First…decide which portrait size you would like and fill out the contact form for your personalized quote.
Please note, 5×7 portraits cannot be full body portraits, they are too small.
Decide what size portrait you want to for your hand drawn portrait. Any size is possible but popular sizes are listed, Small 5×7, Standard 8X10, Medium 9×12, or Large 11×14.
If the size you want is not listed on the contact form OR if you are interested in more than one head shot/additional person, a full body image, or different background, please send the details under the additional information/comments section.
What Happens Next?
I will send you a customized quote based off of the information you gave me in the contact form for your portrait.
Once you receive your quote and place a small deposit, I reserve a spot for you on my commission calendar.
Send me your photo(s)
For the best detail, digital photos should be of the absolute highest resolution, taken on the camera’s highest quality setting. The most common type of digital photo is a JPEG and that will work perfectly if the resolution is high. When emailing a photo from your phone or from your computer, please choose the “Actual Size” setting. Please email your digital photo to me via emailat firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to mail me a photo that was taken with a film camera, please contact me to discuss mailing and shipping options. Once received, I can scan the photo and return it to you.
Then…I begin drafting your drawing
Once I receive your small deposit and your photo(s), I will start sketching your portrait and send to you a digital image for approval. Once you approve the layout and the sketch, I begin rendering (coloring) your original drawing. I continue to email you digital images of your portrait throughout the process.
Once the portrait is completed, I will email you a scan of the finished portrait to be sure that you are 100% satisfied. At that point any minor adjustments can be made on the portrait if necessary. I will then mail your finished portrait to you via USPS. Additional prints for gift-giving, custom framing, and greeting cards are available.
FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS, WE CAN MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR PICK UP / DROP OFF TO AVOID THE COST OF SHIPPING.