Oil Based Pencil Artwork & Commissions
Some of my fondest memories as a child were drawing. It seems that I am grown up now and not much has changed. I offer commissioned art of your choice of subject in oil based pencil on very specific paper. I will spend many hours creating an artwork for you to make sure all the tiniest details are captured of your pet, horse or animal.
I mostly work on an artwork size of 350mm X 500mm. If you have a project you would like to discuss with me that may be bigger or smaller than my recommended sizes, please feel free to contact me directly.
I work in Faber Castell Polychromos coloured pencils. Faber-Castell is the world’s oldest pencil manufacturer located in Germany, and these are my favourite pencils. The name POLYCHROMOS®, meaning “many colours” in Greek and these are of highest artist quality with light-fast pigments. Today’s pencils have come a long way compared to the pencils I used when I was young. These are oil based and includes the same quality pigments as in artists oil paint, and under the proper conditions the colours will last 100+ years.
I work on Schoellerhammer Smooth natural cream white acid free paper. It is excellent for precise drawings and illustrations.
CHOOSING A PHOTO
The better quality photo you can supply me with the better the detail in the artwork can be. I prefer not to work with photo's less than 300dpi supplied by clients. Professionally taken photo's are often the best option for oil based pencil drawing.
HOW TO ORDER
Please place your order online by clicking here. Please follow the online instructions by uploading your image and choosing whether you would like for me to do the framing for you as well. If you are not sure which image to choose, please upload your favourite images and I will assist you to choose the best image for the application.
I work very closely together with a fine arts printer and framer. Framing usually takes 7-10 days after completion of the artwork if you wish for me to do the framing for you.
I require at least a 50% deposit for commencement of the project. After completion of the project a high resolution image of the artwork will be sent to you. If you are satisfied delivery will be arranged after full payment has been received.
Please feel free to contact me directly with any information or advice you may need to discuss any part of the process with me.
Shipping in South Africa is R199.00, unless you prefer to either arrange your own shipping or to pick the artwork up personally. International clients will be individually quoted for shipping.