PEOPLE PORTRAITS

Your Special Someone

Your great grandmother, twin sons, loving aunt, rainbow baby or beautiful wife...We have all someone special that we can't get enough of. Or perhaps you have a really old photo of your great great grandfather that you can't have restored and the only way to make copies of the photograph is to have it redrawn. I understand how seeing your loved one everyday can brighten your mood and take you back down memory lane, so I am happy to extend my services and now offer people portraits! Just like Pet Portraits, these are all hand drawn original artworks that require the utmost attention to detail.

I still work off of emailed photographs and offer similar sizes; however, unlike Pet Portraits, People Portraits are only offered in colored pencil as it allows for the utmost control and crispest detail. For more information, continue reading the Q&A's below, and as always, please email me directly with specific inquires; I'm quick to respond and would love to discuss portrait details with you!

Q & A
So how does this work?

What photos do you need and how do I send them?

Please email the reference photo you'd like me to work from; photos taken in clear, bright, natural lighting are the best! The golden rule is: The better the photo, the better the portrait. Please refrain from sending photos taken inside with flash, if possible.

What are the sizes & prices?

 

 

8.5 x 11 -     $375

11 x 14 -      $575

16 x 20 -     $750

 

For portraits with multiple people, please add $150 per additional person

Can you draw children?

I can draw people of all different ages: infants, toddlers, kids, young adults, parents, grandparents, etc. I can also combine multiple people into portrait. As long as you provide good quality reference photos, there is no limit to what I can do!

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Do you offer custom framing?

Framing is completely optional. Normally, all portraits come unframed but if you would like custom framing I am more than happy to assist you! I have a close relationship with my framer and get a 50% discount, so if custom framing is something you're considering down the road then I recommend going ahead and getting it done through me. You can expect custom framing to run about $100 - $250 depending on size, matt and frame quality. If you would like a specific style or color frame/mat then please let me know and I'll select a corresponding style and send you a picture for approval. There is a $25 framing convenience fee for this service.

What is Colored Pencil?

Colored Pencils are dry media. C.P drawings look very clean, crisp and photorealistic. Because I am able to have maximum control over the handling of dry pencils, I can really dig deep and draw every. individual. hair. I use premium colored pencils like Faber-Castell Polychromos and Caran De Ache Luminance Pencils to get the highest lightfastness and longevity. 

What paper do you use?

Strathmore Bristol board 500 series, hot pressed, archival paper which is unsurpassed for its smoothness.

How long will this take?

If you are on my waitlist then it could take a couple of months before I  get to yours, but once I do begin, you can expect to have your completed portrait in 2-4 weeks depending on size and complexity.

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So how accurate are your portraits?

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