How to Commission a Portrait

Here you'll find the steps to ordering a pencil portrait of your own, as well as a link to my pencil portrait pricing and sizes. I ship my portraits to every corner of the world. A shipping quote will be provided once I know the size the portrait is going to be and where it's going home to.


Simply follow these steps:


  • Get in touch. I'd love to discuss your ideas and answer any questions you might have.​

  • Send me some photographs via email. I will need a sharp, digital photograph to work from, but feel free to send as many as you like for me to look at. We can then discuss which would work best. When emailing photographs, send the photos at their original size. I unfortunately won't be able to work from photos that aren't sharp, as I can only draw the details that I can see and need to be able to zoom in on these. For a head and chest portrait, the photo preferably needs to be/ have been taken at eye level and be nice and close up. Photographs taken outdoors in natural light with no harsh shadows (not in direct sunlight), work best.​

  • Decide on the size of your drawing.  I recommend that you decide where you would like to hang the portrait (if it's not a gift), and then cut out pieces of paper or card and hold it up, not forgetting to add extra for the mount and frame.​ Please choose a link below to view my price and size list:

Pencil Portrait Prices in USD

Pencil Portrait Prices in EUR

Pencil Portrait Prices in GBP

Pencil Portrait Prices in AUD

Pencil Portrait Prices in CAD

Pencil Portrait Prices in ZAR

Pencil Portrait Prices Other Countries

Waiting time depends upon the length of my commissions list, the size of the portrait, and the number of subjects included. I can give you an estimate upon inquiry. Should you need your portrait by a certain date, please mention it when ordering and I will let you know if it would be possible. 

If you have any questions, you can contact me at any time at or leave a message on the contact page.

I also have a FAQ page for quick answers to some commonly asked questions.


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