Have the littlest or largest family members illustrated in this incredibly unique way, capturing a moment in time in this mixed media portrait.
This style of illustration has been created and developed by Louisa Cookson and is completely unique to her. It has been achieved by combining freehand sketching with computer aided drawing techniques which she acquired during her time as an architect.
The illustration begins by hand on a drawing board and finishes up as an incredibly detailed digital piece, which can take over 100 hours to complete and which can finally be applied to any scale of print.
All that’s required are a good set of photographs that best describe the main person and the additional background objects which are to be incorporated.
Please use the 'ask seller a question' button for enquiries before the sale, and the 'contact seller' button to send in your chosen photographs and to add any additional information after purchase.
The three most important things would be to provide photographs which:
- give a good sense of scale and proportion of the chosen subject matter,
- give a good sense of what the main person in the sketch is likely to wear,
- give a good clear impression of person’s face in the exact position they should be depicted in (improvisation can be used when it comes to making the body look accurate, but not the face).
A very accurate likeness can be achieved, and jpegs of the sketch are sent to the client throughout the design process for their approval at various stages.
The turn-around time for these Bespoke Portrait Commissions vary, but normally a preview of the finished piece takes between 1-2 months to produce. However, this can sometimes take less time and some orders can be prioritised with if a speedy turn-around is needed. Please feel free to enquire about predicted turn-around times by clicking on the 'ask seller a question' button before purchase.
Please also note that the cost may increase depending on the amount of content which is to be included.
The illustrations are printed on to High Gloss Fuji Crystal DP II paper (leading photo paper for gallery prints) and are colourfast for 75 years.
Please note that all prints are sold unframed and come with a white border as seen on the above pictures.
Please be aware that different computers will reproduce the colours slightly differently, and therefore the colours on your computer might appear slightly different from the actual print.
The prints will be shipped in a sturdy card tube wrapped in bubble wrap.
Medium: 80cm x 40cm
Large: 1m x 50cm
Supersize: 1.5m x 75cm