Commissioning a portrait
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Commissioning a portrait from me couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is contact me via Facebook messenger, email or phone and let me know your requirements. I require a 25% non-refundable deposit* on booking your portrait, with the balance due on completion.
My portraits are created in coloured pencil, using only high quality Faber Castell Polychromos, Caran D’Ache Pablos and Luminance and Derwent Lightfast oil based pencils. I use Clairefontaine Pastelmat and Grafix Drafting Film – both wonderful surfaces to capture colour and texture, so perfect for animal portraits.
Every portrait is professionally mounted with backing board and wrapped in acid free acetate for delivery purposes. Your quote is effective for 3 months.
*Deposits are non refundable except in the unfortunate case where I have to cancel your portrait, whereby I will refund your deposit in full.
Prices are based on one head and shoulders, the sizes are based on paper size, your portrait will be a good size within the paper area. Postage is included for the UK.
These sizes and prices are a rough guide, I would be happy to quote on other sizes, however I don’t create smaller pieces due to the amount of
detail in the portraits. Please contact me for portraits that have more than one subject or if you require a larger size.
I ask for good quality, clear photographs, digital preferred but happy to work with hard copies.
My style is very detailed and based on realism, I’m happy to work with poorer quality images if absolutely necessary, but please be aware that I won’t be able to create highly detailed portraits from unclear photos.
Where possible I like to take my own photographs, photo shoots are included if you live within a 20 mile radius of HG4 5AU. Outside of this area I’m very happy to come and take photos and charge travel expenses plus a day rate of £100 if travel time is more than half a day.
I usually take around 300 photos, and then we work together to pick the best photo for your portrait. You are welcome to a copy of the digital files if you provide me with a shared Dropbox folder or similar.
All the prices above include guaranteed next day postage in the UK – I use Trans Global Express for shipping outside of the UK.
All portraits are bubbled wrapped, and packaged using either a double skinned box or strong cardboard within a large mailing bag, so will reach you in perfect condition.
I ship worldwide, please contact me for price conversion and shipping costs.
My Commission Books Are Currently Closed
If you would like to join my wait list, please subscribe by clicking the link below. I will then email you as soon as I re-open by books.
Give me a call on 07958 333505, or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org,
if you’d like to have a chat about having a portrait of your pet or horse created.