The rule that I live by: The clearer the photograph, the better the drawing!
This also extends to price: a crisp, simple photograph will be easier to copy and therefore take less time. It is impossible to give a blanket quote: each photograph is unique and therefore the price reflects this. I normally work in A4 as I feel that this size makes for the best drawing. However, I can adapt to A5 or A3 if this is specified in the quote. I can frame and mount the commissions for an additional cost if specifically requested although most customers choose to do this themselves. Prices for a simple unframed A4 drawing start at £75.
I can also combine separate photographs together into one drawing. Please specify this option at the time of ordering.
The original photograph is crisp, clear and simple. The photograph has been cropped at the top but this is part of the artistic effect. It was therefore a straightforward copy and, consequently, took less time.
The original photograph is over 50 years old and the customer understandably did not want to take it out of the frame. As a result, the shine of the camera light on the glass had to be taken into account. Despite this, old photographs tend to encourage the softest tones so I do enjoy celebrating them.
Please contact me with any enquiries or orders. For an instant quote please attach the photograph that you are considering and tell me whether you want it mounted, framed or posted (all at additional costs). If you are local to Kent I am happy for you to collect the picture from my studio. Alternatively, if you live near Ashford, Kent, I am happy to deliver to your chosen destination.
Please allow an average of two weeks for completion (excluding framing/delivery time). If you have a specific deadline please specify this at the time of ordering. Photographs will be posted on to the Website ‘Brushstrokes’ for promotional purposes. Payment is required before framing or posting and can be made via PayPal or BACS. A non-refundable deposit of 10% is required before work commences.