Free Worldwide Shipping
How much does a commissioned portrait cost?
The cost of a commissioned portrait depends on many factors, such as the technique you choose, size of the canvas or paper, format or even the number of people, etc. You can find out the exact prices on the page pricing
How long the portrait will take?
The time it takes a portrait artist to make a commissioned portrait depends mainly on the chosen technique. For example, an oil painting would take from 3 to 5 weeks, depending on the complexity. However, a pastel, pencil or charcoal drawing would take from 3 to 10 days. An express order is also possible for an additional fee. You can also commission a portrait by simply contacting me through the order form or by the following means of communication:
Portrait likeness guaranteed
The portrait cannot just look roughly similar; to me, likeness, realistic quality, and attention to detail in a portrait are the fundamental principles of my work and my topmost priority.
Completely handmade portraits
When commissioning a portrait it is very important to ask the portrait artist if they are willing to demonstrate the stages of the work process, as there are many sites on the Internet that offer handmade portraits, when in reality the photos are processed and printed on art paper or canvas. In these cases, advanced graphic editors are used to edit the photos, which imitate pencil drawings or oil paintings, with subsequent treatment using special gels that imitate the relief given by brushstrokes.
At your request, upon completion of the portrait commission, I can send you photos of the progress of the work, which, apart from guaranteeing that the portrait has really been made by hand, will serve as a nice souvenir.
Here you can see the elaboration time
Which artistic technique to choose for a commissioned portrait
There are no good or bad techniques for commissioned portraits, all techniques are different, with unique properties and qualities. Moreover, the choice of the type of portrait should be based on your specific wishes and take into account the possibilities of economy and time.
If you want to commission a long-lasting portrait of a significant person, you can wait for 1 or 2 months and have set aside a significant sum of money for this purpose … Excellent! In that case, oil paintings on canvas are the best choice, as this wonderful technique allows the artist to create a work that has such photographic accuracy as to not only represent reality as is, but also add a truly vibrant energy to it. In addition, it is also extremely durable and will surely last for a very long time!
If you have little time and a limited budget, but want to give something special as a gift, a pencil or charcoal drawing will be the right choice in this case.
And if you are in a similar situation, but you have more time and can afford to invest more money, then you could order a delicate pastel drawing.
These commissioned portraits will leave you and your loved ones with plenty of positive emotions for a very long time.
There are many situations and sometimes, it is not easy to decide, in this case, I am willing to help you with professional advice.
In addition to my advice, you can see more samples of portraits on my Pinterest to help you to decide.
Finally, if you want to know how to send the photo, or get information on methods of payment and shipping, you can go to the section commission INFO.