About MCB Pencil Portraits

Picture drawings of people, pets and other subjects from photographs supplied by you.

Dog Portrait in Pencil

There’s something very special and unique about the magical aesthetic that pencil portrait drawings can capture – which is why I’ve made it my mission to provide some of the most elegant and striking picture drawings to capture every emotion.

When it comes to art, I am a strong believer in the importance of every detail, and it is because of this unique approach that I can provide the finest, photo-realistic portraits and picture drawings to every client who places their trust in me.

My hand-drawn pencil portraits are delivered unframed as standard; however, I am happy to frame the pencil portrait for you. Please select a frame from my frames page by clicking on the link in the footer. I can provide this service from an online source, saving you a lot of time and hassle doing it yourself.

If you do choose to include a frame with your order, the pencil portrait will be neatly inserted into the frame and carefully wrapped for maximum protection.

Portrait of a Dog
Drawing of a Man - About

Who am I?

My name is Mike, and for me, there is nothing more exquisite than the beauty of pencil portraits. All too often, people overlook the artistry and elegance that the gentle strokes of a graphite pencil on canvas can provide – but I have always aspired to change that.

A Unique Approach to Art Capturing Every Detail

I am entirely self-taught as an artist. This is something I am very proud of, and I am convinced that it has allowed me to truly master my own art photo-realistic pencil style.

Away from the constraints of a classroom, I’ve had the opportunity to tailor my approach to drawings and art to capture the subject’s unrivalled beauty. I examine every detail of your photograph, allowing me to capture even the most subtle of details for a finished product that is simply extraordinary.

Stunning Lifelike Pencil Drawings For You

If you ask me, no other painting style can compete with the spectacular beauty of pencil drawings. Every one of my picture drawings is finished to the highest standard to capture every subtle aspect of your photograph, giving it an exceptional finish that only adds to the original beauty of the photograph.

Contact me today to learn more about my art style, and process, and how I can assist you in creating a pencil drawing for your own special photos. I’ve created some of the most lifelike and emotive pencil drawings for clients all over the world, as well as here in the UK; it’s my passion for providing the best that has helped me earn so many 5-star reviews, and I’ll do my best to help you create the artwork you’ve always wanted as well.

Are you looking for ideas for your pencil drawings? You can check out a snapshot of my work on Instagram, where I share the best drawings from photographs, mainly pet pencil drawings from photos.

Turnaround Time

Turnaround times vary depending on the size and detail of your pencil drawings, as well as your delivery location and the date pencil portrait required. It can take 1 to 8 weeks for your pencil drawings to arrive after your deposit is paid. I strongly advise ordering early during busy periods like Valentine’s Day and Christmas as there’s a limited number of slots available.


If you’re purchasing your pencil drawings as gifts, I can help you find the perfect frame to finish off your pencil portrait. Every drawing is sprayed with a gloss varnish to create a clear protective coating that allows the pencil drawing to last a lifetime. It’s a family heirloom that you’ll want to pass down through the generations. 


Pencil drawings are a personal gift that you can give to someone special for their birthday, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, anniversaries, or any life milestone. I create my drawings in A6 to A3 size – making them ideal for framing in your home and displaying for everyone to see.