Using coloured pencil or graphite, I create a range of portraits of
animals and wildlife, as well as people. Working from photographs, each piece
is painstakingly worked on to reflect the true character of each subject.
Doing portraits is a very personal undertaking, and I take care to deliver
something that you will love and adore for years to come.
Once you’ve decided what sort of size you would like, get in touch by email. Along with a selection of
photographs (please see tips below), let me know what size you are thinking and anything else you might
feel I should know at this initial stage
I will look at your photographs and see which one I feel is the most suitable to work at the size you would like
We’ll then chat through the process, and at this stage I ask that you pay a deposit to confirm your booking
Once I have received your deposit I will then proceed with your portrait, giving you regular updates on progress
When I’ve finished, and most importantly that you are happy, the final balance is due before I ship your
portrait off to you
Having the right photo to work with is a really important part of the process. Below are some tips for what are good photos, and also what makes a bad photo ~ if you’re unsure, please do email me
• High resolution photo taken with a digital camera/smart phone
• Taken outside in natural daylight. (Not direct sunlight, as it’s too harsh and the subject can appear washed out)
•The photo is taken at the same level as the subject
• Facially, the subject should take up at least half of the image
• A good way of testing whether a photo is detailed enough is to zoom in on the face, if we can see lots of detail in the face; a good reflection in the eyes, plus individual hairs on the animals coat, then it should be of a high enough resolution for me to work with!
• Distance: When the subject takes up less than a third of the image, then there won’t be enough detail for me to work with
• Action Shot: Whilst often great pics, they don’t usually capture crisp detail, such as the eyes and individual hair; often appearing blurr
• Indoor/Artificial Light: Photos taken in artificial light often have a yellowy cast to them, therefore distorting colours, particularly whites and lighter tones