I have many years experience creating
unique original portraits
of people and pets commissions for my clients
Each artwork is a genuine professional painting or drawing
created using high quality paints and drawing materials.
artist portraits 100% created by hand
in the United Kingdom
You need a clear image for reference for me to work from
that shows the detail to be copied from your photo
to get the best results and a good likeness for your portraits
you get genuine artist original portraits created by the artist
in my home studio
all portraits are ready for framing
please note that i dont supply picture frames
oil portrait painting of dog on canvas
For your custom
portraits from photos
TO GET BEST RESULTS YOU NEED A GOOD CLEAR CLOSE-UP PHOTO FOR ME TO COPY THE DETAILS FROM
when finished your custom portrait is posted flat packed ( not rolled up )
and is ready to frame.
delivered fast by royal mail next day special delivery at no exrta cost in UK
PLEASE NOTE I DONT DO PICTURE FRAMES
You need good clear photographs for artist portraits
as an artist i am only able to draw or paint what i can see so a good sharp photo is needed for best results
My top tips -
use a good camera for good clear results
ensure subject is well lit
focus on eyes
outside light is best - shoot away from the sun
head and shoulders is prefrerred
dont over crop - leave space around the head and shoulders
Just wanted to say how pleased I am with the portrait you did of our dog Charlie.
I am going to put it in a frame for my husband for Christmas and I`m sure he`ll love it.
Thank you once again.
PLEASE NOTE I DONT DO PICTURE FRAMES
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If you are looking to commission artist paintings / drawings from a professional portrait artist with many years experience working from clients photographs. Artwork of people or dogs etc. can make great gifts for family or friends for weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays or just treat yourself to a special present.
take a look at the samples of my work on my website to see if this is the style of realistic portraits from photos that you would like .
All my portraits are created by hand using traditional materials and methods by myself in the UK using professional artist quality materials to give superior results that are going to last and give you pleasure for many years in your home.
You need a sharp clear photograph showing all details to be copied to your art drawing or painting from photo depiction.
This is because i need to see the detail clearly to draw. If it is unclear or fuzzy etc., i wont be able to see it properly and then wont be able to create a good likeness for you.
The rule of thumb is "the better the photograph the better the artwork" from your photos should be.
so it matters a lot to achieve a good, professional artist portrayal in oil, pastel or pencil.
all artist oil painting portraits from photos are created by hand and painted by brush on premium quality stretched cotton canvas using winsor and newton latest technology modern griffin alkyd quick drying oil colour that is resistant to yellowing and cracking with age.
b&w pencil hand drawn portraits from photos are created on a textured paper and drawn with black art conte pencil for a detailed finish with a textured look.
pastel portraits from photos have a velvet finish and are excellent for getting good blending for shadows and highlights on skin , hair and fur etc.
great attention is paid to getting a good realistic likeness to the photo and bringing out the personality and character of the subject.
i create portraits for local customers in Glasgow , Edinburgh and surrounding areas and further in
Scotland and post to all over the UK including London, Manchester, Birmingham , using royal mail next day special delivery.
order your custom portraits from photos today
portrait artist David Gilchrist