Pen and ink portrait by Jesse Breytenbach Illustration
Pen and ink portrait by Jesse Breytenbach Illustration
Pen and ink portrait by Jesse Breytenbach Illustration
Pen and ink portrait by Jesse Breytenbach Illustration
Pen and ink portrait by Jesse Breytenbach Illustration
A6 unframed pen and ink drawing on 135g Euroart low-gloss paper, with space for framing (full size of paper is A5).

An original portrait, drawn from your photos. 

How long will it take?

About a week.

The process:

Send me up to 3 photos of the subject; I draw, and then send you a low-res scan of the drawing. You let me know what you think, and if you're happy, I post you the drawing. 

If you're not happy with the first draft, I'll make changes, and send another scan. If at this point I haven't achieved a likeness you're happy with, we cancel the sale and I refund you. 

Some tips for photos:

The camera should be about eye-level with the subject and more than a metre away, to minimise distortion. If you're taking a photo of yourself, use a tripod to get enough distance. Arm-length selfies tend to flatten the top of the head, or enlarge the chin or forehead. Looking slightly up at the camera, rather than down at it, tends to create a less distorted perspective.

If the photos show different hairstyles, let me know which one you'd prefer to be used. 


When do I get it? Add the lead time to the delivery time of the shipping option you select. It looks like this product's lead time isn't listed here. If you have any questions, you can message the designer to ask about the lead time.

This product ships from Cape Town, ZA.

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Unless the courier option is chosen, all items are shipped via the South African post office, with a tracking number. Delivery is usually within 5 working days, and parcels can be tracked online. 

Returns and Refunds:

If you're not completely satisfied with your purchase, please contact me within 10 days of receipt of it. I will happily refund the purchase price, minus shipping costs, upon receipt of returned items in good condition. Return shipping costs must be paid by the customer.
Lost parcels:
These are handled on a case-by-case basis. If a parcel hasn't arrived within a reasonable time, I will refund or resend the item, provided I have another available.
Returned parcels:
If a parcel is returned to me by the postal service, but did reach your city and was sent to the address provided, I'll contact you to confirm your address and try to send it again. You will be responsible for the extra shipping costs.  Should you prefer to end the transaction at this point, I will refund you the cost of the item, but not the shipping costs.

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