In addition to the more traditional mediums of coloured pencil, pastel and graphite, I now create digital portraits. I use the Procreate app on my iPad Pro to produce highly detailed and realistic images. I have developed my digital art skills during 2021 and I am very excited to be able to broaden my offering to include this new and flourishing form of art.
Each portrait is drawn by hand and consists of many layers and individual "brush" strokes. An A4 portrait will take me approximately 15 hours to draw. I work from high quality digital photos and will collaborate with you to determine the best composition and features of your portrait. Text and a unique background can be added to further bespoke the image.
I tend to work on a standard A size or square canvas but I can work to a bespoke canvas size upon request. My standard fee for a digital portrait with a plain (colour wash or simple texture) background is:
A4 (29.7cm by 21.0cm) or 20cm square canvas - £100
A3 (42.0cm by 29.7cm) or 30cm square canvas - £150
A supplement of 20% will be added for each additional subject e.g. a portrait of two dogs will incur a 20% uplift to the prices above and a portrait of three dogs will incur a 40% uplift.
The portrait can be sent to you as a PDF or JPEG file for you to use as you like. Alternatively, I can produce a high quality print of the portrait. Your print will be a giclée print on archival quality fine art paper. I use two papers; Hahnemuhle Pearl 285gsm paper which has a smooth orange peel texture and a bright neutral white base with a satin finish and Hahnemuhle Photorag 308gsm which has a super matt finish with a minimal texture and a chalky smooth cotton feel. You may wish to have the print mounted and we can discuss this option in more detail. For an indication of the price for a print please see below:
A4 or 20cm x 20cm square £20
A3 or 30cm x 30cm square £30
Each printed portrait is beautifully packaged and makes a wonderful gift. If you are interested in commissioning a unique digital portrait please get in touch.
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