I am a self-taught Pencil Artist and draw pencil portraits from photographs of people and pets drawn from a photograph supplied by you. Drawings from photos will make a great gift for Christmas, Birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Anniversaries, Weddings, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.

Read testimonials or google reviews from previous customers to find out what they had to say about my portrait drawings from photos and contact me with your photo to commission a unique pencil drawing. Overseas orders are also welcome.

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 in the drawing; therefore, a clear and focused photo will allow me to create a realistic pencil drawing. I can only draw what I see, therefore if the details are blurry or of low quality, the pencil drawing will reflect this. High-resolution photos are preferable – the higher the better.

My Style is to draw exactly what I see in the photograph and exclude the background image unless requested to include. The result is a photorealistic drawing that captures the likeness and even the mood of the subjects.

I supply pencil portraits unframed, but I am happy to offer advice on what kind of frame will be suitable. 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. The pencil portrait will be delivered already inserted into the frame. Please view my frames page to view a selection of frames in different colours I can provide.

How The Process Works for Drawings from Photos

First, complete my order form, upload your photo(s) and pay 20% deposit. On receipt of order form I will check the photo(s) for quality and email you to confirm receipt and summary of your order.

When pencil portrait drawing is 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 drawings from photos depending on size and workload at the time, I will also consider the date pencil portrait(s) is required.

Photographs for Pencil Portraits​

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. Drawings from photos are sprayed with gloss varnish which forms a colourless glass clear coating to prevent smearing and smudging.

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5 Stars - Based on 52 User Reviews

Commission Drawings from Photos​

If you are thinking about commissioning me to draw pencil portrait drawings from photos, please view my price and information page. A full list of sizes I work with and prices are available.

A non-refundable 20% deposit is payable 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, I will reply as soon as I can to confirm receipt. Framing service also available.

I asked for a portrait of our family dog, Hamish, as a 50th wedding anniversary gift for my parents. The best photo I could provide was from my mobile phone, and the resulting portrait is outstanding in detail. An incredibly skilled artist with the ability to recreate not only the image but also the character. Lainey McConkey

I wanted to gift a special gift to a very special friend and Mike made the most beautiful collage from a few very photos that I had which were downloaded from the net. The quality of the photos was very poor and not an easy task which Mike accomplished beautifully. Thank you so much Mike. Meera – India

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