the Right Photograph !
When choosing the photograph of your
subject try and find a large a picture
to work from. It is possible to get
good results working from a small
photograph but the larger the
original photo the more detail
I can extract from it.
The key to a good portrait is shading,
and so a photo taken in natural light
will be easier to get good results from
than a photo where the subject is
washed out in flash.
Try and find a picture where one side
of the face is distinctly darker than
the other as this will give the portrait
depth and form - but don't despair if
you can't. Even a picture taken with
strong flash can be used to draw a
good pencil portrait .
Above all, choose a good picture of
your subject. Does it really look like
them or is it the one photo where
they're not themselves? Remember
what I see on the photo is what
Once you've chosen the photograph
you want ,tell me what you want
me to draw from it. Do you want
one person or several.
Do you want just their face,
or would you like their
shoulders as well? Without this
information I cannot guarantee I
will draw exactly what you want.
All photos will be returned to you
along with the completed portrait.
While the Portrait is insured against damage
in the post,
I cannot accept liability for
your photographs damaged in the post.
I aim to have all portraits finished
within 10 Days of commission, but
this may vary with demand.