For yourself it's an unforgettable souvenir, for a loved one it is a perfect unique gift whether it's for a birthday, for Christmas or any other occasions.
I always work from photographs, and please note that my drawings can only be as good as the picture you send me. Which means that the bigger the picture, the better I draw the details.
Any demands that you might have concerning the drawing are usually do-able, for example:
-merge different photos together to have different subjects in the same drawing
-remove pimples, blemishes, wrinkles, rearrange hair, give a eye makeup effect on female subjects
-draw different clothes than the one on the original picture if you have a photo reference
Any ideas/requests that you might have are possible, we just need to discuss the details to make sure that I understand your demands and deliver what you expect.
Materiel wise, I only work with Strathmore Bristol Smooth or Vellum paper which is acid free and heavy weight. Acid free meaning that it is made to preserve the document for long periods of time. As for the pencils I use the Staedtler drawing pencils ranged from 8B to 6H to have the most variety in terms of shading and also with some charcoal pencils.
To make sure that the drawing won't fade during years I fix them with the non-yellowing Pebeo fixative for pastel, pencil and charcoal. It fixes the color without modifying it's appearance.
Sizes and prices:
5" X 7" = $100
8" X 10" = $150 & up
11 X 14" = $200 & up
Other sizes would be possible but would need to be discussed.
I accept payments through paypal and money orders although other forms of payments can be discussed and I will ship the item to you via an express carrier in a well secured envelope to avoid any folds in the drawing. I will only send you scans at first for the approval of the draft, and once the drawing is completed in case you need me to make any extra modifications.
For any additional questions or to order a drawing, simply send me a note or a private message at firstname.lastname@example.org