create great artwork reference photography, please
check each photo you send us against the checklist below. If you
can answer "yes" to each question, you are most likely
to have a photograph that will work beautifully as artwork
reference for a wonderful custom pencil drawing.
1. Are the subjects in the photo pictured clearly in proper lighting?
Are colors of
hair & eyes accurate?
should be no squinted eyes or red eye.
the number of subjects to be drawn the same as the number of
subjects in the photo?
Does the photo show the
upper body only? Multiple subjects
in the photo can mean the face of the one to be drawn is too
small and won't blow up clear enough to see detail.
Faces the size of a dime won't work.
For an architectural subject, is the structure captured at an attractive angle?
The artist will not change the angle of the building without
appropriate support photography.
When sending photos over e-mail is the image a clear jpg file? A good way to tell is
to print it out and see how it looks. If you can see the details (colors, shapes, etc.) so can the artist.
check the size of your picture before sending it over e-mail. If you
snap the picture and
send it directly over e-mail without adjusting the size, it could be too large. However, most
photos transport fine.
IMPORTANT: Please do not crop
photos before sending to us.
Is your pet photographed in a pleasing pose
showing it's best features? Photographing pets can be a challenge. Some good ways to
photograph them is when they are reclining, or to have someone
hold your pet while photographing. Some pets are frightened of cameras and will run
from you, so it's best to prepare for this in the event yours is one who is afraid.
6. Are your photos
taken by a non professional? Photos taken by a
professional photographer or studio
must be accompanied with a signed
release from that professional. No exceptions. See sample
release form below. Customers
are responsible for copyright infringement.