© E. D. Siffert


Drawing and painting. Classic, ornated and fantasy portraits.

 Commission status: closed.

 Contact: edsiffert@yahoo.com

 Methods of payment: PayPal and the payment methods accepted by it (Paypal funds, credit card, debit card, etc).

pencil portrait sample

Artistic portraits drawn or painted using photos as reference. Ideal as gifts, souvenir and decoration.

Commission portraits of you, your family and relatives, friends, celebrities, pets, etc.

Several mediums available: pencils, ink, watercolors, pastels, etc.

Many styles: classic, realistic, ornated, fantasy, etc.

Also, there are some celebrities portraits on sale in the Originals on sale section of the site.

  Some Portraits Examples  

Classic: pencil portrait sepia lead portrait pastels portrait
Ornated:   ornated pencil portrait ornated watercolors portrait ornated sepia lead portrait
Fantasy: watercolors portrait colored pencils portrait pencils portrait

  Portrait Commissions  

I require 50% of the payment up front which is non-refundable on accepting a commission. This is to cover my time and expenses with the initial work (materials, research, referencing, tests, sketches, etc). Refunds are only available if there are exceptional circumstances.

The final payment is required when the artwork is finished and ready to be sent to you.

Send me an e-mail stating what you would like me to draw/paint and the photos I should use as reference. We will discuss the features and details of the pic and you will receive a quote.

Commissions may take between 3 weeks and 3 months, or more, depending on complexity of the image and our availability. The sooner you get back to me and give me approval for the tests and sketches, the sooner I can finish the artwork.

If the artwork is required within a certain time limit this must be stated up front.

Urgent commissions that need to be finished in a timeframe much shorter then normal will only be accepted under special conditions (including the payment of an urgency fee, usually about 50%).

Please note that these artworks are for personal use only and, unless negotiated otherwise, can not be used for profit/commercial purposes.

As I work, I'll show you scans/photos (in low-res .jpg files) of the tests, sketches and work in progress. I provide updates on the image during the process of making it to keep the client informed and for additional input.

The most used sizes for traditional commissions are A4 (8.26 x 11.68 inches), watercolour paper 24 x 32 cm (9.44 x 12.59 inches) and pastel paper 25 x 32,5 cm (9.84 x 12.79 inches), because they are small enough to be shipped inside an envelope.

If you are interested in larger artworks, from A3 (approx. 12 x 16 inches) up to A1 (approx. 23 x 33 inches), please, send me an e-mail so that we can negociate. Large artworks have to be shipped rolled inside a tube.

Portraits of people and animals are drawn/painted using the photos provided by the client as reference.

The style can be realistic, fantasy, ornated, etc.

The rates listed below are the lowest prices and refer to detailed portraits with no background nor ornaments. All prices are quoted in US dollars. Shipping not included.

DescriptionSizeBase price ($US)Examples


approx. 8 x 12 inches
$ 80 pencil graphite portrait pencil graphite portrait

approx. 12 x 16 inches
$ 150

approx. 16 x 24 inches
$ 250
Sepia lead A4

approx. 8 x 12 inches
$ 80 sepia lead portrait sepia lead portrait

approx. 12 x 16 inches
$ 150
Watercolours and colored pencils 24 x 32 cm

approx. 9 x 13 inches
Not available watercolor fantasy portrait watercolor anumal portrait

approx. 12 x 16 inches
Not available
37,5 x 55 cm

approx. 15 x 22 inches
Not available
Pastels 32,5 x 50 cm

approx. 13 x 20 inches
Not available pastel portrait animal pastel portrait
50 x 65 cm

20 x 26 inches
Not available

The shipping fee and time depend on the client country and the service used.

Most clients choose priority mail shipping. It has a US$20 fee for most countries and usually takes 7 to 15 days to arrive. In this type of shipping the envelope is traceable only up until it leaves Brazil.

The other shipping options are EMS and SEDEX MUNDI. They are traceable and faster than priority mail, but their fee is higher (US$40 or more).

I can garantee things only up until the envelope leaves Brazil. I can not be hold responsible for other countries Post Office and Customs problems (taxes, border waiting times, etc).

  Portrait Galleries  

[ People portraits | Animal portraits | Commissioned portraits ]
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