Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions you would like me to answer please contact me.

The length of time depends on the size of the drawing, and the difficulty of the subject. For instance, a single portrait of size of 11″ x 14″ takes me about 6-12 hours.

I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. I have experimented a bit with acrylic, oil, watercolor as well as several other mediums. When I started using soft pastels and pencil, I realized that this was when I began to really enjoy portraits. They gave me the soft look that works really well with people and animals.

I did take a few art classes both in high school as well as private lessons as a young man. I graduated from a commercial art school before I finished high school. There is so much free information and so many online tutorials about any aspect of drawing, from time to time I will watch some of them to keep up.

I do not draw from live models. To get to the level of realistic detail that I like to achieve in my portraits, it would be very time consuming for both myself and the model. I prefer to draw from a picture, and then I can take my time to capture all the fine lines and the facial expression of the subject as realistically as possible.

Unlike when I use a brush, I have total control over my pastels, I can do very detailed work with a pencil and pastel, and it feels like have more control. I am able to achieve some awesome realistic works with pencils, pastels, erasers and some blending tools. I feel that I still have a lot to learn and accomplish. I am a perfectionist when it comes to my artwork.

Yes, if you would like something other than a portrait created please mail or email a photo so that we can discuss what It would take to create what you need.

I will try to make as many corrections as possible to the drawing until you are satisfied. If all my efforts fail, I will retain the deposit for the work I’ve done, and you are not obligated to purchase the portrait.