FORMAL PENCIL PORTRAIT DRAWINGS
If you’re thinking you would like a formal pencil portrait doing, the crucial thing to have captured in the photo is ‘the moment’, the moment the person is looking at their very best and their feelings of confidence and happiness. Capturing these emotions and looks in your pencil portrait drawing is what my primary focus will be, in addition to capturing the persons expression and facial details, creating the perfect formal pencil portrait drawing.
In order to capture this level of detail, the photos I use as reference needs to be of good quality. Ideally I would like 2-3 photos of the subject with one photo being the key image to use and the pencil portrait drawing. In having a variety of photos this allows me to get a more global visual representation of the subject, through different angles, colours and light settings. If you only have the one photo of the subject you would like me to draw don’t worry, it sometimes just helps if the photos aren’t of the best quality.
Sometimes people would like a combination of photos using to create their perfect pencil portrait drawing. Maybe use the pose and clothing of one photo, but use the head of another photo, this is fine as to capture the perfect image in one photo is sometimes quite difficult. If this is the case just let me know when ordering and I will happily talk this over with you.
You may be concerned that your photo is not good enough quality for me to use as reference for your formal pencil portrait, by all means feel free to email it over to me, I will respond within 24hrs to let you know if I can work with it. The rule of thumb with photographic reference is, if the image on your phone, or in a print, has well defined clarity and definition, then its usually great to use as reference. I do prefer to have the photos provided digitally as I enlarge them on my iPad to 300% in order to capture the tiniest details of the image. If you have prints thats also fine, they just need to be really clear so I can photograph them and enlarge them in the same way.
You can have your formal pencil portrait drawing in black and white or full colour, at sizes ranging from A5 through to A2. I can also mount and frame your pencil portrait if required, please let me know at the time of ordering so I can order it in time.