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 shipping/handling costs if the finished portrait is to be shipped.   The cost for insured & tracked shipping average between $95 and $175 depending on the distance between my studio and the final destination.  Final shipping costs are determined at the end of the portrait process.

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

6. Payment plan: If you would love to have a portrait created but just don't have the funds available all at once, you can reserve a spot by sending 25%.  Once the full non-refundable 50% deposit is received, the portrait process will begin.  Full payment of the remaining 50% (and any shipping/handling costs) is due upon completion of the portrait and once it is received, the portrait will be delivered.

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" x 5" 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.

4. Prices are for ONE subject.  Second subject is an additional $100.

1. Colored pencil portraits are created on Stonehenge white or black drawing paper, Fabriano Tiziano pastel paper or UArt Pastel paper 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.

4. Prices are for ONE subject.  Second subject is an additional $100.

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, black or brown UArt Pastel paper or brown Fabriano Tiziano pastel paper, 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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3" x 3"   Miniature colored pencil portrait with mat and frame


Shipping costs are extra.

$195

1. Miniature colored pencil portraits are created on a warm pastel paper using creamy French Grey colored pencils.

2. The size of the art is limited to a maximum of 3" x 3" and to only one animal's face.

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

4. Outside dimensions: 5" x 5".

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