I will work closely with you to ensure that you have a portrait which you will treasure and which has special meaning for you.

I work from photographs, so the first step is to choose an appropriate photo. A good photograph is one which clearly shows the subject detail and is not blurry. Lighting is important too and it helps if the picture is neither too dark or overexposed. If you are going to be taking photographs for this purpose then try to do so at the subject's eye level, in good light. It also helps if the subject is not directly face on, which can sometimes give a flat look to the picture. I have included some example photos below as a guide.

The next thing is to decide on what size you want. I generally work in A4 (210 x 297mm) and A3 (297 x 420mm). If you want more than one subject or a full body then it would need to be the latter.

You will need to send me your requirements, attaching the photograph(s). I will then let you know how long it will likely take and confirm the price - if you want the drawing for a particular date (say a birthday) then please let me know.

I ask for a £50 deposit upon placing the order and full payment when you are satisfied with the completed portrait. Payment can be made by credit card, secure bank transfer or Paypal.

I will keep you updated throughout the process and will send you pictures of the work in progress for your approval.


                  Graphite         Coloured Pencil

A4            £100                 £140

A3            £130                 £200

Price is for single subject and plain background. Additional subjects (A3 only) plus £40 per subject.

Contact me for a quote if you have any different requirements.

£50 deposit required on placing order.





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