Pencil Portraits From Your Photos.

Buy a pencil portrait drawing and give the perfect gift to a loved one. Much more than just a photograph each portrait drawing commission is hand crafted with hours of painstaking work. Dig out those old photos and turn them into a one off unique piece of art that will last for generations.

It gets more and more difficult these days to come up with unique ideas for birthday and Christmas presants, but having a portrait commissioned gives you the opportunity to give a friend or loved one a lasting piece they can cherish for years to come.

Drawing and sketching has been a passion of mine for many years. I have created works for friends and family, using my skill as a portrait artist to immortalize fond memories of loved ones and pets, that can be handed down through the generations. 

It has been a pleasure for me to be able to produce portraits, drawings and sketches for people and see their reaction when they see the finished result. Now that I am online I have received some wonderful comments from clients who have seen the same reaction when they presented their loved one with a one off commissioned work of art. A photo realistic style can literally make the subject jump out of the page.

A portrait makes a unique gift for a loved one whether it be for mothers day, a birthday or a wedding present you are sure of getting a great reaction from the lucky recipient. I take a great deal of pride in what I do and will never deliver a portrait drawing that I am not 100% sure is the best likeness. I guarantee you will be happy with the results.

As you will see from the image below I also do pet portraits which are also quite popular. My apologies for the grainy image. I'm better at portraits than I am at using a scanner! Take a look at the one in the gallery its come out much better.

How to commission a portrait drawing

Commissioning a portrait is very easy, all you have to do is either email me a high quality photo of your subject ( the clearer and more detailed the image the better ) . Its always a good idea to send a number of different images so between us we can select the best image for your artwork. Once we have agreed on the image I will start work on the portrait.

All of my portraits are in graphite on high quality acid free paper in a choice of sizes from A4 to A3. I coat them in a fixative to stop them from smudging. The finished work will be mailed in a tube or hard backed paded jiffy.


Live outside the UK?

If you do not live in the UK its not a problem as we ship all over the world. I look forward to recieving enquiries from different countries as it gives me a real taste of what other coultures are like.

The same principles apply to your commission as it would do in the UK. Obviously the delivery time will be slighly longer but apart from that I look forward to hearing from you

Nothing To Pay Up Front!

Take a look at my prices. If there isn't something there that meets your requirements exactly, send me an email and I will be happy to send you a quote. There is nothing to pay up front. Once the portrait is complete I will email you a scanned copy for your approval. Once happy you can either send a cheque in the post or use Paypal. The portrait will be mailed to you once the payment has cleared.

For enquiries email : jimlloyd4050@googlemail.com or call 07786 194375.