My Pencil portraits will capture the likeness and even the mood of the subject from a photograph supplied by you.


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I am a self-taught Pencil Portrait Artist with over 10 years experience drawing pencil portraits commissions. I provide excellent photo realistic drawings of people and pets drawn from a photograph supplied by you. Pencil 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. My most popular drawings from photographs are for pets. These include dogs, cats, horses or any animal you believe to be a pet.

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.

Drawing of a Dog    Portraits of People    Pet Drawings from Photos   Pencil Drawing of a Girl    Sketch of a Cat    Wedding Pencil Portrait Drawing

How to Order Pencil Portraits


  • First, complete my order form, upload your photo(s) and pay 20% deposit.
  • On receipt of order form and photo(s) I will check the photo(s) for quality and email you to confirm receipt and summary of your order.
  • When completed, first I will issue an email with an image for you to review and approve.
  • Then, if you approve, a link within the email will request the remaining 80% balance to be paid via PayPal.
  • Finally, when I receive confirmation of payment from PayPal I will insert into a padded envelope and ship via Royal Mail or Royal Mail International.
  • In addition, it will take between 1 to 8 weeks to complete depending on size and workload at the time, I will also consider the date pencil portrait(s) is required.

Photographs


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 portrait.

Each drawing is sprayed with gloss varnish which forms a colourless glass clear coating, as a result this prevents smearing and smudging.

Commission/Order Pencil Portraits


If you are thinking about commissioning me to draw from your photograph please view my price and information page. A full list of sizes I work with and prices are available. A non-refundable 20% deposit will be required to secure your order.

You can pay deposit when you complete my order-form and click on submit button. I accept all major debit or credit card using PayPal. When I receive the completed order form or contact form, I will reply as soon as I can to confirm receipt and request non-refundable 20% deposit if not already paid.

*I am very busy leading up to Christmas, therefore order now to guarantee delivery before Christmas.

Frames


Frames are available. If you would like me to frame your pencil portrait, I can provide this service from an online source. This will save you the time and hassle of trying to do this yourself. Pencil portraits will be delivered already inserted into the frame.

 

Gift Voucher


A Gift Voucher is perfect for occasions when you are unable to find the time to look through personal photos and decide which photo to use to commission pencil portraits for a personalised gift.

My gift vouchers will eliminate the stress of looking through photos to find the right photo that your family or friend would be happy to have a pencil portrait drawing of their pet, themselves or that special occasion. You may already have a photo in mind that you know will be treasured for many years by the recipient.

 

Testimonials


I saw an example of MCB Pencil Portraits work on a friend’s Facebook page and was blown away at how perfect the image produced. This gave me the idea of what to give my gorgeous partner for Christmas. I simply sent a photo by email and I was sent back the beautiful image, all done by hand, just wonderful! The cost was remarkably inexpensive and payment was easy to make through the link provided. I suggest that these portraits are a lovely personal gift, or memory for someone, totally unique and charming. Highly recommended! Thank you! M x. Melanie – Shrewsbury

I sent Mike two photos of my dad who passed away last year and the quality of the photos were not the best but Mike said he could do a portrait for me. Wow!!! I have just received the finished portrait and it brought tears to my eyes. It was so lifelike; the features were perfect. Thank you ever so much. My mum is going to love her 70th Birthday surprise gift. Mike’s work is amazing, he is a very talented artist. Teresa – Shrewsbury

My portrait was a birthday gift for my friend of her and her father who had passed away so the quality of the portrait was very important to me. I couldn’t provide the best quality picture so was unsure how the portrait would turn out, I was pleasantly surprised and my friend loved it. Sharon – Walsall

 

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Google Reviews

 

Tony Petris
Tony Petris
23:00 01 Feb 17
I asked mike after viewing some of his work to draw my partner and the result was amazing. I am going to use him again to draw my children. And his service was fantastic he replied to all my emails and delivered on time. A big thank you mike Thanks Tony
Tracy Breakwell
Tracy Breakwell
22:40 11 Dec 16
In one word - AWESOME... I sent Mike a photo of what I wanted sketching. It was short notice and i needed it for a wedding present. Mike was very busy, but somehow managed to complete it, and get it to me in time...it was absolutely spot on, we could not fault it. Mike's sketch was put on display at the reception. So many people were overwhelmed and thought it was amazing - definitely the talking point.... Thanks again Mike, will recommend to others without hesitation. Anyone looking for a portrait - Mike's the man !!
Savina Perry
Savina Perry
09:49 20 Jan 17
MCB Pencil Portraits caputured the detail from the image I provided. I couldn't be more happier with the image, it looks amazing. The service provided was also great as the image was complete and sent to me on the day I expected it. No delays, great service and an amazing image, what more could you ask for!
Sukhbir Gill
Sukhbir Gill
15:14 03 Jan 17
Mike produced a great sketch of my boyfriend playing football from a photograph. He was easy to commission and I received the portrait on time. Very good service and highly recommend.
Andy Yates
Andy Yates
08:31 14 Nov 16
Ordered a pencil portrait of my parents wedding photo for my Mother on, what would have been, their Golden Wedding anniversary. Mike produced the portrait in less than two weeks to an excellent quality and my Mother was delighted with the gift. Thanks Mike
Derek Simmons
Derek Simmons
15:09 14 Apr 17
First class service Mike kept in touch throughout and the end result was just wonderful. No hesitation in recommending Mike's service.
John Goulbourn
John Goulbourn
20:02 07 Mar 17
I contacted Mike regarding some pictures I wanted drawing, they turned out to be more complicated than first though. It took Mike several months to complete all the set but the wait was worth it, I am so grateful to the work Mike put in, they will hang on my wall and I shall gain many hours of pleasure looking at them, a first rate artist who I would definatly recomend, you will not be disappointed with the work produced. Thank you once again Mike. John
Leah Paddock
Leah Paddock
16:15 11 May 17
I have had two pencil drawings done from Mike - one of my dog and one of my Nan's cottage. He has really captured the likeness of my dog and he has even included the glint in his eye. Since having the portrait done, he has sadly passed away but it is a beautiful reminder of him! The detail in the cottage is absolutely breathtaking. There was quite a lot of garden scenery but he has managed to capture every single bit of detail, which I imagine was very difficult. For the hours and effort that Mike must put into the drawings, the price is very reasonable! I would highly recommend MCB portraits to anyone and will definitely be using Mike again in the future.
Jo Overton
Jo Overton
13:32 14 Jun 17
Mike has been amazing from first contact - I ordered a picture of my wife's dog for her birthday and I'm so so pleased with it - stunning artwork and great communication throughout the process. I would recommend Mike to anyone!
Anjum Raja
Anjum Raja
17:30 19 Jun 17
i cant thank mike enough for the lovely portrait he drew of my partners dogs, he drew with such clarity and resemblance that i cant fault his drawings at all. mike carry on with such good work. i will definitely be using mcb again for any portraits i have i in the future.
Kirsty Westwood
Kirsty Westwood
08:46 03 Jul 17
Fantastic portrait - great detail and very friendly & professional businessman who is accessible and polite.I would thoroughly recommend and use again. Thanks Mike! Kirsty Westwood
Jamie Shutler
Jamie Shutler
14:14 12 Oct 17
I commissioned a framed portrait to present to a colleague as a farewell gift on behalf of 158 Provost Company Royal Military Police. Having received the portrait, we were genuinely amazed at the accuracy of the image. He truly managed to capture it perfectly. Utterly professional, Mike was in contact with us throughout the process and delivered exactly on time, despite the tight deadline requested by us. MCB Portraits cannot come more highly recommended. Jamie - Bulford
Aidan Walsh
Aidan Walsh
20:35 25 Sep 17
Fantastic drawing! Couldn't have asked for better. Mike was also very quick to respond to any emails. Whole process was very easy. Would highly recommend.
Chris Gwilym
Chris Gwilym
06:56 09 Sep 17
Just received the picture of my granddaughter which I bought for my wife's birthday. I'm absolutely over the moon,so life like highly recommend MCB Pencil Portraits.
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