Pricing and Ordering

Detailed Pencil Portraits

These have been a thriving business for me since 1986, especially during the Holiday season. These are mostly drawn from your photos, and almost any photo will do, as long as the detail in the face is clear. I can also combine separate photos into one family portrait. A specialty is working from old antique photos. See Photo Requirements for more information.

Expect a Pencil Portrait to take up to 6-8 weeks from when your order is confirmed. (I have a faster turnaround during the Christmas Season, as more of my time is devoted to these orders. Please contact me!)


     8x10 Detailed Portrait, One Face     $150

     12x15 Detailed Portrait, One Face     $300

     16x20 Detailed Portrait, One Face     $600

     Each Additional Face     $150

     Add Poem     $35

These prices are for a "basic" head & shoulders portrait. The number of faces that can fit in a portrait are limited by the size of the paper. For example, I can only fit two faces on an 8x10. On a 12x15, I can fit as many as three to five faces. The prices are per face as outlined in the list above.

The Detailed Pencil Portraits are drawn with black conte drawing pencils and white pastel pencils on a gray acid-free art paper. 8x10 portraits include an 11x14 mat. 12x15 portraits include a 16x20 mat. Occasionally, a selection of frames are available for these sizes. Please inquire. Sales tax and framing is additional. Custom framing can be arranged for 16x20 or other sizes.

How to Order

You may send me a message through my Contact Page with your name, address, and what portrait size and type you are interested in, and any other questions and I will get back to you as soon as possible. (Usually 1-3 days, but sooner in December.)

If you have a photo print and you'd like to mail it with your order, try this Printable PDF Order Form. (Free download of Adobe Reader needed, if you don't already have it.) See Photo Requirements for standards of photo print quality.


Shipping/Handling within the continental USA is $15 for 8x10 portraits and $25 for larger sizes. International orders will receive a custom shipping/handling quote based on location. Portraits are shipped from New Braunfels, Texas, USA.


Latest craze! "Family Selfie" Portrait from client photo. Custom sized at 12x22 inches, priced at 16x20 (6 faces)