Commission a beautiful drawing of someone’s home based on a photo provided by you, hand drawn by artists working in North Devon in detailed black line work.
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 drawing of the property, not a computer generated image, so we can add or remove things you don’t want eg: cars, lamp posts, and we won't include elements such as dustbins, satellite dishes etc. We will sketch the view from the photograph (ie the same perspective). We include textures such as brick and roof tiles and some of the surrounding landscape. The drawing will be portrait or landscape that best suits the image.
Handrawn illustration coloured on the computer for lovely solid lines and digitally printed in a graphic, contemporary style with offset block colours on 200gsm acid free, fine grain artists paper. All illustrations are provided in a bevelled white mount. 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.
Large 25.5x30.5cm (10"x12") with an approx. image size of 18x23cm (7x9")
Extra Large - 39x39cm aprox.(15"x15") with an approx. image size of 28x28cm (11"x11")
Long Double - Frame 21x42cm, two images approx 13x34cm
Don't have a photo? Buy our Portrait Gift Voucher which the recipient can redeem.
Definitely a forever present
WOW, what great service! Was so impressed with the art, but also how quickly Letterfest turned it around. I asked for a amendment and got another proof within 45mins.. I would HIGHLY recommend this company.. Thank you.
Purchased this for my husband so we could have a picture of his childhood home. Service was great, turn around time was fast and the item arrived well packaged. The picture itself was really lovely and they even made a couple of changes when I reviewed the proof copy that made it perfect. My husband loved it and so do I. Would definitely recommend.
Loved it and am sure my daughter and son in law will love it too - a Christmas present
The Letterfest Team did a great job with this; good customer service kept me regularly updated on progress, and having seen the proof of the picture, they dispatched the final framed image promptly.
I'd initially been hesitant about how well an illustration of just a house might actually look, but (as noted by other reviewers) the artist's rendition featured a surprising amount of detail - it really worked seeing something that was naturally familiar in a completely re-imagined and novel way. Expensive as a gift option but the recipients were delighted, the picture is already up inside their house - many thanks to the Letterfest Team!