How does it work?

I make the portrait in pastel or oil paint on the basis of a clear photo. The clearer the photo, the more beautiful the portrait will be! I prefer to work with a digital reference photo in a high resolution. It is also possible to have a portrait drawing or painting made from a passport photo. A passport photo is usually clear enough and appropriate. If your pet has passed away and you have no clear pictures, I will first see if I can make a similar portrait work from the available pictures. Different photos of pets and people can also be combined on one drawing or painting. In consultation, a sketch is drawn on paper in advance to determine the composition and proportions before starting the assignment. Send your photos in a large file by email. Please indicate with several photos which you prefer and what your further wishes are. After receiving your email I will contact you as soon as possible. Together we can discuss your exact wishes and details of the work to be made, such as choice of material, composition and the background color. I keep working until you and I are satisfied with the end result. 

 
Pastel drawing:

(Portrait) drawings are made on high-quality paper with pastel and pencils of the highest quality. The drawing can be in color, black and white or in sepia (brown tones) and size according to your wishes. I have a big variety of paper colors for you to choose from, and i'm always happy to help you choose or advice the most suitable color for the drawing. When the pastel drawing is finished, it will be treated with pastel spray and delivered with a passe-partout, and enclosed in a cardboard folder for protection. I can also frame the drawing for you, i have a variety of frames you can choose from, but i can also use a frame that you like and have chosen.
A pastel drawing must always be framed behind glass because of the vulnerability of this type of drawing, and to perfectly preserve the drawing for decades to come.

Delivery time for a pastel drawing is approximately four weeks.
 
Oil painting:

A portrait painting will be painted on linen and treated with varnish twice. A portrait painting is built up in several layers. Details can easily be added or changed on an oil painting. When the oil painting is finished, it will have to dry for another 3 weeks before being treated with retouching varnish. The retouching varnish allows oxygen to pass through, allowing the drying of the paint to continue unimpeded and the painting to be protected from dirt and dust. It takes about a year for the oil paint to dry properly on the linen. After that period the painting shall be treated once again with final varnish to preserve it, and to ensure it's longevity. For the final varnish you can choose from matte, gloss or high gloss.

Delivery time for an oil painting is approximately three months.
 
Hand-painted Christmas ball:

The Christmas balls are painted on the basis of a clear photo.
These Christmas balls are made of high-quality plastic and have a diameter of fifteen centimeters.
It can be further decorated with artificial snow and / or text of your liking.

It takes one week to create your hand-painted Christmass ball, depending on the amount of orders.
 
Payment and delivery:
Your assignment will be placed after a deposit of 10%, the remaining amount will be paid if the portrait work is completely according to your wishes.

You will receive an email as soon as I start your assignment. When the portrait work is finished, you will receive a clear photo for approval. You can of course also come by in person to view the result. I work with a satisfaction guarantee: the remaining amount will only be paid if you are completely satisfied, otherwise you do not have to take it. After receipt of payment, it will be carefully packaged and shipped by registered and insured mail with Post.nl. If you want to pick up the portrait work, you can pay in cash.
 
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