what i do
I create bespoke artwork commissions which make for beautiful keepsakes. I aim to capture the character and presence of each individual I draw. Specializing in Equine and Canine Portraits, I use graphite to build up those fine details that make your pet unique.
There are many sizes and options available to cover every eventuality - from mini-mounted portraits (the perfect gift idea!) through to larger scale portraits for that statement piece. If you choose to commission a drawing from me, I guarantee it will take pride of place on your wall, desk, or wherever you choose to display it!
how i do it
When you come to me for a drawing I will ask what you have in mind; many people already have a good idea of what they would like. I try to get a feel for what that is so I can bring your vision to life and create a lasting memory to hang on your wall.
If you do not have a strong idea - not to worry! I will happily look at the images you have and talk you through the different options to find the right way to represent your ideas.
Peter contacted me with pictures of his four racehorses. With a specific layout in mind, using Photoshop, I was able to merge his images and re-positioned them until we had the perfect composition.
Working from high quality photographs allows me to accept commissions from clients worldwide. Check out my guide for taking a quality reference photo.
reference photo guide
I pride myself in customer relations and aim to make the process easy and enjoyable. Updating you with regular photos as your drawing takes shape allows you to play an active role in the process, making sure you are happy with every last hair!
The customer's input ensures I capture the character and likeness of each individual, however if you would prefer to leave it in my hands, I am very happy to keep it a surprise till competition!
Additional quality giclee prints of your piece are available if you wish to share your artwork with family and friends.
I am also able to print your drawing onto products such as key rings and cushions - the perfect gift for family and friends!
gift to a loved one
Drawings make the perfect gift for that person who already has everything - you can't go wrong with an original artwork unique to them. Looking to gift a drawing, but would prefer to leave it up to the recipient to pick a picture? I offer Pencil Portrait Vouchers, tailored to your budget and individual order.
The vouchers come beautifully presented and packaged (so all the hard work is done for you!) and can be made to a value that suits you, making them a quick and easy gift idea that you know will be well received.
request a quote
Because each pencil portrait is unique to you, I provide individual quotations based on the photographs supplied. Fill out the form to receive your accurate, no obligation quote. In the 'order' section please include:
PREFERRED DRAWING SIZE
DETAIL (E.G. HEAD PORTRIAT / FULL BODY DRAWING)
ANY SPECIAL REQUESTS
DATE REQUIRED (IF APPLICABLE)
I will get back to you as soon as possible via e-mail with your quote.