Watercolour Line People Portrait

Watercolour Line People Portrait


A personalised watercolour sketch based of a favourite photograph, hand-drawn by artists working in Devon.

Drawn in a freehand flowing line, the black and white portrait is then coloured with watercolour brushes to pick out a few highlight colours. This is our artistic interpretation of your photograph rather than a detailed drawing, it has minimal facial features so is not suitable for face-on images.

The poses that work best are looking down, to the side or away from the viewer, rather than straight on.

We sketch from the perspective in the photograph and don't include any background details. The illustration is coloured and digitally printed.

made from:
Hand-drawn illustration coloured on the computer for lovely solid lines and digitally printed in a graphic, contemporary style on 200gsm acid free, fine grain artists paper.

2cm wide wooden frames in bevelled black, white and unvarnished natural oak. 3cm wide frames in distressed black, white and flat white. Frames supplied with mdf backing board, integrated hanging hook, and Pilkington glass.

How to provide a photo
Send us your photo - either upload with the order or email it to [email protected] Or we can work from an image on a website, just send us the link.

Large 25.5x30.5cm (10"x12") with an approx. image size of 18x23cm (7x9")

Customer Reviews

Based on 47 reviews

The 2 photos were beautiful. Love your work

Loved it!

The recreation of my sketch was spot-on and I loved the simplicity of it (the splash of shading). This was a present for my husband and he was touched! Thank you

Perfect Gift

The picture although I haven’t looked at it in person looked great over our Xmas zoom and my mother in-law loved it. It took a while for them to send me the proof and I had to call, once I did they were very fast and it arrived shortly after I approved. Would consider using again.
Many thanks,


The portrait was good quality and well made. Unfortunately I wasn't happy with the detailing on the faces, I appreciate this may have been the angle of the photo.
Although I had seen the proof, when enlarged the face details were more pronounced.

A lovely gift

I wanted a drawing made from a photo of my mum with her grandson, and Letterfest were just brilliant. It's definitely worth asking for a proof as they tweaked the colours for me until I was happy, no questions asked.
My mum cried when she saw it, she absolutely loved it. Thank you!

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