How it works
I do a limited number of realistic portrait,
animal & landscape commissions from original photographs.
It is important for me to have high-quality reference photos to work from. Natural light is better than using a flash, it tends to flatten the subject. With clear large photos, I can see the finer details in order to produce a highly realistic drawing.
Look over your photos and email me your favourites. Send a few photos if you are unsure which will make a great reference. I will let you know soonest which one is best. Once chosen I will email a quote and indicate how long it will take to complete your drawing.
Drawings are done on high-quality 200gsm or 300gsm acid-free paper with Faber Castel 9000 series graphite pencils. Upon completion I spray the artwork with an environmentally friendly and acid free fixative in order to preserve the finished artwork from dust and smudging. My drawings are sold unframed in order to save costs. I can however offer blocking and framing done by a professional framer. The unframed artwork will be couriered in Cardboard Postal Tubes, carefully packaged to prevent any possible damage. Pricing excludes courier and other travelling costs, as pricing differs from area to area and country to country. The artwork will be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by me.
A deposit will be required at the start of the drawing. Completion time for the drawing depends on the size and amount of work. I will regularly email images of the work in progress.