Illustrated Portraits

Portrait 4
jess decelis

Erin uses her own unique style of portraiture to capture the distinct character of each family member included in her Custom Portrait Illustrations. They are the most magical keepsakes, as they capture your family at this exact moment in time (without the worry of getting each family member to look at the camera and to strike a pose when they feel might awkward in front of a camera!).

Erin pays particular attention to features such as hairstyle, eyes, facial shape, build and clothing styles when creating the initial sketch of the family members in each portrait.

Her portraits aim to represent each character through her own individual style, they are not exact photographic recreations, but more comparative to an illustration you might see in a picture book or magazine.

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The Process:

To purchase a custom portrait illustration by Erin, you first need to place a deposit on a waiting list reservation HERE**.

Once you have placed your deposit you will be guaranteed a place for the month specified. 2 weeks before Erin is ready to begin illustrations for that month, you will receive an email from her which outlines further payment instructions and details on the information required for your portrait to be illustrated. View the sample Illustration Guide HERE**.

Erin will then use the images and information you supply to illustrate an initial sketch of you and your loved ones. You will be sent this sketch via email, and will have the opportunity to suggest some adjustments to the sketch before painting begins!


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The full prices for A4 custom portrait illustrations for JULY – DECEMBER 2017 are as follows:

A4 size

2 Family Members:$165 + $25 per additional family member, including pets.

For example:

2 x parents ($165) + 1 child ($25) + 1 pet ($25) = $215.00


A3 size

$265.00 (inc. 2 x family members) +$25 per additional family member.

This price includes a simple style background. Highly detailed backgrounds will incur additional costs.

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What information and photographs do I need to prepare for my custom portrait?
Download an Illustration guide HERE ***

What materials are used to create the portraits?
Erin uses 300gsm Arches Smooth Watercolour Paper, Winsor and Newton Watercolours, Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolours and Daler Rowney Designers Gouache Paints.

What size are the portraits?
The standard size for Erin’s custom portraits are A4 / 210mm x 300mm. This suits up to 2 adults and 4 children. On special request Erin can trim the illustration to suit an 8 x 10″ frame. Larger sizes are also available on request.

What time-frame will my portrait be created within?
If all requested details and photographs are supplied to Erin by the 1st day of the month which you have previously purchased, your illustration will be in the post before the last day of that month.

How will my portrait be packaged?
Your precious illustration will be packaged inside a cellophane sleeve and backed with thick card for protection. It will be mailed flat, inside a sturdy cardboard envelope. Registered post is recommended, and available to purchase with every order. Erin strives to use recycled packaging where possible. Please be kind to our beautiful Earth and reuse or recycle your pretty packaging.

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jess decelis
rhiannon larsen
lara simpson
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