The Basic Portrait Price: Is for one person with a simple shadowed background. This includes: consultation, preview and proofing of the final portrait, mat, and backing board. Background or Foreground Additions: The addition of extra detail in the background or foreground of your portrait such as; architecture, furniture, cars, children’s toys, landscape elements, will be considered on an individual basis, along with any clothing which exhibits intricate patterns such as a floral dress or plaid shirt. More than one person in same portrait: There will be a 20% fee for each additional subject included. Picture Size: You don’t have to choose a large size for your portrait to be outstanding. Some of my favorites are actually the smaller ones. Some examples in this brochure are “Curious” and “Slumber Party”. When considering a size, remember that the mat will be at least 1 1/2 in. wide or to the next common frame size. Basic Portrait Prices Effective December 2007 Head or Head and Shoulders with Shadowed Background Small: 3x5 to 5x5…………...…………….$40 Approximately 30 sq. in. maximum Medium: 5x7 to 8x10...…………………….$70 Approximately 90 sq. in. maximum Large: 8x12 to 12x16……………………..$100 Approximately 200 sq. in. maximum Extra Large: 12x18 to 18x24…………………..$130 Approximately 450 sq. in. maximum Three Quarter or Full Body with Shadowed Background Large: 8x12 to 12x16……………………$130 Approximately 200 sq. in. maximum Extra Large: 12x18 to 18x24…………………..$160 Approximately 450 sq. in. maximum Artistic Portraits: I work in charcoal and graphite...sometimes using prismacolor for desired focal points. I do both portraits and still life, but I have to admit, portraiture is my passion. I believe that a successful portrait is not just about how close it looks like the reference photo, but how well it portrays the person. A great portrait captures the soul of the individual, it is unique and touching. Reference Photos: I can create wonderful portraits from your favorite photos. Different backgrounds can be added, people can be “put together”. I can create just about any grouping you desire if I have the subject matter to work from. Take lots of photos...don’t pose them all, try some candid shots. These unplanned photos quite often “say” the most amazing things in a drawing. Putting your color images on a CD is great. This will allow me to manipulate your photos to get the best reference possible. Use the highest resolution your camera supports and save the image as extra fine jpeg or tiff. Please do not crop photos yourself The Process: Once we agree on a reference photo and the finished size of your portrait. I will give you a price quote. If this is agreeable, I will give you a contract. You will need to sign and return with a 50% down payment. Once I receive this, your portrait will be included in my schedule and I will advise you of a finished date. If there is no one on my schedule ahead of you, it will take three to four weeks to finish your portrait. All this may sound complicated, but really it isn’t...I will work closely with you in choosing a photo, and help you decide on a size and format best fitting your needs and budget. It is important to me that my portrait work be acquirable for all those who desire it. I look forward to receiving your photos
Biography: I have been a freelance drawing and painting artist for the past seven years. I recently graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2007, with an emphasis in drawing at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, which is located in Chicago's western suburbs. Click on Gallery tab to view a few example commission pieces I have done. Click on Guest book tab to leave comments or concerns that you may have, or contact me by email. Thanks and Have a great day.
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