My drawings usually takes anywhere between 20 - 200 hours to complete depending on the size and the amount of details being drawn.
My drawings are created in pencil. I have been asked why? Why don't I just paint? Well, for me the answer is simple. I love how a pencil can create different tones just by changing the pressure of my hand. I can get deep rich darks by applying more pressure and I can get a soft subtle gray by applying lighter pressure. I love impact and drama in my work. For me, I can achieve that best using a pencil. I truly believe that a pencil is just as much a fine art tool as a paint brush, and I hope to prove that in my work. Plus, I don't have to worry about toxic chemicals or cleanup. I can draw anywhere and any time I want without needing a lot of space or vented areas.
If you would like to request a drawing, please contact me by either email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the Contact Rick form.
9 x 12 $100.00
11 x 14 $200.00
14 x 17 $300.00
The fees above is for one subject head and shoulders, please add $50.00 for each additional subject. If you would like to add a background, full body, or a size larger than 14 x 17, please contact me for details.
I accept credit cards (through PayPal), checks, and cash. Before I begin any drawing, I request a 50% downpayment in order to schedule the portrait. I will mail/E-mail you an invoice. Reference photos can be emailed to me at email@example.com.
I will send scanned work in progress (WIP) images throughout my process showing the portrait in various stages of completion. Once the portrait is complete, I will send a final watermarked image for review and approval. Once the final portrait is approved, the final 50% payment is due. I will mail/E-mail you an invoice. Once the final payment is made, the portrait will be sprayed with fixative (to prevent smudging and yellowing of the paper) and prepared for shipping/delivery.
Note: Portraits are unframed, if you would like the portrait framed and matted, please include an additional $60.00 to the portrait price.