I'd be delighted to paint your portrait! Whether this is a gift to your lover or to yourself: commissioning a portrait is special! That's why I put together this handy guide.
The information on this page should answer most of your questions. Nevertheless, don't hesitate to contact me if your question remains unanswered.
Will you draw me, my wife, my kids, my dog?
I draw anything and anyone you like, as long as you have clear pictures of the subject(s). If you expect an insane level of detail, please understand you should be able to deliver a photo with the same level of detail as you expect. The drawing will always be comparable in terms of quality.
What do I receive when the portrait is finished?
You'll receive a digital .jpg-file with 300 DPI, poster size A2 ready to print for whatever private use you'd like. If at some point you'd like to use this private portrait for commercial purposes, my terms and conditions require you informe me to permission and pay an appropriate fee.
How long does it take to paint my portrait?
As much as I'd like to be able to answer this question, I can't.
Everything depends on your specific wishes. In any case it's best to take into account per portrait I'll need about 3 weeks average.
Current portrait prices
2 people/couple from the shoulders up
Themed portrait with items added from imagination/special requests (e.g. 'my dog pictured as a king on a throne' or 'married couple imagined in Peaky Blinders atmosphere')
What kind of photos do you need?
I'll need pictures as sharp as a Japanese sushi knife with neutral lighting. Your photos are all I have as reference material. Most of the time, I don't actually know the person that I'm painting. This means I need as much detail as I can get from the picture(s) you're showing me. I understand it's hard to grasp the level of quality I need in order to be able to start painting. As stated above, you get what you give. High quality photo = high quality painting and vice versa. A blurry picture does not allow me to see small details like pimples or the length of eyelashes. To illustrate this, I added some examples below. No worries though: if I feel the quality I receive is poor, I will ask for better pictures.