Prices and ordering

Commissioning a portrait

If you would like to commission a portrait or have any questions you can email me at basi@portraitsinpencil.co.uk or use the mailform and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

As a rough guide, I'd normally expect to complete your portrait within 2-4 weeks from receipt of your photograph(s) - but this will depend on my current workload.  At peak times such as Christmas I get very busy so it pays to plan ahead.

The photos you provide can be either digital or conventional. They need to be as clear, sharp and detailed as possible: getting a good likeness is dependent on being able to see the features clearly - especially the eyes (see my tips for choosing a photo)

Most of my commissions are single or double portraits - you can see pricing details below - but please do get in touch if you're looking for something different - I love doing larger groups and regularly draw landscapes, buildings and still lifes. Portraits are supplied unframed. Get in touch.

  • Commission a single portrait

    Commission a pencil portrait
    • Paper size: A3 (29.7cm x 42cm)
    • Price: £175
    • UK Delivery: £7.50
    • Overseas delivery: £12.00
    • Addtitional giclee prints: from £15 each


  • Commission a double portrait

    Commission a pencil portrait
    • Paper size: A3 (29.7cm x 42cm)
    • Price: £225
    • UK Delivery: £7.50
    • Overseas delivery: £12.00
    • Addtitional giclee prints: from £15 each

  • Buy a gift voucher

    Buy a gift voucher

    If you'd like to give someone a portrait but don't have access to their photos, are running out of time or would just like to let them the choose, one of my gift vouchers may be the perfect answer.



  • A quick summary of how your commission will work.

    • - Contact me by email or using the webform with any questions you may have.
    • - We can have a chat about your portrait and any specific thoughts/requests.
    • - Send me your photos and I'll confirm they'll be ok for me to work from.
    • - I'll confirm your quote and the expected timescale.
    • - When the portrait is close to complete, I'll send you a scan and your invoice.
    • - Once you're happy with the scan and I've received your payment, the portrait will be despatched to you, flat not rolled, by Special Delivery or Airsure.
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