Custom Requests

Things to consider:

Size/Timeframe:

My usual sizes are 9”x12” and 11”x14”.  The timeframe for me to complete a drawing of these sizes is usually a couple weeks.  I have done drawings of all sizes, with my largest drawings being 2 feet long.  Larger sizes will take more time but are certainly doable!  Depending on subject matter, framing, and shipping, receiving your drawing will take a couple weeks.   Because of this, Christmas present requests have to be in by Thanksgiving. 

 

Subject Matter:

Common requests are sea turtles, seahorses, and coral reef fish.  I do receive a lot of pet drawing requests, especially around Christmas.  My usual style is bold coloring with some examples of previous pets below. I've done many dogs, cats, and even chickens!

 

Background:

I can do backgrounds in either color pencil or spray paint.  Color pencil backgrounds, while they do take longer, allow for a more realistic landscape.  Spray painted backgrounds give a fantastical, whimsical, more abstract background. 

 

Framing:

For in-person shows, I mount my drawings on wood panels and spray with a protective acrylic finish.  However, I have worked with custom frame shops that have done a wonderful job selecting unique matting and frames for my pieces.  If you are local in Virginia Beach, I can suggest a few places to take your artwork to be framed!