Announcement Historically inspired art, animal illustration, Victorian prints, custom and literary portraits. Please check out my new website at www.DebraStyer.com to see more of my work. Feel free to convo me with any questions you might have!
Historically inspired art, animal illustration, Victorian prints, custom and literary portraits. Please check out my new website at www.DebraStyer.com to see more of my work. Feel free to convo me with any questions you might have!
Andrew Johnston on Apr 14, 2017
Edwin. Top left corner is such a great addition to my collection/gallery. Wonderful customer service as well. Thank you!
eoskam on Apr 12, 2017
Very happy with my portrait of Kafka. Thank you very much!
Creating illustration to enliven the world.
I grew up in a small town in Massachusetts and studied illustration at Massachusetts College of Art. I moved to San Francisco in 1995 and have been working to make my illustration dream happen.
I started bluehour studio in 2010, and opened up my Etsy shop in late 2011. I've always been inspired by history and story telling. I have a deep love for everything vintage and Victorian. I love learning about different histories and people. As a kid, my favorite dream was to have a time machine, in which I could pop into different worlds, meet people and look around. Now my paintings allow me to do that.
As for the artwork itself, my work is pretty old-school. Each new illustration is created by first making a graphite drawing and then painting it with layers of watercolor and gouache. I keep adding new layers until it looks right and my characters seem to come to life.
Each painting is then carefully scanned and resized and then printed out on my fancy Epson printer. Each of these limited edition prints are then titled, numbered and signed and waiting for you.
I hope you enjoy what I do!
Find out more here:
p.s. I also do custom portraits!
If you have any questions or just want to say hello, send me a convo!
Illustrator and portrait painter, history nerd.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
How do custom portraits work?
How it works: Send me an email to get the conversation started and ideas flowing. You will need a good photo reference or two of your subject. Next, I will start on the sketches, send these to you and make changes if needed. When everything is Ok, I I will start on the finished piece. When all is done, I send the illustration off in mail to you.
Each piece will be created on illustration board and painted with watercolor and gouache paints.
Sound fun? Let's start a conversation...
Each portrait will take approximately 3 to 4 weeks from start to finish. Very complex pieces may take a bit longer.
About the Art....© Please Note
All artwork and descriptions are copyright ©Debra Styer. Sale of original artwork and/or prints does not transfer copyright or allow reproduction/distribution rights.
More Notes about shipping...
Orders placed from within the US ship USPS First Class mail. Orders usually get shipped 1 to 3 days after your order is received.
International Print orders ship International First Class International mail with customs forms.
International orders of originals ship International Priority Mail with customs forms.
Any customs fees or duties are the responsibility of the customer.
Please allow at least 4-6 weeks for delivery of your International package. (Transit times vary greatly by country). If you have not received your order in this time, please contact me.