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This listing is for a custom graphite portrait.

Size: Finished size will be either 8” x 10”, or 21cm x 27.9cm (A4), depending on what the easiest standard-size framing is in your country.
Time: Please allow two to three weeks for your portrait to be completed.

How this works:
There are two ways to order your portrait:
1) Full Payment: Purchase this listing and we’ll begin right away
2) Installments: Email me, and we can discuss the portrait(s) you’d like and any questions you might have. Then, in this online store I’ll put up a custom listing for 50% of the cost. When completed I’ll then set up a second listing for the remaining amount.

With my graphite portraits I always look to capture a true likeness - in character as well as features. Therefore, the final image may slightly differ from the exact photo, in order to create a truly special and unique piece of art. I never look to create "photo-realism" - rather I try in my work to capture the moment and person themselves, using expressive lines and shading.

Please note that I only create work from personal photos. I do not work from professional 'studio shots', school portraits, etc. The photo you use should be special and candid, something that captures a laugh, a moment, an expression of yourself or the person you love.

Larger and smaller sizes are available - let me know if you're interested and we can discuss a project and price.

Questions? Just send me an email! melissasueart@yahoo.com