held on a boat. This is a few steps up from the standard portrait package but will blow up unbelievably into a gorgeous print. Unlike most full body illustrations, the same amount of attention as a standard portrait was put into the Bar Mitzvah's face so that it could also be used as a stand alone blow up on its own. The intended use of the graphic is a welcoming sign onto the boat, sign-in art, table tents, place cards as well as being incorporated into the custom invitations. (For the layman reading this please note that the word "proof" has been written across the graphic for protection purposes. This will, of course, be removed when printing.)

One thing to keep in mind is that my artwork is drawn with the intent of blowing up BIG! Massive detail work is put into the graphics which can't be seen on the teeny tiny scale of the computer. Here's a blow up of the bar mitzvah's eye. These illustrations are super detailed and intense to draw!
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Action Alex!

Here's a handsome guy who's much cooler than I ever was! He snowboards, plays guitar and runs track! We're creating three posters for his Bar Mitzvah referencing these varied interests.

"Action Poster" 2' x 3'
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Portrait Poster 2' x 3' -- standard
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Audrey-wardrobe change

I thought I'd show how changes can be made with the graphics. Mom wanted to make sure our Bat Mitzvah girl's outfit matched on her image. So off with the "corporate" look and on with the strapless black dress! Shazam!

2nd proof with changes--New look!

Initial Proof copy--outfit too "corporate"

Here's what mom had to say:
Dear Liz, Just a quick thank you for your awesome work on all Audrey's projects…from the poster to table cards, your images were a big hit. Hope to work with you again. Best Regards, Janet


What a knockout! Callie was just so much fun to draw. I love, love, loved her hair and had a great time drawing it. She's getting ready for a fabulous Bat Mitzvah.

Portrait Poster
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Sign In Art
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Birthday invite

Went through an interesting process with this invite as the initial product provided by my online printer was not up to my standards. I had to have the entire order redone and put it into my custom format. Its really fabulous, crisp, colorful, rich and luxurious, I love it. My client loved the finished cards and told me they looked so good he didn't want to mail them!

invite cover, UV 8.5" x 5.5", metallic "blue steel" cardstock, UV coated image mounted on black cardstock outline.
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Invite inside--matte
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Gorgeous Gavriella

Here's a real stunner! Gavriella is so gorgeous! I'm currently working on Gavriella's invites for her Bat Mitzvah which will be presented in a 5" x 7" "Purple Haze" metallic petal fold card stock. They should be fantastic!

Here's what mom had to say: "Looks gorgeous, we really love it."

Portrait Poster 23" x 35"
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Sign In Art 23" x 35"
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Gavriella's Invites

Mock up of Gavriella's invite. Gavriella's actual invites will be placed in a "purple haze" card stock, not the midnight blue as seen here. This is just a sample to showcase how the petal base opens into the invitation. (Below images were taken with my lowly mac camera which gives a mirror image!) Gavriella chose to have our custom rsvp email site, that links directly to her mom's email address, handle guest information.

Here's what mom had to say: Liz, The invitations are amazing, very contemporary and unique. You have to see Gavi’s face when she looks at them.Thanks again for everything Liz, I am sure we will do business again.

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The petal invite sample closed.
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Justice has been served!

I loved this! I received recognition for a logo I had created in an International Competition and was published in a book. The book is called "Killed Ideas" and it recognizes ideas of (cough) "creative brilliance" that have been cast off or under appreciated by clients. My logo was one of the top 50 selected out of hundreds submitted.

My logo is also in the running for the People's Choice Award at so please cast a vote for me by June 30, 2009! Pick #13, Crew logo !!


Here's my logo spread!

All Hands on Deck!

More sailing fun. Here's a great image for the cover of a birthday invitation. The card's final size will be 5.5" x 8.5" and will be printed on a UV coated card stock.

Front Cover

Card Inside

Here's a close up of the birthday honoree!

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Sailing off to a perfect Bat Mitzvah!

Here's what mom had to say: Thank you so much. These are perfect! Sami loves them. Thank you again they really are beautiful. ~Norma

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Portrait Poster -- 23" x 35"

Board Art -- 23" x 35"

LBI Foundation—Art Cards

I'm putting together some art cards for a wonderful "green" charity. The cards will be produced in a series and sold to support the Rain Gardens at the LBI foundation for the Arts and Sciences. The featured artist of the cards is multi-talented artist Paul Daukas whose work has been featured in two recent shows (and who is also my father). The below pieces, "Catching the Wind," "New Barney," and "Storm Coming," are part of an acrylic series he created featuring Long Beach Island, NJ. To find out more about the LBIF Rain Garden go to

Here's what they had to say: The cards came out beautifully!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I received them Friday afternoon and we packaged up some for the dinner last night at the LBIF. Don't know how many sold, but they looked great. Thanks again for your beautiful layout and design work. Have a pack for you when I see you next. ~Sandy

5" x 7", UV coating front, matte interior, 14 Ultra-thick Cardstock - scored includes envelopes.
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Secret Agent Bar Mitzvah!

What a great event this will be! This was a rush job but I LOVED drawing Justin. What an exciting theme. What fun to draw.

Here's what mom had to say: We LOVE these!!  You nailed it! ~ Randi

Portrait Poster 24" x 35"
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Welcome sign 24" x 35"
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Board Art 24" x 35
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Pretty in pink!

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Here's what mom had to say:

Liz, This looks beautiful.  My daughter got a big smile on her face when she saw this  We're really happy with it. ~Sharon

Great Hair!

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Board Art
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What a great looking bar mitzvah boy. It was such a pleasure to draw all those fabulous blonde curls. Don't you just love that smile!

Here's what mom had to say:
Hi Liz,
We received the graphics today, and the whole family loves them! A friend of mine said they looked just like Joshua. I'm sure his sign-in board is going to be a big hit. Thank you so much, and thanks also for your nice note. My daughter can't wait until it is her turn. All the best, Troi

Retro Cool!

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Lots of fun 70s action here. Our bat mitzvah girl loves retro and looks great!

Here's what mom had to say:

Liz - I am so excited with the picture! You truly captured Laynie - what a talent you have! I am just so thrilled that this image on the sign in board will be the first thing our guests will see - it will set the tone for a really fun evening!

And, here's what our model had to say:

Hey Liz,
I love the portrait of me, I think it looks so much like me and you did a great job, Thank you sooo much!
Love, Laynie

Golf anyone?

Here's a handsome golf lover who just happens to also be celebrating his bar mitzvah!

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Here's what mom had to say:
Thanks, Liz.  Daniel and I really like the pictures you drew for his sign in board and the welcome sign.  I appreciate your talent and sense for detail and colors.  The posters will enhance the decor at the party.  They are really special and different. ~ Gwenn


Here's a beauty. Sydney's Bat Mitzvah theme is "red hot".

Sydney's Bat Mitzvah just passed and here's what mom had to say: Just wanted to thank you for Sydney's graphics. The sign in board & poster were HUGE hits. Everyone has been asking me where I got them. Also the thank you notes came out great. Thanks again. Debbie

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Sign in board Art

Pearl & Sam


Liz Oliner-Orthodontist

I spend a lot of time in this gig removing braces from kids smiles, fixing hair, drawing new clothes and making people all around fabulous. This image amused me because the mom wanted the braces drawn back on! He's so cute!


Montclair High School Swim Team

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Montclair High School Swim Team logo. I wanted the swimmer graphic to look like it was flying over the M. I was looking for the concept of speed and action. You are supposed to see this and visualize the M on the bottom of the pool.



Annual Ski Vacation


I made this into a greeting card and a bunch of other stuff that you can look at or purchase if you click.


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Here's the original I based the work on.

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Trade Show

Another trade show day. This one's in Teaneck, NJ. I made a bunch of these to hand out with assorted colors and portraits. I'm also trying to showcase some "theme illustration" pieces rather than just the straight portraits.

Can you believe, I put the wrong phone number on this handout?

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I've been in this meeting.

People wonder why I wanted to stop working for agencies in the city and go on my own. This should be shown as a warning video to graphic design/illustration undergrads.

Note: I noticed this you tube video didn't pull up on my husband's PC due to lack of a plug in. So my apologies if this post didn't show properly.

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Beautiful Samantha

Here's a beauty. Samantha's bat mitzvah is on New Years! The image was created with that in mind and the blue's were given a lively depth. I played with the background graphics with the concept of the falling confetti and the excitement of the evening.

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Portrait Poster
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Sign In Board Art
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What a handsome guy! Here's what his mom had to say: "Hi Liz, They look great!  Thanks for your excellent job capturing him.  It looks ready to go! Lynn"

Portrait Poster 2' x 3'
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Sign In Board Art 2' x 3'
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Stamp Art-digital file

Great Idea--Welcome Signs!

Here's a great idea! Ask Liz to take your image and create a welcome sign for your guests. They look great welcoming your guests into the party!


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Zack-with a change of shirt!

Our wonderful Zack just had his favorite t-shirt replaced by a more formal shirt. And he didn't even have to know! Mom' seems very happy, here's what she had to say:

More perfect than I imagined!  Thank you so much for the extra attention.  Consider this my final approval for Zack's image Pict #22.
Can't wait to see finished "Zack's Bar Mitzvah" poster and sign in poster.

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Samantha table tents and place cards

Sample Table Tent (5" x 7"): Table tents are printed on our greeting card gloss stocks and can be framed or just placed on the table. To order table tents for your event, just ask liz with your order.

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Placecard sample: Tie your theme together. Place cards layouts are sent via an email word document formatted for in an Avery Template and are printed as needed (by you!) Terrific, economical and efficient! Place cards are business card sized.