Prices for a drawing
with more than head
and shoulders, or perhaps a more complicated background, can be
arranged and cost will be appropriated on view of the photograph and in
consultation with you. These additions can take a substantial amount of
time which is the reason for the standard described below and why the
extras incur a further cost.
Note: Postage and
Handling is not
this cost. This will be considered in regard to your location upon
|One figure; Head and
Shoulders: (e.g. 'Little Jessie' below)
|21cm x 30cm
||8" x 12"
||30cm x 42cm
|Additional figures for
are in Australian dollars.
drawn on 100% acid free paper of a medium- to heavy-weight with a
for a quality, long-lasting gift.
pencils and charcoal I
produce a unique portrait of your child, spouse, parents or other loved
ones including your pets (see 'Toby' below).
Click on portrait
Capturing the essence of the person is the most important
aspect of a portrait when I draw.
drawing you get will not, cannot be and perhaps should not be an exact
replica of the photograph.
- January 2003
cases some artistic license will be necessary to realize a more
product, in others my artistic abilities only go so far, and not
every photograph is equal as material for a pencil portrait.
As an artist I am still learning and therefore
on every drawing so I hope your satisfaction will be met. To achieve
the next instructions for best results.
of all you need to choose and send me one or more photos, often
multiple photos will help.
You can send me your
photos by post (or perhaps copies of photos if you want to minimise
your originals). Otherwise you can email me a JPEG
image to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All photos can be returned along with your portrait upon completion.
receipt of your photos I will reply in regard to the photo's
capabilities as a portrait and further discuss your hopes for the
portrait including size, pricing, and delivery.
The photo can be either black- and-white or full colour, I
equally well with both. (See examples) . Optimum photos are generally
those taken in natural light - sunlight, without a flash -
otherwise shadows that define the face are often washed away,
leaving a flat image to work with.
The larger the photo the more
detail I can ascertain from the image, however this is not a
requirement, a portrait can still be drawn from a passport photo.
Baby Ben - November 2002.
The photo you
choose should be one that depicts the subject
best. Remember I can only draw what I see. If you
don't think the photo looks like the subject than the portrait won't
look like them either.
On the same note, the more photos you send me the better feel for the
subject I can gain. The samples you
see on this page may not be exactly like the photo, but the recipients
were very happy that the portraits captured the subject well.
will need to see the photo before I can be sure I can
draw it as a portrait, things like blurry photos are generally no good.
I would have to ask you to choose another photograph in these
notice, cheque or cash are the only methods of payment available.
deposit is required after we have
agreed on a photo(s) for the portrait and before drawing commences.
securing my time and your genuine interest in the portrait, this
ensures the best
materials can be used for your gift. The remainder
of the price can then be sent
of the portrait.
If possible I would hope to keep
contact with you throughout the drawing process. Scans
at various stages can be emailed to you to assure your approval of the
Furthermore, I would like to scan and send you
result before delivery of the original drawing. If you are not happy
scanned outcome (although the scanned image is not always truly
reality) then you will
not have to pay the rest of the payment, (but you will also not receive
This is my
If you are not happy with the
portrait, you don't have to pay anymore than the original 20% deposit.
Main source shown - September 2002
time in which you will receive the portrait, following an order being
placed, will vary according to a number of factors:
How long your
drawing will take is the first factor. I aim for 10 hours total
drawing time, but this may be over a
period of two to three weeks. However a time-span can not be
guaranteed and not always accurately estimated even after your order
has been placed.
If my work load is light, the second
factor, you may have your portrait earlier than expected.
If I have you in constant contact the time-span, and the drawing, can
be updated throughout the drawing process. If you need the
drawing by a certain time (e.g. a birthday, anniversary etc.) you must
give me at least one month notice, to ensure delivery can be made on
portrait will be delivered to you unframed to allow you to match the
gift to the surrounding decor of where it will be placed.
Postage will be made with the portrait rolled in a secure
post cylinder for
maximum care, if no other arrangements are made.
Delivery costs will be determined according to your