Give an everlasting Gift with a pencil portrait drawn from a photo. Portraits from photos make perfect personalized gifts for any occasion.
Think of the Joy your Family member will feel when they open their gift and see a Pencil Portrait of themself or their loved ones! A Portrait makes a special gift for Mothers Day,Fathers Day, Graduations, Weddings,Birthdays or Just Because!
You can even e-mail your photos so you don't need to worry about postage and packaging, or having your photographs damaged.
Finely crafted pencil portraits make the perfect gifts for all occasions. By working from photos you can keep your gift absolutely secret!
If you want to commission a portrait of a loved one (or yourself) you can do so without having to spend hours in a studio!
By using photos your possibilities are endless, you can have portraits done of people in the past like your ancestors,your friends,personalities, or my Favorite: My Parents as Mr.& Mrs. Claus!
Choose the Right Photograph. When choosing your photograph try and find a large picture to work from. I can draw good portraits from a small photo but the larger the original photo the more detail I can extract from it.
The key to a good portrait is shading, and so a photo taken in natural light will get better results than a photo where the subject's face is washed out by flash.
Try to find a picture where one side of the face is distinctly darker than the other as this will give the portrait depth and form, but even a picture taken with strong flash can be used to draw a good pencil portrait.
Above all choose a good picture where they really look like themselves. Don't use the one photo where they're not themselves. Remember what I see on the photo is what I draw!
Once you've chosen the photo you want,tell me what you want me to draw from it. Do you want one person in the portrait, or several? Do you want just their face,or would you like their shoulders as well?
Without this information I cannot guarantee I will draw exactly what you want.
All photos will be returned to you along with the completed pencil portrait. I aim to have all portraits finished within 10 days of commission, but this may vary with demand.