Christine

How to commission a portrait...

5" x 5"   Pen and Ink with mat and frame


Shipping costs are extra.

$350

1. Send 5+ detailed facial photos to ChristineDionArtist@gmail.com.  (Additional photos may be requested to create the best possible portrait.

2. All prices are for ONE subject of a head shot or head/chest shot with a plain background.  Request a quote for multiple subjects/detailed backgrounds.

3. When do you need it by?  This is important to determine before the portrait is started.

4. Clients are responsible for all postage costs if the finished portrait is to be shipped.

5. After confirmation of all details, a non-refundable 50% deposit is required through PayPal: send to ChristineDionArtist@gmail.com.

6. Payment plans are available upon request.  Please email for more information.

1. Pen and ink portraits are created entirely with dots - this is called "stippling" - on either mat board or "Paris Paper for Ink".

2. Once the image of drawn out, the process of applying the ink takes longer than graphite or colored pencil and therefore the size of the art is limited to 5"x5" and to only one animal's face.

3. Each pen and ink portrait is matted in white and framed with a matte black metal frame with a protective backing board and is ready to hang when you receive it.

Graphite Pencil with mat and frame

5"x7"      = $585

8"x10"    = $675

9"x12"    = $825

11"x14"  = $955

Shipping costs are extra.

Colored Pencil with mat and frame

5"x7"      = $585

8"x10"    = $675

9"x12"    = $825

11"x14"  = $955

Shipping costs are extra.

1. Graphite pencil portraits are created on Stonehenge white drawing paper using pencils ranging from 9H to 6B.

2. Once the image of drawn out, the process of building up the values within the fur requires many pencil strokes.  This is done while varying the pressure to leave either a light or a dark line.

3. Each graphite pencil portrait is matted in white and framed with a matte black metal frame with a protective backing board and is ready to hang when you receive it.

1. Colored pencil portraits are created on Stonehenge white or black drawing paper, Fabriano Tiziano pastel paper or ArtSpectrum Colourfix board using only lightfast pencils manufactured by Caran d'Ache- Luminance or Prismacolor.  A base layer of PanPastel may also be applied to build up rich color.

2. Once the image is drawn out, colored pencil is applied in layers to slowly build up the rich fur color.  Once enough layers are applied, heavier pressure called "burnishing" is utilized to blend the colors.

3. Each colored pencil portrait is sprayed with fixative to protect the image, matted in white and framed with a matte black metal frame with a protective backing board and is ready to hang when you receive it.

K9 Memorial Portraits

(Police, military, first responders)

Please contact me for special pricing.

1. K9 memorial portraits in colored pencil are created on Stonehenge black drawing paper or a brown Fabriano Tiziano pastel paper if the handler prefers, using only lightfast pencils manufactured by Caran d'Ache- Luminance or Prismacolor.  A base layer of PanPastel may also be applied to build up rich color.

2. Once the image is drawn out, colored pencil is applied in layers to slowly build up the rich fur color.  Once enough layers are applied, heavier pressure called "burnishing" is utilized to blend the colors.

3. Each colored pencil portrait is sprayed with fixative to protect the image, matted in white and framed with a matte black metal frame with a protective backing board and is ready to hang when you receive it.

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