My pencil portraits will capture the likeness and even the mood of the subject from a photograph supplied by you. I am a self-taught Pencil Portrait Artist and provide excellent photo realistic portraits in pencils of people and pets drawn from a photograph supplied by you. Pencil Portrait drawing will make a great personalised gift for any occasion, such as, Birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Anniversaries, Weddings, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or Christmas Day. Read testimonials or google reviews from previous clients/customers to find out what they had to say about my portraits and contact me with your photo to commission/order a unique pencil drawing. Overseas orders are also welcome.
Photographs for Pencil Portraits
The photograph(s) you send to me should be clear and sharp. The quality and clarity of the photo will influence how much detail I can include. Therefore, a clear and focused photo will allow me to create a realistic pencil portrait. I can only draw what I see, therefore if the details are blurry or of low quality, the pencil portraits will reflect this. High-resolution photos are preferable – the higher the better.
If you will be taking a photo, please use a good camera or the latest phone/tablet cameras. Photos taken outside in daylight is preferable, close to your subject and at eye level.
I can also take people or pets from individual photos and combine them to create a group or family pencil portraits.
Each drawing is sprayed with gloss varnish which forms a colourless glass clear coating which as a result this prevents smearing and smudging.
5.0 ★★★★★ Google Reviews
- My husband and I made a portrait of his dad (who passed away last year) as a gift for his mum. She absolutely loved it. It’s very well made and beautiful. Very very realistic. We are extremely happy with it. Definitely will ask Mike again if we need another portrait done. Urszula Bhatia
- I found Mike on Google while looking for an artist to do a portrait for my mother-in-laws 70th, of her springer spaniel. My husband and I were very impressed with the quality of his work and were even more delighted when we received the picture – it was so life-like. My mother-in-law was also blown away and loved the picture. I also got Mike to do a picture of an engagement photo of my husband and I, it needed a bit of tweaking before I was satisfied – which is why it’s good to view beforehand – but Mike was very happy to adjust it until I was happy. The picture now has pride of place in our house and looks fantastic! I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone. Natalie Leicester