Portraits

Looking for a unique, timeless gift or just to capture your favourite memories?

Commission your very own hand drawn pencil drawing from your treasured photographs. These original pieces of art are a perfect way to make that special moment, person or pet last forever. A unique way to permanently capture a moment that can last generations.
Dog portrait
Pencil on A3 size.
Portrait of a girl
Pencil on A3 size.
Portrait of a woman
Pencil on A3 size.
Portrait for DJ Tiesto
Pencil on A3 size. Personally signed by him. He gave this portrait as a gift to his mother.
Portrait for Calvin Harris
Pencil on A3 size.
Portrait of a cat
Pencil on A3 size.
Dog portrait
Pencil on A3 size.
I don't require a series of sittings, I work entirely from digital photographs which customers can send to me. I like to use Faber-Castell and Derwent pencils in several different grades, ranging from H2 down to a very soft 8B. When the portrait is finished I spray it with a specialist fixative spray to stop any of the graphite from rubbing off.

pictures

The type of photos that make a good drawing are varied, but the quality of the photograph is important.

I draw what I can see. That means that if the photograph is blurred or out of focus, the photograph is unlikely to be suitable. Similarly, if the subject is quite small in the photograph, and you need to zoom in and enlarge the relevant portion, this would likely result in a blurred image too.

The subject should be clear and in focus.

Multiple object

Drawings of multiple subjects can be constructed from multiple photographs. In combining more than one subject from separate photos then make sure to send me more than one picture from each person so then I can decide which picture will be the best because of the perspective.

The key element is that the light source of all photos come from the same direction.