A Custom Portrait - Graphite Pencil by Carle Studios is a fine art portrait hand drawn using graphite pencil. Each Custom Portrait by Artist Gary Carle is a work of art drawn from your favorite photograph. The artist draws people or animals, or a combination of both. Each person and animal is a separate subject for purposes of the portrait. A Custom Portrait makes a perfect gift for a birthday, anniversary, wedding, or other special occasion.
After receiving your order, the artist will contact you by email - enter your email address below - with instructions about sending him your photographs. For best results in portraits, make sure the photos you select are large and clear for the artist to see details in the subject's face. Photographs taken in natural light, without a flash, provide the best quality reference photos for the artist's drawings. Artist can use several photos to compose the final artwork, such as putting one facial expression on another pose. You will receive your Custom Portrait within two to three weeks after the artist receives your photos. The artist prefers not to make duplicates because he believes portraits are more special if they are one-of-a-kind.
Your custom artwork will be matted and ready for framing. Custom Portraits are available in the following sizes: 5 x 7 in., 8 x 11 in., and 10 x 14 in. Each portrait comes matted with a light gray mat; the matted sizes are 8 x 10 in., 11 x 14 in., and 14 x 18 in. The prices listed are for one or two subjects in the portrait. If your portrait will include more than two subjects, you will be contacted for additional charges.