Having a portrait drawn of your pets or loved ones is a wonderful way to remember those special souls in your life. I am available for pet and people drawings and can create an individual piece for you from your own photos.
Colour pencil – l use artist quality pastel paper (Clairefontaine or similar) of which there are numerous choices. Please let me know your ideas about paper colour or I can suggest what I think would work well with your image. I use Faber Castell Polychromos coloured pencils, Derwent Lightfast pencils and Caran D’ache Pablo pencils mainly but am always exploring new brands and colours. The materials I use should age really well and keep looking beautiful for years to come.
Graphite drawings can also be drawn on A3 or A4 paper. I use smooth Bristol Board paper to achieve smooth blending. I use artist quality pencils and spray fixative upon completion of the image to avoid smudging.
Silly selfies are a great way to capture a little persons fun side! Pictures are smaller measuring 6″x 6″ and done in graphite.
£135. A4 drawing in graphite pencil (single person/pet)
£160. A3 drawing in graphite pencil (single person/pet)
£90. Silly Selfie
A background can also be added to your picture. Please get in touch to discuss what you have in mind.
There may be a little wait for your artwork. I will let you know the approximate waiting times when you book your portrait.
Postage and Packaging
Coloured pencil, pastel pencil and graphite images will be placed against a backing card and in a cellophane bag. I then wrap it carefully in bubble wrap and place in a box. I use Royal Mail first class (please let me know if you would prefer a different option). Postage typically costs around £7.00 but is liable to change depending on which service is used.
In order to secure your place on my waiting list I require a £50.00 booking fee once we have decided on the details. The remainder is due once I have finished the drawing and you have approved it.
I accept payment by Bank Transfer (details upon request) and by Paypal.
Tips on Choosing the Right Photo
Try to choose a well lit photo with a good amount of detail. I know this isn’t always possible, especially if the subject of the portrait is no longer with us. If the photo you have isn’t great quality, try sending me a few different ones so I can have as much information as possible. If you want a picture of more than one person or pet it is possible to use more than one photo reference.
And finally, if you would like to discuss any of the above please just get in touch (details on the contact page).