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 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 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.
Amazing my mum loved it
Absolutely loved it, bought it as a gift for a friend and am considering buying one for myself! Communication was great too as I needed help choosing which style.
Very pleased with my illustration, a wonderful 50th birthday gift for my husband
Beautiful present! I know the recipient will be delighted. (Only extra I’d like to see offered would be this option in colour.)
Thanks for the review and so glad you liked the illustration. Hmmm... good thought about the colour option. We'll see what we can sort out in the coming weeks.
The portrait was magnificent and delivered within a reasonable timeframe. In retrospect I doubt I would buy it again because of the rather high pricing. I found the total amount including the frame and shipping costs too high for a digital print. Altough the pricing and product we're both correctly described on the site, so it's rather a personal opinion. That being said, I would like to emphasize once more that the portrait itself was beautiful and the costumer service was excellent.
Thanks for the honest review about the illustration. Glad you liked the final result and hope you'll consider ordering from us again in the future. We do offer a mounted print option that isn't framed which can reduce the cost if you already have a frame of your own.