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Pencil portrait prices

My pencil portrait prices from January 2020. 

The sizes listed are the paper size and the drawing will fit nicely leaving room for a mount (matt).

The drawings can be worked in coloured pencils or graphite (black and white), you get to choose. 

I use high quality, lightfast pencils by Faber Castell and/or Caran d'Ache and work on a variety of archival drawing surfaces. I pick the best type and colour of paper to suit your photograph. 

Size

Price and details

Up to 6 x 8 inches

£175 (head study only)

up to 8 x 10 inches

£200 (head or full body - 1 subject)

Up to 12 x 14 inches

£300 (head or full body - 1 to 2 subjects)

A non returnable booking fee of 25% is payable before I begin your portrait

 

The above are my standard sizes. I am quite happy to discuss custom sizes or shapes to suit your requirements. Please use the contact form to get in touch if you are interested in commissioning me.

All my pencil portrait prices include the mount and are sent Special Delivery, guaranteed next day post. 

Shipping is charged at cost unless you live close enough for me to hand deliver. 

Photographs

Although I do not slavishly copy a photograph, I do use them for reference regarding the markings and pose of your pet. 

If you live close to me I am happy to come and take my own photo references, but if not, please provide a selection of images that capture your pets character and colouring. I can then discuss them with you so that we can pick the best to base your portrait on. 

Clear, well exposed photos that are taken from the same height as the pet will ensure the best portraits. If you stand up and look down on the pet the perspective will be distorted. Your dog, for example, would look as though his nose is bigger than his body!

They also need to be sharp and in focus. Blurred, distant shots do not give me enough detail to work from. If this is the case, I reserve the right to decline the commission. I love to produce work that I am proud of and that you will be delighted to hang on your wall.