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LIFESTYLE PENCIL PORTRAIT DRAWINGS

When thinking about commissioning a pencil portrait drawing, using a lifestyle photo taken in the moment can make for an amazingly natural pencil portrait. Using a photograph of the subject just enjoying life, maybe wandering along a beach with the wind blowing through their hair, or just sat at home reading, will convey a very relaxed perspective of the overall drawing to the viewer.

The majority of my previous work is so varied I can honestly say their isn’t one favourite setting, style or pose for a lifestyle pencil portrait drawing that people generally go for. Its basically a photo that strikes a cord with that particular individual, whether its the look on the subjects face or a beautiful setting they are in, whichever photo it is you choose for you lifestyle pencil portrait drawing, it has to be one that when you look at makes you smile and evokes happy memories.

PENCIL PORTRAIT DRAWING – LIFESTYLE SETTING

As mentioned when commissioning a lifestyle pencil portrait drawing, you need to capture that one look or setting that evokes happy memories and gives you a warm feeling. When I undertake any pencil portrait I work to an extremely high level of detail, creating a photorealistic finish to the artwork.

In order to get a photo realistic finish to the pencil portrait, the photographic reference needs to be extremely clear. With all my pencil portrait drawings I do I prefer 2-3 photos of the subject themselves, just so I can capture the exact bone structure and facial details. Having photos from different angles and in different light will help me achieve the perfect balance. With lifestyle pencil portraits capturing that one shot can more often than not be duplicated in various angles, so the additional photos can be in any setting, these will just help me get a more global viewpoint on the subject to be drawn.

For your lifestyle pencil portrait, you may want me to combine two photos to create the perfect memory for you. For instance a photo of someone dressed in the finery, but you may want them to be set within a backdrop of a beach scene, this is fine. I quite often have to combine two photos to create the perfect pencil portrait drawing.

You may have questions about the quality of your photos, and whether they are good enough to use as reference for your lifestyle pencil portrait. Not a problem, get in touch with me and if you can email them over I can discuss this with you. The rule of thumb in this matter is, if the photo is extremely crisp and has a sharp focus, then generally it will be good enough for me to use. When I work on all my pencil portraits I blow the reference up to 300% on my iPad so the reference needs clarity and be shot in good light. For more help on this please view my photo guide, it may be of use.

Your pencil portrait in a lifestyle setting can be created in black and white or full colour depending on your preference. It can also be done to whatever size you would like, from A5 all the way up to A2, please see my prices/ordering page for further details.

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    LIFESTYLE PENCIL PORTRAIT DRAWINGS

    THAT PERFECT MOMENT IN TIME

    Looking which photo to choose for your lifestyle pencil portrait can take a while, like most people, you may have hundreds of photos to trawl through, but the key is if you have that one photo that is a place or moment in time that evokes happy memories then that’s the winner.

    Once the reference photo is chosen, you will then need to decide whether you want your portrait drawing in black and white or full colour. A lot of people opt for black and white purely on the fact it adds more mood and emotion to the drawing. In terms of the size you can have your pencil portrait, my sizes range from a smaller A5 size right up to a grand A2 size (16×24″). The size can quite often depend on the quality of the reference and obviously the space you would like it to be hung. Please view my order/prices page for all sizes available, basically you can have your pencil portrait drawing any size you wish.

    Throughout the process of me doing your pencil portrait drawing I will send you regular updates as I progress the artwork. When finished I will send you a final proof to make sure you are completely happy with the drawing prior to me sending it to you.

    TYPES OF LIFESTYLE PENCIL PORTRAIT DRAWINGS

     

    SEATED MODEL

    This type of portrait can be very calming and give a real atmosphere to the drawing. Maybe its your loved one sat in a dark corner of a coffee shop looking all sultry and relaxed reading a book. Or maybe it could be that someone special in your life sat on a sun chair, on an idyllic beach looking away from the camera. There are so many scenarios that make amazing portrait drawings, but its only ones personal to you that will capture your heart.
     

    THE SUBJECT WALKING

    A truly epic image, maybe two people, captured walking amongst a tree lined setting, holding hands looking relaxed in life. Or could be an image of a single person walking along an empty beach, or in a city setting. This type of pencil portrait can be enhanced hugely by the setting, bringing back a loving memory of that moment in time.
     

    COUPLE POSE

    Maybe someone has captured you and your loved one, hugging or joking around on the sofa, sat on one anothers knee watching a movie, this can be one of the most beautiful emotive pencil portraits of all. A couple sat relaxing together can have many variations, but all will create that lasting memory of love and closeness between the two of you. This type of pencil portrait can be the perfect gift to your loved one. You may need me to combine two different photos to achieve the perfect image, not a problem, get in touch with me I will be happy to talk over things with you.

    LIFESTYLE PENCIL PORTRAIT DRAWINGS – YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

    HOW MUCH WILL A LIFESTYLE PENCIL PORTRAIT DRAWING COST ME?

    The prices for a pencil portrait vary slightly, depending on what you want, what size, what style, framed, unframed. My prices start at £90 for a 6×8 beautiful black and white pencil portrait, ranging up to £450 for a full colour A2 (16×24″) Please view all the sizes available on my prices/order page for full details.

     

    HOW CAN YOU GUARANTEE I WILL BA HAPPY WITH MY PENCIL PORTRAIT DRAWING?

    With every drawing I undertake I give a full satisfaction guarantee. Once you receive your final proof of the pencil portrait, if there are any small changes or additions you would like making, i  will do these completely free of charge until you are happy.

     

    HOW DO I ORDER MY LIFESTYLE PENCIL PORTRAIT DRAWING?

    To order your lifestyle pencil portrait I have made this process as easy as possible, simply go to my prices order page, choose the size and style you would like, pay a 25% deposit to book the order in. Once you have done this I will contact you to discuss the reference I will be using for the portrait drawing, and to also answer any questions you may have.

     

    CAN YOU FRAME MY PENCIL PORTRAIT DRAWING BEFORE SENDING IT TO ME?

    With all my pencil portraits, I offer the option of mounting and framing when finished. I have a range of frames to choose from in order to match the room it will be hung in. If you don’t have a preference I will choose the best frame to match the overall colour range of the artwork. Please view my framing page to see the choices available and also view my prices order page for full details and prices.

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