After an initial discussion over the telephone, I will usually arrange a visit at your convenience to make preparatory drawings or take photographs for reference. Only one short session is required (less than 1 hr). Alternatively it is usually possible to create a portrait from a favourite photograph, provided that the image contains enough detail - this is the preferred option if your portrait is to be a surprise gift! I can show you examples of pencil work, charcoal, conte, and ink to help to narrow down your choice of medium/ media. Prices for a portrait start from just £250, see below for a more detailed price list.
You are welcome to visit my South London studio to view your work in progress, and it will be delivered (framed if required) to your specified address upon completion. Portraits take up to a month to complete, please bear this in mind when commissioning as a gift. Christmas commissions should be made in November.
If you have any questions or are interested in the possibilities of commissioning a portrait, please don't hesitate to get in touch here. I will be happy to discuss your requirements in depth to ensure that the finished work is exactly what you are looking for.
Prices below are a rough guide, as your individual requirements will be taken into account when preparing your quote. Half the amount is payable upon agreeing the commission, and the other half when the image is finished to your satisfaction and delivered.
For drawings of one person:
A4 (21 x 29cm), £250
A3 (29 x 42cm) £300
A2 (42 x 59.5cm) £400
A1 (59.5 x 81cm) £500
Add £50 for each extra person. Please note that drawings with two or more people are not available in A4 due to space restrictions: A2 and A1 are recommended for multiple portraits. Sizes are a rough guide unless you specify otherwise, as I may vary the composition and crop from larger paper.
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