I draw from good quailty photo's to achieve the high standards of detail.  For a memorable portrait of a person or pet, it's useful to e-mail me more than one photo, fairly close-up so I can see the tonal definition within the face.  High resolution images are the best, photos taken on a phone are generally too pixilated and give a false representation of the subject. 

All portraits are available in soft graphite pencil, and are sealed with a fixture spray so the pencil won't smudge. 

If you decide to have a portrait done let me know if there's any special text you want to include i.e. names, D.O.B. or a small message.