Pencil Portraits and Drawings of Pets and People from Photographs
Pencil Drawings | Picture Drawings | Drawings from Photos
To begin with, I would like to thank you for coming to look at my pencil drawings art. I am Mike, a self-taught Pencil Portrait Artist with decades of experience producing professional drawings and hand-drawn pencil portraits from photos. Exquisite, meaningful works of art drawn with nothing more than my pad and trusty studio pencil.
Pencil Portraits: Transform Your Favourite Photos into Pencil Drawings from Photos.
There is nothing I love more than transforming my clients’ meaningful photographs into pencil drawings from photos that capture the unique features of the subject. We live in an age where we can create beautiful digital pictures in just one click. If you seek something a little more creative, personal, and memorable, I can provide the perfect photo-realistic drawings from photos that capture the subjects’ likeness, mood, and personality.
The photograph(s) you send to me should be clear and sharp. It is essential to understand that the photo’s quality and clarity will favour the ultimate detail I can achieve; therefore, a bright and focused picture will allow me to create realistic drawings from photos.
Having drawn hundreds of drawings from photos for my customers in the United Kingdom and worldwide, I can generously lend my creative hand to any person, animal, vehicle, buildings or landscape that undoubtedly means something to you or a loved one. Many people worldwide place orders with me as gifts for loved ones. I would be glad to draw a unique sketch to serve as a memorable art gift for Christmas, Birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Anniversaries, Weddings, Mother’s Day, or Father’s Day.
I can also draw family portrait drawings and family drawings from individual photographs onto size A4, A3 or A2 drawing pads to create family pencil portraits.
My Approach to Drawing from Photographs
The photos should be clear and sharp. It is essential that the photo’s quality is of a good standard to allow me to create a realistic pencil drawing.
I can only draw what I reasonably see, so if the specific details are blurry or of inferior quality, the pencil drawing is likely to reflect this undoubtedly – so you can understand why high-resolution photos are preferable. The higher, the better!
My Style is naturally to draw precisely what I see in the photograph and typically exclude the background from the specific subject – unless you have expressly requested me to include the backdrop. The desired result is a drawing that accurately captures the specific subjects’ likeness, character, and mood.
As standard, I supply my pencil portraits unframed, but I am more than happy to advise the possible types of frames suitable. If you would prefer me to frame your pencil portrait, I can provide this service from an online source, saving you the time and hassle of providing the exact fit yourself.
If you would like to upgrade your order to include a frame, the pencil portrait will be delivered neatly inserted into the preferred frame and carefully wrapped for ultimate protection. Please consider a selection of frames available in various colours.
If you are taking a photo, please use a capable camera or the latest phone/tablet cameras.
Photos captured outside in daylight are preferable, close to your subject and at eye level. I can also bring people or pets from separate images and combine them to create a group or family pencil portrait.
Pencil Portraits Drawings from Photos
I can custom drawings from photos and transform a digital photograph of your beloved pet, family member or friend into a personal pencil illustration, whether you have a favourite family print that you’d like reimagined as a pencil drawing, I can use your imagery as inspiration for a unique work of art that’s exclusive to you. My gallery is full of an extensive range of pencil portraits drawn from photos, with an ever-growing collection of before-and-after drawings to browse.
Why Choose Me?
There are many talented portrait artists in the UK. Still, I know exactly how important it is to discover the appropriate artist – one who can accurately deliver the exact style you are after.
I have consistently maintained a passion for drawing pencil portraits, and it was a hobby that gradually developed into my full-time profession. Over the formative years, I have sharpened my creative skills and now specialise in drawing from countless photographs.
The best way to get a taste of my approach is to view some of my recent works of art in my gallery, but here are just a few of the reasons why many people put their faith in me for their photorealistic pencil portraits:
A Simple 3 Step Process
- First, complete my order form, upload your unique photo(s) and promptly pay a 20% deposit. I will carefully check the photo(s) for essential quality and email you to confirm receipt and list a summary of the order.
- When I complete the pencil portrait drawing, I will promptly issue an email with an image for you to review and approve. If you accept, a link within the email will request the remaining 80% balance paid via PayPal.
- Finally, when I receive confirmation of balancing payment from PayPal, I will carefully insert it into a padded envelope and ship via Royal Mail or Royal Mail International. Additionally, it will take between 1 to 8 weeks to complete drawings from photos depending on size and workload at the time. I will also consider the date pencil portrait(s) is required.
I spray gloss varnish on the drawings from photos, which forms a colourless glass clear coating to prevent smearing and smudging.
I have ordered a portrait for my husband of our children for a special occasion. The picture is very beautiful and I have made my husband very happy and surprised.
Response from MCB Pencil Portraits
Glad to hear the pencil portrait was a happy surprise for your husband and thank you for the 5-star review.