This item sold on November 24, 2012.
The people and children in your life are so precious, and because of that it is my goal and passion to offer you high quality and beautiful portraits at an AFFORDABLE price. Portraits are personal, thoughtful and one-of-a-kind gifts and keepsakes, and they
Each portrait is completely hand-drawn on high-quality drawing paper. This listing is for one 8x10 inch custom drawing of one head and face.
HOW IT WORKS…
- Read the 5 tips on how to choose a good photograph at the bottom of this listing or under my policy section.
- Send me your image (high resolution is the best) though an Etsy convo or email it to me at paintashley [!at] gmail.com. If you are trying to choose from a few photos you like feel free to send them to me and I can give my artistic opinion on which will make the best portrait drawing.
- Within 5-10 days you will receive a digital proof of the drawing for your approval. It’s great to have you look over the drawing so you can help me improve the drawing’s accuracy. Any final changes will be made and then the original drawing is mailed in in a protective sleeve inside a sturdy cardboard mailer. You will also receive a high-resolution digital file of your portrait via email.
- It usually takes about 2 weeks for the drawing to get to your home after payment has made. If you need your portrait rushed for a special occasion convo or email me and I am usually able to work with you.
-------------------------------- PLEASE NOTE ----------------------------------
I am a student and at this time I am only able to offer 8 in. x 10 in. sized drawing due to difficulty in packaging and shipping larger drawings. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Please note that portraits are not photographs and because they are hand drawn they cannot 100% perfect to every detail. I do have enough experience with portraits to make your drawing quite accurate and recognizable, but if you are looking for a perfectly exact replica of your photograph you might want to display the photograph.
I try to make sure that the portrait you order looks as much like your photo as possible, and before your portrait is shipped you will receive a digital file for proofing for your scrutiny.
---------- WHAT MAKES A PHOTOGRAPH GOOD FOR A PORTRAIT? ----------
(The better the photograph, the better the portrait.)
The quality of the photograph is critical and can determine the quality of the drawing.
( 1 ) Photos taken in NATURAL LIGHT are great. ( But if your favorite photo
was taken inside with a flash I can still draw that too. )
( 2 ) Photos that are CLOSE-UPS ON THE FACE and show the shoulders and
whole head (or whatever you want included in the drawing) are great.
It's impossible to draw a face realistically when it is small and hard to see
(like from a group of standing people). I also usually cannot draw what is
not shown in the photograph (for example if the photo does not show the
shoulders or top of the head it is difficult to draw those things). Choose a
photo that shows what you want the portrait drawing to show.
( 3 ) A HIGH RESOLUTION photograph is critical for being able to draw all the little
details that make each face unique.
Try zooming in on the picture until it is about 8 x 10 inches in size, and if
you can't see all the little lines that define the eyes, nose and mouth a
different photograph with a higher resolution might be needed.
( 4 ) If you like the photograph enough to frame it as it is, it will likely make a
( 5 ) IF THE PHOTO YOU WANT DRAWN WAS TAKEN BY A PROFESSIONAL
PHOTOGRAPHER, we must have written permission from the photographer to
draw the photo unless the photographer gave you full copyright to the
images when you purchased them. If you send me a photograph taken by
a professional photographer you are demonstrating that you have rights to
the images and are releasing me from liability.
Have any questions? Contact the shop owner.