Before I can commit to a commission, the photo reference must be approved. Here are a list of guidelines to consider before emailing me a reference photo:
- simple, natural facial expressions work best
- even lighting (daylight preferred)
- high resolution (the image should be large enough to see eyelashes and other details)
- one person per piece (no couples, etc)
- no cropped features
Each portrait is hand drawn on 8x11" Moleskine paper. The image size varies, but are approximately 6x8". Original pieces are signed in pencil, near the lower right. Price includes shipping of original piece, as well as an emailed high resolution JPG.
To get started, email your reference photo to:
tomdeslongchamp at gmail dot com
And I'll get back to you with a quote and/or feedback about your photo.