Portraits, Fine Art, Print

Dog pencil portrait in graphite and charcoal pencils

Creating original pencil portraits is a real passion of mine. I have loved to draw for as long as I can remember with people and animals being my favourite subjects. I work predominantly in pencil and use a mixture of graphite, charcoal, pastel and carbon to create a full range of tones in my pencil drawings. That favourite photo of a special person or treasured memory can be turned into a wonderful piece of art for your home, or make a perfect gift.

Have your favourite photos transformed into beautiful original artwork in pencil or pastel. Portraits can make a very special and unique gift. Your portrait could be a special person or a pet. Alternatively I am happy to recreate any image you have in mind.

You can even buy additional prints of your drawing, created on a professional printer using high quality paper and fade resistant inks.

Select your favourite photo and have it transformed into a beautiful piece of artwork! Visit the Gallery page to see examples of my work. Portraits can also make a lovely and unique gift for someone special.

How to Commission a Portrait

I have set out below a summary of the main stages involved in commissioning a portrait.  Please feel free to get in touch and get in touch and I am happy to talk you through the process and any concerns you may have.

1. Select a photograph

Select a photo that you would like me to recreate for you. Feel free to pull together a selection of several photos and I am happy to advise you on which I think would work best.  Try to choose as high a quality image as possible. For more information on choosing the right photo click here to view my advice.

2. Arrange your Commission

Get in touch via the Contact page, by email to elaineemeryart@outlook.com or via Facebook/ Instragram and we can then agree the details of your commission.  The information I will need is:-

  • Photo(s) to be used for the commission.
  • Size required (A4 or A3).
  • Date required.
  • If you’d like any prints with your order.
  • Anything extra required other than head and shoulders (for example full body or background to be included).

I will advise on what photo works best and agree a composition with you.  We can also talk about timescales if you need your portrait by a particular date.

I’m happy to send through several options of how the portrait could look so that you can pick the layout you prefer.

3.  Pay a Deposit

After speaking to you I will ask for a deposit to be paid which is just £30 for orders up to a value of £150.  This is paid via the Commission Deposit page. Work with a total value of over £150 a 30% deposit will be required and you will be able to pay for this via bank transfer or PayPal.  This will secure you a spot in my calendar.  

4.  Work in Progress

I will start work as per the timescale we have agreed. Once I feel that the picture is complete enough for you to be able to see what the final picture will look like I will send you a photo.  At this stage you can ask for any revisions to the picture and I will make any changes.

5. Payment of the Final Balance

Once complete an image of your final drawing will be sent by email.   At this time please make the final payment of the outstanding amount.  I will send you instruction on how to pay the remaining balance.   

6. Delivery

The final portrait will then be ready to send securely by tracked post.  It will be well packaged to ensure it arrives safely.

For UK orders shipping cost is £7.95.

For international orders a postage price will be provided on request

7. Your Guarantee

I want you to be absolutely delighted with your purchase so, if you are not completely satisfied for any reason whatsoever, just get in touch and we’ll resolve it.  You will be able to see an image of the final drawing before postage to check that you are totally satisfied.

I am happy to answer any further questions you may have so please do get in touch!



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