Commissions

Below are the options I offer for custom pet + people portrait commissions | Shipping worldwide

Portraits are drawn with the highest quality soft pastels

Larger sizes allow for greater detail

Sizes are listed in centimetres / inches

1 subject

30 x 40 cm / 11.8 x 15.7″ | £190

40 x 50 cm / 15.7 x 19.6″ | £220

50 x 60 cm / 19.6 x 23.6″ | £280

50 x 70 cm / 19.6 x 27.5″ | £330

70 x 95 cm / 27.5 x 37.4″ | £550

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

2 subjects

30 x 50 cm / 11.8 x 19.6″ | £220

40 x 60 cm / 15.7 x 23.6″ | £280

50 x 70 cm / 19.6 x 27.5″ | £380

70 x 95 cm / 27.5 x 37.4″ | £600

For human portraits, add an extra £50 to each subject

3 subjects

30 x 60 cm / 11.8 x 23.6″ | £330

40 x 70 cm / 15.7 x 27.5″ | £420

60 x 95 cm / 27.5 x 37.4″ | £700

For human portraits, add an extra £50 to each subject

Process of booking & completing your portrait

  1. First, please complete the commission submission form below. I will soon then email you to let you know the shipping costs based on your location & an estimated completion time depending on my current schedule. If you’re happy with the estimated completion time & shipping costs, please reply to my email with your reference photo(s) and any other information you would like me to know.
  1. I will then send you a photo mock-up of your reference photo with your selected background idea, cropped to the exact dimensions of your chosen paper size. This helps to get an idea for the positioning of the subject(s) within the paper dimensions. When happy with the idea, I will send you a link through my website to pay the first 50% of the portrait cost. Once paid, I will then soon work on your portrait’s composition sketch. After you have approved the composition sketch, I will keep this safe in storage until the time comes in my schedule for me to start work on your portrait.
  1. As soon as I have completed the drawing, I will send you a photo of the result and ask if any changes are needed. Once the artwork is to your satisfaction, I will send you the second and final payment link through my website to pay the remaining 50% + shipping cost. After the payment is complete, 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 2 commission payments are calculated:
The portrait is £220.00 and the shipping cost for where you are located is £10.00
  • FIRST payment to start the process is for 50% of the portrait cost which is £110.00
  • SECOND payment upon completion is for 50% of the remaining portrait cost which is £110.00 plus the £10.00 shipping, making the total amount to be paid here £120.00

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.
  • 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.

Commission Submission Form

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!