You send me the image you want your portrait based on - clean backgrounds and well lit works best - and I'll paint a watercolor inversion portrait from it. Tends towards the impressionistic, with fairly high saturation and dark or textured backgrounds. I provide you with a digital final that you can print by whatever means you prefer. This is typically 11"x17" - the size of my scanner deck. Digital finals are typically uploaded to dropbox, but I can work with other providers as well. Please note that your print read digital final will be very large. At 600dpi, 200 megabytes or more is not unusual.
I'm negotiable down from 250 simbi if you're offering a service or trading physical goods. Yep, mail me art supplies I'm particularly looking for (really nice watercolor paints and paper, for example) and you stand a pretty decent chance of having your painting traded for that alone.
Personal use only: Unless we've negotiated otherwise, you're welcome to print and hang this art, but not to resell it. Thank-you.
Please be aware that I'll occasionally decline a trade if I think I can't do it justice - if interested, please include the photo you're looking to have painted as part of your request.
I'm also a portrait photographer, so if you need a well shot portrait to base the painting on, yell - but since that requires in-person, it's a lot harder for me to set up unless you're in my area.
Training & Qualifications
A professional artist since 1990, working in inversions since 200-something mumble something probably 4. A civilized human being/mechanical entity. Published and whatnot. Really, however, I figure the work represents itself best. If you like it: Excellent. If not, that's cool too and there are plenty of other awesome artists here you can nab work from.
Availability & Preferences