made in britain
can be personalised
Hand drawn illustrations of Dad's favourite things - his house, pet, car, children, sports venue or even the local pub - its up to you!
A bespoke illustration that will capture those memories forever - maybe its his favourite holiday destinations, or memories from his childhood. The style is clean and contemporary with the sky and surroundings picked out in a range of muted colours behind the strong black outlines of the drawings. Printed with names or a message at the bottom. The price shown is for 3 drawings (shown in the long frame), or for an additional fee you can have 4 in a extra large square frame, or 5-6 in a extra large rectangle frame.
You can provide your own photos after ordering, just upload them via the NotOnTheHighStreet.com by going to My Orders and submitting an enquiry, or we can work from a weblink.
We also do single illustrations if you just want a pet or car - see our other listings
How to provide a photo
After ordering go to "My Orders" on NOTHS. Submit an order enquiry then upload a digital photo here. Or we can work from an image on a website, just send us the link. Or use Google Street View - Go to Google.com, click on ‘Maps’ and enter the address. Click on the street view of the road or drag the yellow stick man onto the map. Use the pointers to locate your house. When you have a good view, click the link icon, copy the link and send it to us.
About the illustration
Your Illustration will be hand drawn black & white sketch, so we can add/remove things you don’t want eg: cars or lamp posts, and we won't include dustbins, satellite dishes etc. We will sketch the view from the photograph (ie the same perspective). It’s a simplified outline - the house/pet/car/person etc will be in black & white we colour the sky duck-egg blue, the grass a sage green, paths stone or grey and windows cream. Bright paintwork such as front doors or painted concrete will also coloured. Drawings of people will be simplified outline style using bespoke computer filters for 100% likeness, however it is not a detailed sketch.
If you've asked for a digital proof, your illustration will be uploaded via a customer enquiry for you to check.
Handrawn illustration coloured on the computer for lovely solid lines and digitally printed in a graphic, contemporary style with offset block colours on 200gsm acid free, fine grain artists paper.
We mount all the illustrations in a high quality bevelled white mount and also offer contemporary wooden frames from £30 - black (2cm wide), white (2cm w), oak (2.5cm w), all supplied with Pilkington glass and a mdf backing board. The extra large frames have a shabby-chic feel with a distressed paint effect, showing the grain beneath with integrated hanging hook, ready for display. These larger frames are glazed with perspex for safe delivery. We use a high grade Quinn Perspex with perfect optical qualities (so it looks completely clear) and are UV stabilised (so they won't discolour over time).
Long Triple - 3 drawings - print area up to 13x34cm. Frame 21x42cm.
Square Extra Large - print area up to 39x39cm. Frame 28x28cm.
Reactangle Extra Large - print area up to 28 x 40cm, Frame 45 x 57cm.