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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Certainly worth paying the extra £3 for a proof image as I requested
some changes. One of my concerns was that it did not look
as good as the samples shown on the website and the customer
adviser stated that there was more than one illustrator and each had
their own style so maybe I was just unlucky to get one who was a
bit heavy handed. I did accept the sketch in the end as it was for an
upcoming birthday. So to sum up, quite good and well presented
in it’s mount but still only 3 stars.
Really pleased it's perfect. A fabulous present - brilliant service, loved being able to view before dispatch - I will definitely order another time.
Very helpful team and with proof easy to make changes and discuss options on sketch. Friendly team with fast service.
I recently ordered two pencil sketches of homes for friends and family that have bought new houses. Great gift for them and at some point I want to come back and purchase a triptych of my own home journey!
This is a perfect gift for my friend who is leaving her home after 20 years. She will be delighted, I can't wait to give it to her!