Drawings from photographs 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. I provide excellent photo realistic pencil portraits from photographs of people and pets drawn from a photograph supplied by you. Drawings from photos will make a great personalised gift for any occasion, such as Christmas, Birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Anniversaries, Weddings, Mother’s Day or Father’s 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.
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 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.
How The Process Works
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 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 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.
Commission Pencil Portrait
If you are thinking about commissioning me to draw pencil portraits 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 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 form or contact form, I will reply as soon as I can to confirm receipt.
Amazing Work: I asked for a pencil portrait of our family dog, Hamish, as a 50th wedding anniversary gift for my parents. The best photo I could provide was from my cell 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 a Special Gift: 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
Contacted Mike on Short Notice: Contacted Mike on short notice with drawing of 2 children, When Mike sent me the picture on completion I was speechless and blown away it was better than I expected. Everyone who has seen it since has commented and thought it was an actual photograph until told it was a drawing. I would highly recommend. Nicola Dulsan