Portrait Sketch by Faceblind Artist
I'll sketch a person, preferably from a written description or left completely to my imagination, for you to use as character inspiration or just for fun to see how I interpret your written description of someone's face. Reference images are fine but remember, I'm faceblind! So it probably won't have a perfect likeness. I normally practice drawing faces with written prompts. I'm okay with drawing you or a friend or family member, but I'm warning now that it probably won't look exactly like them because I interpret faces differently than the average person.
I can use multiple colors but the best sketches are one or two colors.
Sketches can be large or small - one large sketch is 30 simbi, a small sketch is 15 simbi. A large sketch takes up half a page, while small sketches can be about 4-6 to a page - pricing is based on the average time it takes me to make one sketch, a small one takes half the time of a large one in my previous experience.
I can take a picture (with high quality daylight lighting) or I can scan it in and send you a fancy scanned image (but! You cannot trace my image or use my sketch in any way like that! Purely for inspiration or quick art, not to be used as a base sketch for your own art!)
I'm much better at femme and androgynous faces than masculine, though. I am trying to get better, but just be warned I tend to draw features softly and some more masculine faces don't really suit how I interpret them yet..
I am faceblind, which means I can see faces but I have a lot of trouble remembering them and instead I usually remember people based on distinctive features such as hair, skin tone, piercings, and any distinctive facial features (lots of freckles, for example). Because of this, I have to work extra hard to be able to draw faces, especially with a likeness to an actual person.
I may end up using the sketch for my Instagram and Facebook pages, a nd the rights to the actual sketch remain with me.. but of course, you can use the actual character I design for anything you wish.
Training & Qualifications
I'm faceblind and I want to practice drawing faces, and I'm also an artist so that makes me seemingly pretty qualified to be making portrait sketches by a faceblind artist.
Check my Instagram or Facebook page @ArtByTekoro for some not-cropped images of my face sketches.
Availability & Preferences
whenever, but I normally sketch in the morning to mid afternoon