Graphite portraits have been my specialty for as long as I can remember. I love the simple yet powerful statement graphite can make. It is a timeless artform that's been celebrated by the masters for centuries. Due to the number of details, they take a signficant amount of time and skill to create. The result is a beautiful and unique work of art that will be treasured for a lifetime.
While children and animals are my main focus, I'm happy to draw anything you'd like. This can include wedding photos, houses, and even landscapes.
A 50%, non-refundable deposit is due for all commissions; the rest of the payment is due upon completion. Your deposit will save your place in line. Depending on the size of your portrait, please allow 4-8 weeks for the completion of your portrait. I will also inform you on how many commissions are ahead of yours.
After you submit your deposit, please send me 3-4 of your favorite photos. We will go over them together to find the reference photo that works best. These reference photos need to be clear and have at least decent lighting. Cellphone photos can be okay, but they will limit you to a smaller portrait size (generally 5" x 7" to 8" x 10"). The higher the definition, the more details I can see, and the larger your portrait can be :)
All portraits include white matting, a simple white frame, and shipping (within the continental US). For rush orders, please contact me before placing your order. The matting and frame can easily be switched out with a mat/frame of your choosing once your receive your portrait.
For now, I'm only able to open 8-10 portraits per year. Depending on my schedule, I may be able to open more, so please keep checking back!
- 5" x 7" (matted for an 8" x 10" frame) - $200 total; $100 deposit
- 8" x 10" (matted for an 11" x 14" frame) - $400 total; $200 deposit
- 9" x 12" (matted for a 12" x 16" frame) - $540 total; $260 deposit
- 11" x 14" (matted for a 16" x 20" frame) - $770 total; $385 deposit
- 12" x 18" (matted for an 18" x 24" frame) - $1080 total; $540 deposit
- 18" x 24" (matted for a 22" x 28" frame) - $1800 total; $900 deposit
Number of Subjects
- 5" x 7" - 1 subject only
- 8" x 10" - 1 subject only
- 9" x 12" - 1 subject only
- 11" x 14" - 1-2 subjects (add $50 for second subject)
- 12" x 18" - 1-3 subjects (add $75 for each extra subject)
- 18" x 24" - 1-4 subjects (add $100 for each extra subject)
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you're interested in a different size and/or number of subjects. I'm happy to work with you!
I look forward to working with you!
Custom Graphite Portrait
Because these are unique commissions, they are non-refundable.