What do I really offer...
No offense to photos, photos are great.. but sometimes they can be ordinary, and stale. Most photographs only capture a frozen moment in time, they do not capture the aliveness and the essence of the subject. Just like a good photographer can capture the aliveness of the moment, a good artist captures the aliveness of the subject. A souless camera simply captures everything, while an artist can emphasize the most important and essential aspects of a subject.
And that is where my passion lies... which is to produce classy and elegant pieces of Art! Art that can last a life time and more! (want to see the process of my drawings in action? check out my youtube channel HERE or speed drawing video section under gallery menu)
If you would like to commission me for a portrait, the steps are very simple:
1. Contact me via email, detailing your request for the portrait, its size, number of figures in the drawing etc.
2. Send me one or more high quality photo of the subject via email
3. After requesting a 50% deposit, I will start the drawing and will email you a digital image for review when it is almost completed.
4. After you are absolutely happy with the result, I'll request rest of the fee and ship the portrait to you.
I may be able to do special requests like combining multiple figures to one drawing/add backgrounds etc.
*New Offering !!You can now get your very own time-lapse video of your commissioned portrait* See time lapse video section under commission for more information.
Photo quality guideline
It is very important that the source picture that I'm working with is good quality. Which means it should be well focused with good lighting (lighting that is not too flat). One of the great strength of charcoal is contrast, so highly dynamic/dramatic/interesting shadow and lighting can work very well.
If you are unsure you can always just send me a picture and ask.
For price information, check price section on the left menu.