How to Order Your Pencil Portrait

Step One: First and foremost, submit a photo you love! Make sure it’s very clear and the face is at least 10 - 15 centimetres in size. Please be sure the whites of the eyes are clearly visible. Clear, in focus close-ups are best… the larger the better. I would like to see all of the facial features very clearly. Photos taken with flash photography tend to lack depth and detail. If you are taking the photo yourself, turn your flash off and let the natural light play off of the subject’s face. If the photo is too small, I will not be able to see all of the necessary details. All portraits are drawn on natural white acid free, heavy weight, durable, medium surface paper. I do not include background details (unless requested) but focus on the subjects themselves bringing out as many details as possible.

Step Two: Send a photo by email , I recommend a resolution of 400-600 dpi. Remember, the quality of the finished
portrait is related to the quality of the photo submitted.

Step Three: Contact me by email to discuss details of your desired portrait and final payment price.

Step Four: I require a 50% deposit in the form of cash or a cash deposit. Once payment is made and picture is approved, I will give you an estimated completion date. A typical portrait takes 1 - 4 weeks depending on complexity and workload. I will email you with pictures of your drawing as it progresses if required.Please browse my Site, Facebook page and Twitter link to see examples of my artwork and become familiar with my style. I want to provide you with the results you desire.

Step Five: Final payment for a portrait is due when the portrait is picked up. Drawings are sprayed with a fixative to prevent yellowing and smudging and are stored securely.

*Each portrait takes 20 to 30 hours to complete depending on the size and complexity of the subject.