Pencil Portrait Drawings from Photographs

My name is Mike and I draw pencil drawings on size A3, A4 or A5 extra smooth surface drawing pads.

I am a self-taught Pencil Portrait Artist with 10 years of experience drawing pencil portraits commissions. I provide good quality drawings of people and pets drawn from client/customers photographs. My pencil portraits 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.

I can promise that I will capture the likeness and even the mood of the subject in your photograph.

Read my Testimonials from previous clients/customers to find out what they had to say about my pencil portraits and contact me with your photos to commission/order a unique pencil drawing.

How It Works

  • Complete my order form and pay 20% deposit
  • I will check the photo for quality and email you to confirm receipt and summary of your order
  • When portrait is complete I will send email with image of the pencil portrait for you to review and approve
  • If you approve a link within the email will request the remaining 80% balance to be paid via PayPal
  • When I receive confirmation of payment from PayPal I will pack pencil portrait in a padded envelope and ship via Royal Mail
  • Pencil portrait will take within 1 to 6 weeks to complete depending on workload

Order Form          Price List          Contact Form

Christmas Gift: If you are considering a pencil portrait as a personalised gift for Christmas, this is the right time to place an order to guarantee completion and delivery before Christmas. I get very busy leading up to Christmas, therefore by placing an order now I can allocate a time slot for you and deliver in time for Christmas.

Drawing of a Baby Pet Pencil Drawing Drawing of a Girl Wedding Pencil Portraits Family Sketch George Harrison Portrait


The photograph(s) you send to me should be clear and sharp because the sharper the photo is the better the portrait will be. I can only draw what I see, therefore if the details are blurry or of low quality, the pencil portraits will reflect this. I would prefer photos with high-resolution – the higher the better. To prevent smearing and smudging I also spray each portrait with gloss varnish which forms a colourless glass clear coating.


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 also provide a framing service at a reasonable price. If you require a frame with your pencil portrait. Please view my frame page for wider selection and more information.


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 was. 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 below, 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 definitely 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 wasn’t able to 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

My portraits were amazing! A true likeness to my photos and excellent quality! A professional service , delivered as arranged and on time.
Made a great Christmas gift to keep forever. THANK YOU

Linda – Birmingham

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