Commissions

I am pleased to take commissions for drawings from your photos. Any subject considered. Please contact me if you have any questions, or to discuss the drawing you would like.

Prices

Graphite pencil portraits on heavyweight cartridge paper.

  • One subject on A5 paper: £65
  • One subject on A4 paper: £100
  • Two subjects on A4 paper: £125
  • One subject on A3 paper: £150
  • Two subjects on A3 paper: £190

Plus £10 UK postage and packing, Royal Mail special delivery. Overseas delivery: please ask for a quote.

These prices are for an unmounted and unframed drawing.

For portraits I include a small amount of background detail if appropriate, for example to “ground” the subject. If you would like more background, so that the whole sheet of paper is covered, please ask for a quote.

For other subjects, please ask for a quote.

Commission “process”

You send me your choice of photo to work from. You can send more than one and we can discuss them before deciding which one you want me to work from. Photos need to be clear and high resolution please. You can send photos by email or by messaging my Facebook page (see Contact page).

You decide what size portrait you would like. I will confirm the price. If I have a waiting list, I will give you an estimate of when I expect to start work on your portrait.

The drawing itself will take a week or more, depending on size and complexity. I will do my best to work to a specific completion date if required, subject to other commissions I may have.

During the drawing process, if you wish, I will send “work in progress” photos.

When the drawing is finished, I will send you a photo. It is most important that you are happy with the portrait: I will do my best to make any reasonable changes or alterations during the drawing process.

I only ask for payment when you are happy with the portrait. I accept payment via PayPal or bank transfer.

On receipt of payment, I will send the portrait. I send drawings by post, First Class signed for. Drawings are packed in cellophane envelope, in a card backed “do not bend” envolope.

If, for some reason, you are not happy with the drawing and the issue cannot be resolved, then I do not expect payment, but I will keep the portrait and I reserve the right to publish it anywhere I see fit. (I am happy to say this has never happened.)

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