A beautiful black & white sketch of someone’s home based on a photo provided by you, hand drawn by artists working in Devon. We can sketch your family home, wedding venue, car or pet - the perfect personalised gift for friends or family. The lines are dark grey printed on a light stone background.
Every illustration can be further personalised with a printed message. Choose from 3 typefaces (script, handwritten or a modern sans-serif). Your text will be printed on 2 lines, the top line being a slightly larger size eg: The Orchards / 15 Lane End, Bideford, Devon.
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. Or use Google Street View - Go to Google.com, click on ‘Maps’ and enter the address. Click on the street view of the road or drag the yellow stick man onto the map. Use the pointers to locate your house. When you have a good view, click the link icon, copy the link and send it to us.
About the illustration
Your Illustration will be hand drawn black & white sketch of the property, not a computer generated image, so we can add/remove things you don’t want eg: cars or lamp posts, and we won't include dustbins, satellite dishes etc. We will sketch the view from the photograph (ie the same perspective). It’s a simplified drawing of the house but if you want more detail we also offer a ‘Detailed portrait’ version or a coloured Version in our 'House Portrait'
If you've asked for a digital proof, a proof will be emailed prior to printing.
Handrawn illustration, digitally printed on a soft stone colour background, on 200gsm acid free, fine grain artists paper.
Framing: 2cm wide wooden frames in bevelled black and white and oak. 3cm wide frames in distressed black and white and flat white. All frames supplied with mdf backing board, integrated hanging hook, and Pilkington glass except extra large frames which are glazed with high grade Quinn perspex for safe delivery.
Small - 25.5x25.5cm (10"x10") with an approx. image size 15x15cm (6"x6")
Large - 25.5x30.5cm (10"x12") with an approx. image size of 14x20cm (5.5"x8")
Extra Large - 39x39cm aprox.(15"x15") with an approx. image size of 28x28cm (11"x11")
Don't have a photo? Buy our Portrait Gift Voucher which the recipient can redeem.
Sketch turned out better than expected. I sent a separate email to customer service asking for the windows to be drawn different from 1st photo and more like 2nd photo. They did what I asked. Ordered sketch without a frame, as it was a housewarmings gift. I thought they could pick their own frame colour. Also had residence name and address put on it. Very happy with it.
We are delighted with the pencil sketch, it looks absolutely fantastic thank you!
Absolutely delighted with the sketch! Even better than I was expecting. Recipients were thrilled. Looked just like the pictures I sent. Quick responses to my questions, sent a digital proof for me to check i was happy, and fast delivery. Can't fault them
I bought a sketch of my sister's wedding venue as a gift. It was beautiful and my sister loved it! The sketch was a very high quality, well framed and sent in very good time, which was really appreciated being so close to Christmas. This is the second time I have used Letterfest and won't be the last!