About The Art Of Portraiture
I would like to share my advice regarding drawing and painting portraits, no matter the medium. The most important and fundamental task is to learn the anatomy and proportions of the human skull and its features. Practice, practice practice is so very important whether you prefer to draw impressionistic or realistic portraits. I can't stress that enough! There are basic rules but there are also exceptions to the rules that apply to drawing the human face. Straight on, profile, or 3/4 view, most faces all share common traits. Perspective is also a key component to drawing lifelike portraits.
Have your favorite loved one rendered in Graphite/Pencil from your favorite photograph. Black & White or Color Photo is acceptable. Make sure you provide the highest quality/resolution image possible. You can email them directly as an attachment(s) or by mail. Photos sent by mail will be returned to you. Please provide a self addressed stamped envelope with your photo(s). Contact me for a pastel or oil portrait fee quote or for any additional questions. Join my mailing list for special offers and great discounts!
Pencil/Graphite portraits start at $250.00 and are available in 3 sizes.
11 x 14 Inches $250.00 One Person
14 x 17 Inches $350.00 One Person. Additional Image add $175 or 1/2 of single price (example. 2 faces on this size would total $525.00)
16 x 20 Inches $450.00 One Person. Additional Image add $225 or 1/2 of single price (example. 2 faces on this size would total $675.00)
Pastel portraits start at $750.00 & up
12 x 19 Inches
19 x 25 Inches
Oil portraits start at $2500 & up
16 x 20 Inches
20 x 24 Inches
24 x 30 Inches