PORTRAITS

You will find many of the portraits I have drawn in the PORTRAITURE subcategory of my main ARTWORK tab.

COMMISSIONED PORTRAITURE

If you are serious about having a portrait commissioned for yourself or a loved one, I believe I can be of service.

  1. Contact me via email:  markthimesch@gmail.com
  2. Send me a photo(s) of who or what (animal?) you wish to have drawn for a portrait. I’ll examine said photo(s) to determine if it is acceptable, i.e. blurry, bad lighting, image so small it needs magnification, etc., are reasons for rejection.
  3. If photo(s) are acceptable, then a 25% deposit is required to initiate the portrait with the balance due upon your approval of the final portrait.

For a very detailed (realistic) portrait drawing of the bust (face, hair, neck and any clothing) on standard size 14″ x 17″ for a single person is $750.00.  If you wish to add another person to the portrait, I charge an additional $450.00 for each additional person added to the drawing. Thus a two (2) person portrait becomes $1,200.00; a three (3) person portrait becomes $1650.00, and so on.

I can do and have done, larger size portraits, such as 16″ x  20″, 20″ x 26″ and even 22″ x 30″.  The larger the paper size, the greater the cost.

All portraits are drawn on 100% cotton water-color or drawing paper – No Acceptions. I believe that a portrait commission should last well beyond the lifetime of the person whose image will be rendered. In fact, a portrait drawn on archival paper (100% cotton) can last centuries, thus preserving the loved ones image for generations to come.

Remember: drawings rendered in charcoal, carbon, and graphite on archival materials will surpass any printed photograph for longevity purposes. Charcoal drawings from some of the great masters of the 12th and 13th century still survive today.

 

 

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