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 email@example.com. 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.
Very fine illustration
Sent a photograph of the cathedral and the artist reproduced it in a sketch without the people in the forefront. Looks excellent. The artist suggested altering the size of the picture to fit the price better which was a good call.
Saw this on Not On The High Street and came through to the website - My mother purchased the less detailed option as a gift which when it turned up we weren't too thrilled over. I thought I would go with the 'detailed' model as I thought it would be more impressive (Bought as a Christmas gift for the in laws) - just been delivered and it is satisfactory but I'm not excited about giving this as a gift as I thought it would be more detailed and a bit more characteristic (Just looks like a cartoon pen drawing - and would NOT say this was any more detailed than what my mother had purchased for a lot less money). Really disappointed as it's not what I expected to receive for what was paid, and it was a perfect idea in my head which I was really excited to receive and give for Christmas, but didn't turn out that way. Deflating
I am absolutely thrilled with the drawing I ordered as a pressy for my hubby. The drawing is so detailed and has really captured the character of our house. I was consulted through all the stages of the drawing and nothing was a problem. The drawing came so quickly and was beautifully wrapped. One of the best pressies I have ever purchased! Please pass my thanks to Wendy and Camille - they were most patient!
Reply- You are more than welcome Alison, we are so pleased we could create a lovely keepsake for you and your hubby. Best wishes, Letterfest Team x
Incredible beautiful drawing of the house. I sent a google map view and I cannot believe the drawing of the house, it is amazing. Thank you. Very prompt delivery as well!
Reply: No problem Nick. We do our best and often a google street view or image from a website is enough. The guys here are all great artists and can draw from a range of reference material. Handy if you only have an old photo you want a illustration of. Glad we could help.