made in britain
can be personalised
Commission a beautiful drawing of someone’s home based on a photo provided by you, hand drawn by artists working in North Devon.
The drawing uses detailed linework to illustrate the different materials of the building. You can provide your own photo after ordering, just upload them via the NotOnTheHighStreet.com by going to My Orders and submitting an enquiry, or we can work from Google street view or a weblink (see below for instructions).
Every illustration can be further personalised with a printed message. Choose from 3 typefaces (script, handwritten or a modern sans-serif). Your text will be printed on 2 lines, the top line being a slightly larger size eg: The Orchards / 15 Lane End, Bideford, Devon.
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 drawing of the property, not a computer generated image, so we can add or remove things you don’t want eg: cars, lamp posts, and we won't include elements such as dustbins, satellite dishes etc. We will sketch the view from the photograph (ie the same perspective). We include textures such as brick and roof tiles and some of the surrounding landscape. The drawing will be portrait or landscape that best suits the image. We cannot include people in the drawing.
Handrawn illustration digitally printed in black and white on 200gsm acid free, fine grain artists paper. All illustrations are provided in a bevelled white mount. Framing: 2cm wide wooden frames in bevelled black and white and oak. 3cm wide frames in distressed black and white and flat white. All frames supplied with mdf backing board, integrated hanging hook, and Pilkington glass except extra large frames which are glazed with high grade Quinn perspex for safe delivery.
Large - 25.5x30.5cm (10"x12") with an approx. image size of 18x23cm (7x9")
Long Double - Frame 21x42cm, two images approx 13x34cm
Extra Large - 38.8x38.8cm aprox.(approx15"x15") with an approx. image size of 28x28cm (11"x11")
Don't have a photo? Buy our Portrait Gift Voucher which the recipient can redeem.
Letterfest was shortlisted for Gift of the Year 2015 and is Winner of Creative Business of the Year 2011, Best Customer Service 2012 and Children's Gift of the Year 2016.