How to Commission a Drawing

Commissioning a drawing means I use your photo(s) as a reference to create a piece of realistic pencil art. To learn more about the art you’ll receive click here. The process is simple and you can give as much input as you like on the finished piece.  Here I will cover the process of setting up a commission and some information on providing a quality reference photo for me to work from.

You can reach me through my contact page to begin a conversation through email, Facebook Messenger, or phone. I will have you email me your photo and we’ll settle on details such as size, cropping, or anything you’d like added or removed for the drawing. I’ll start the drawing or add it to the queue as soon as I receive payment of at least 50%. I’m happy to send you progress shots of the drawing, and when finished I’ll send you a high-resolution scan. If you’re happy with what you see I’ll ship it l as soon as I receive final payment if you haven’t already paid in full.

I will need a good quality image to work from that isn’t too small or blurry, but it doesn’t need to be a professional quality photo. I will let you know if I can produce a good drawing from your image so feel free to ask if you’re not sure. The most striking drawings start with a high quality image to work from, but I’m also able to improve on a lower quality photo quite a bit if that’s all a person has available. A common reaction I get is “it looks so much better than the photo!”