Custom Portrait Illustration - Black & White Sketch
Each artwork is detailed and lovingly drawn from scratch, by hand, using a magical digital pen and tablet (think of it like good old pen and paper). Along with the textured “pencils” and “paint” I use, this technique ensures that the final piece looks just like its traditional counterpart.
Since this is a single portrait, I will be drawing only your head, neck and torso (including your arms of course) … but nothing below the waist. Although the sketch will be monochrome, I would be happy to add an optional pop of colour.
For a full-colour digital painting, please see my other listings.
Before I can get started, I require a few clear, high-quality reference images of you or the subject along with a design brief, detailing your vision for the piece. Although I base the artwork on the images you provide, I am more than happy to include one or two changes, additional props or custom accessories (within reason). Any reference images that will help convey these "extras" are more than welcome. Please also include any information regarding how the image will be used and how big/in which format you intend to print it.
Once I have received your design brief and references, I will get started. As soon as I've made some progress, I will send you a rough draft for review. During this stage we can iron out any kinks and make sure you're happy with it thus far - This would be a good time to make any change requests. After I've completed the piece, I will email you the final high-resolution, print-ready, digital artwork file, including any additional formats, e.g. a square format for sharing on social media.
Please note that I currently do not offer prints (subject to change). This offer therefore includes the DIGITAL ARTWORK FILE ONLY. This means that you will have to either print the image yourself or go to your local print shop and have it printed there. On the plus side, this ALSO means that you won’t have to pay extra, wait longer for delivery or worry about shipping mishaps. Win-win?
If you have any questions or are unsure about the process, please feel free to message me before making the purchase. This way we can limit the back-and-forth and ensure that we have all we need to help bring your masterpiece to life!
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Please note that no physical item will be shipped. You will receive a digital copy of the final artwork via email.
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For custom art and design requests, due to the nature of my work being digital (meaning no physical products to return), I do not accept any refunds or returns. I will however work closely with you to ensure that you are happy with the final artwork.
I currently do not offer prints (subject to change) and all final files will be available for download as a high-quality (300 dpi), print-ready digital image. This means not having to wait or pay extra for shipping and not having to worry about your parcel arriving safely or being sent the wrong item (We've all been there, right?).