To guarantee complete accuracy we now use bespoke filters on the computer to turn your treasured photo into a pencil sketch style portrait. Please enlarge image thumbnails for examples of this effect - it is a linear style with added pencil strokes and shading. We can include or exclude the background behind the people, just let us know when ordering. The image can be whatever you want - just the two of you or the entire family, a formal pose or a more relaxed moment.
We can also print names, date or a message underneath the illustration in a handwriting style.
If you've asked for a digital proof, your illustration will be emailed to you for you to check. We will only be able to make small amends such as cropping and depth of shading (rather than changing face shape etc!)
How to provide a photo
After ordering please upload a photo on here or send us a weblink. Please make sure the photo is the largest version you have - blurred iPhone pics will not be suitable!
Computer generated illustration, digitally printed on a soft stone colour background, on 200gsm acid free, fine grain artists paper.
FramingWe mount all the illustrations in a high quality bevelled white mount and also offer contemporary wooden frames from £24 - black (2cm wide), white (2.5cm w), oak (2.5cm w), painted/limed white where you can still see some wood grain (3cm w), all supplied with Pilkington glass and a mdf backing board. The extra large frames have a shabby-chic feel with a distressed paint effect, showing the grain beneath with integrated hanging hook, ready for display. These larger frames are glazed with perspex for safe delivery. We use a high grade Quinn Perspex with perfect optical qualities (so it looks completely clear) and are UV stabilised (so they won't discolour over time).
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")