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Men are hard find gifts for! But if your guy loves his child or grandchild, he will absolutely love this! Commission a child's portrait drawn from your favorite photographs. My artwork is intensely personal because I accurately capture loved ones with sensitivity, attention to detail & personality. My favorite compliment is that I have often moved the recipient (especially if the recipient is a man) to tears by realistically capturing and celebrating their loved one.

Get an original portrait sketched in charcoal by me, portrait artist Kate Sumners. Charcoal is a superior medium for portraits than pencil because of the rich tonal depth and precise detail it affords. Your portrait will measure 8"x10" and come matted in black to 11"x14". Portraits are done on top quality Strathmore Vellum Finish Bristol Board and sprayed with an archival fixative to prevent smudging.

Additional subjects in the same portrait $75.00. I can work off of pictures you provide but I have to be particular about the photos so that I can deliver a top quality portrait. The photos should be taken in natural lighting where possible, outdoors in the shade works best. Also photo should be taken close enough to show plenty of detail. And of course it should reflect the look and personality you are after! I will not work off of out of focus or poorly lit photos because I don't want you to be disappointed with the end result. Sending lots of pictures is great because then I can get a better idea of the child's looks and personality. I will be happy to give you a consultation by email at no cost on whether or not they will work.

I would suggest that you send me a message through Etsy's email system so we can discuss how you would like your custom drawing. Briefly, here's how the portrait process works: Browse my listings to find the size and type of portrait you would like here. Next you can contact me through Etsy and email the pictures you would like me to work up an original portrait from. We can discuss your picture(s) and preferences. A 50% refundable deposit due after I approve your photos. I will then draw the portrait and make you a custom listing with watermarked images of your completed portrait in about 2 weeks. If you like it, then you pay the other 50% to buy it. No obligation, if you don't like it you can get your deposit back.

I will send the original via USPS Priority mail with tracking which arrives anywhere in the USA in 3 days or less. The process will usually take no more than 2 weeks plus shipping time, and I am sometimes able to work with you if you need it sooner.

If you want realism that shows the subject's personality, that is my specialty. I have many, many satisfied customers, check out my feedback. I am confident I can make you a gift that will absolutely be his favorite ever.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or special requests. Thank you for trusting me to capture your loved one in an heirloom quality piece of artwork that will be treasured for generations to come!

Frequently asked questions about ESArt

50% refundable deposit due on approval of reference photographs

1 subject pet portrait 8"x10" matted to fit 11x14 frame: $130
1 subject pet portrait 11"x14" matted to fit 16x20 frame: $150
Each additional subject in the same portrait: $75

1 subject people portrait 8"x10" matted to fit 11x14 frame: $165
1 subject people portrait 11"x14" matted to fit 16x20 frame: $200
Each additional subject in the same portrait: $75
Turnaround time is usually about 2 weeks from when I approve your photos by email to when I complete your portrait. Shipping then takes about 3 business days after I receive the balance of your payment if you are in the USA, longer for other countries. If you are worried about a deadline, message me and I will let you know if it's doable or not.
I have to be particular about the photo I work off of so that I can deliver a top quality portrait. Please make sure your photos are taken up close, in focus, in good lighting (outdoors in full shade works great) and clearly shows the expression you want me to capture. You can attach your pictures to an Etsy "convo" to me by selecting "Contact" on my shop page. If you have the option, send the largest possible file size picture. Do not shrink or compress the image for best results. If you are unsure whether the pictures you have are good enough for me to work off of, feel free to send them to me and I will give you a free consultation by email with my thoughts.
I offer an 8"x10" size which comes matted to fit an 11"x14" frame


an 11"x14" size which comes matted to fit a 16"20" frame
No. Original portraits come matted but not framed to cut back on shipping expenses and because everyone's taste and decor is different.

The original portraits come matted in black, wrapped in acetate and mounted on foam board which does make for an attractive presentation as a gift.

Men's Gift Custom Child Portrait Drawn in Charcoal for Anniversary etc


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: strathmore vellum finish bristol board, 11x14 black mat, foamboard, krystal seal bag, portrait, drawing, charcoal
  • Made to order
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
  • Feedback: 84 reviews
  • Favorited by: 10 people