Commission a Portrait by Dave Nevue
Commision drawings are unavailable at this time because I am currently working on a project. Contact me and I will let you know an estimated timeframe on when commission drawings will be available. Thank you in advance.
The information below will give you an idea of what is involved if you are interested in commissioning a children’s portrait drawing or pet portrait drawing by Dave Nevue.
If you have any questions, please contact me prior to making a purchase.
Please Note The payment of $150.00 is to start the drawing. The completed drawing will be shipped after the remaining balance of $600.00 is paid in full via PayPal
The total cost of a commissioned drawing is $750.
Drawings from Photos by Dave Nevue
All portraits are hand draw from photographs so I will need a variety of clear high-resolution pictures of your child or pet.
I will work from one photo for the main pose but I require other images to get a better idea of the subject’s features.
I recommended having a professional photographer to take the image or having the image taking with a digital camera.
It is easy and convenient to take pictures with smartphones and I do it often, but the quality of a smartphone image will not produce images I can work with. Many times I will enlarge the image on the computer so I can see all of the details.
If you decide to take the photo, I recommend taking the photos outside in natural lights or in a well light room with a lot of natural light.
Try to take the image at eye level of your child or pet.
Email me the images prior to ordering a commissioned portrait and I will let you know if I can work with them or if I will need different photos.
All portraits are drawn on an 8 x 10 Bristol Board (Bristol Board is a thick paper)
The drawing will come with a matte frame and will be installed for protection.
Ordering a Portrait Drawing
I will only accept one commissioned job at a time.
If this listing is unavailable that means I am working on a commissioned drawing and the listing will be available once I have completed the job.
You can contact me for information on when I will be excepting new jobs.
After you have emailed me the photos and I have confirmed with you that the images will work you go forward and pay a 20% deposit to begin the portrait.
The total price for an 8 x 10 portrait drawing with the frame is $750.00.
A $150.00 deposit is required to start the drawing.
I will email you a scan of the drawing after it is complete.
If you are satisfied I will mail your framed drawing using US Priority Mail after the remaining balance of $600.00 has cleared via PayPal.
After the drawing is shipped I will provide you with tracking for your postage.
Shipping is free in the USA.
Canada and UK orders will be charged an additional $45.00 for shipping.
Each portrait takes many hours to complete and can take up to 12-16 weeks depending on the details of the subject.
If there is a special date you would like the portrait for (birthday, anniversary, etc.) please let me know and I will inform you if I will be able to complete the portrait in time.