Welcome to my commissions page.
I use lightfast high quality Faber Castell Polychromos, and Caran D'Ache Pablos and Luminance on archival and non yellowing paper and pastelmat to create a unique realistic portrait of your beloved animal capturing its beauty and soul .
Please see below for prices and information on how to book a commission.
** I am currently not taking on new commissions due to other commitments. **
The important bits:
Photorealism requires highly detailed photographs to work from in order to capture every detail.
Please email me your favourite pictures of your pet/s without filters applied and clearly showing the eyes, coat and other characteristic features in true colour. I will advise whether I can work from the pictures provided or not in order to avoid disappointment.
Please make sure that:
- You use a high quality digital camera or mobile phone without adding "mood" filters, watermarks or any other manipulations
- the eyes and snout are sharp and crisp as these are crucial for capturing the character of your animal
- you take the picture in daylight, preferably outside, in order to see the true colours and avoid losing detail.
You can find some useful tips on how to take the best pet pictures here and here.
Failing that, maybe you have a good friend photographer with a super DSLR camera!
I ask for a 25% deposit on the drawing cost (excluding postage & packaging) prior to starting the drawing.
This is to cover any materials I have to purchase before starting, and is non-refundable. Deposits are payable via Paypal once the booking form has been completed and we have agreed on any specific requirements.
Postage & Packing
Free postage applies to mounted, unframed, work to locations within the European Union. I do post world-wide, please contact me for prices.
UK postage service: Royal Mail Special Delivery (next day, tracked, signed for, £500 insurance)
Europe/World postage service: Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed (tracked, signed for, £250 insurance)
Commission a portrait
Please complete the booking form and I will be in touch to arrange the transfer of your pictures and any other details you would like to discuss.
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