Commissions

Below are the options I offer for custom pet + people portrait commissions.

All portraits are drawn with the highest quality soft pastels

For a limited time only there is a 20% discount for selected larger sizes

Larger sizes allow for greater detail.

Sizes are listed in centimetres / inches

1 subject

24 x 30 cm / 9.4 x 11.8″ | £140

30 x 40 cm / 11.8 x 15.7″ | £160

40 x 50 cm / 15.7 x 19.6″ | £190

50 x 60 cm / 19.6 x 23.6″ | £250

50 x 70 cm / 19.6 x 27.5″ | £300 £240 (20% OFF – SAVE £60)*

70 x 100 cm / 27.5 x 39.3″ | £395

For people portraits, add an extra £50 to each option

*Limited time offer!

2 subjects

30 x 50 cm / 11.8 x 19.6″ | £195

40 x 60 cm / 15.7 x 23.6″ | £250

50 x 70 cm / 19.6 x 27.5″ | £330 £264 (20% OFF – SAVE £66)*

70 x 100 cm / 27.5 x 39.3″ | £475

For people portraits, add an extra £80 to each option

*Limited time offer!

3 subjects

30 x 60 cm / 11.8 x 23.6″ | £290

40 x 70 cm / 15.7 x 27.5″ | £385 £308 (20% OFF – SAVE £77)*

70 x 100 cm / 27.5 x 39.3″ | £575

For people portraits, add an extra £100 to each option

*Limited time offer!

Process of booking & completing your portrait

  1. First, send me your high-quality reference photo(s) to my email shaymusart@gmail.com so we can discuss which of your photos may work best, along with your desired size of paper, background ideas etc. Please also let me know your location so I can calculate shipping costs, I will also let you know an estimated completion time depending on my current schedule. Once you’re happy with the estimated completion time & shipping costs, you may securely book your non-refundable £50.00 deposit using the ‘PLACE A DEPOSIT’ button below. This saves a space for you in my schedule and is taken off the total cost of the portrait.
  1. After I have received your deposit, I will soon work on your portrait’s composition sketch. I may first send you photoshop mock-ups to see which ideas you like best before committing to the sketch, this helps to solidify the positing of the subject(s) within the paper dimensions. Once you have approved of the composition sketch on the paper, I will then keep this in safe storage until the time comes for me to start work on your portrait.
  1. To begin the drawing process as soon as your time slot comes, I will bill you for the first 50% payment towards the overall cost. The remaining 50% + shipping cost can then be paid on completion when the artwork is to your satisfaction. Once you’re happy with your portrait & you have paid the remaining 50% + shipping fee, I will safely package up your portrait and send it with full tracking information. Your portrait will also include a certificate of authenticity.
An example of how the 3 payments are calculated:
The portrait is £200 and the shipping for where you are located is priced at £10.00
  • FIRST payment is for the initial £50.00 deposit to book your slot, this brings the remaining cost of your portrait down to £150.00.
  • SECOND payment is for 50% of the remaining cost which is £75.00.
  • THIRD payment is paid at the end once you are satisfied with your portrait & is for the remaining 50% £75.00 plus the £10.00 shipping. The total to pay here is £85.00.

Important Extra Information

  • If you’re commissioning a pet portrait & would like to write up a few sentences about his/her personality & exact breed, I would love to hear it! It helps me incorporate a true sense of them into the portrait.
  • I don’t include illustrated backgrounds in the price but do offer a colour, or a colour gradient of your choice. If you wish to have a background illustrated, I can give you a quote depending on how complex the background is. Portrait background colour ideas can be found HERE.
  • I currently do not offer framing options, however, I personally use frame-company.co.uk and they have very kindly given my clients a promotional offer at checkout for 15% off using the code ‘ShaymusArt‘, I highly recommend their professional and good valued service (not sponsored).
  • UK shipping is for all sizes is £10. International shipping will include a £15-50 charge depending on the size and location. Shipping costs will be added to the remaining 50% at the end when everything is to your satisfaction. Please be aware that I may need information such as your mobile number to pass over to the delivery company.
  • To find out how I package my portraits & the gift wrap presentation option please click HERE.
  • My reference photo, size and background guide can be found HERE.
  • If you would like 4+ subjects or a larger paper size, please get in touch for a custom quote.
  • A full list of previous testimonials from my clients can be found HERE.
  • I now send a 10% off voucher for a future portrait. This can be redeemed by the client themselves or by a friend who they have recommended myself to.

Please take the time to read the full terms & conditions HERE.

If you have ANY other questions, please feel free to email me via: shaymusart@gmail.com and I’ll answer them as soon as possible. Thank you!