check each photo you send us against the checklist below. If you
can answer "yes" to each question, you are most likely
to have a photograph that will work beautifully as artwork
reference for a wonderful pencil portrait drawing.
1. Are the subjects in the photo pictured clearly in proper lighting?
Are colors of
hair & eyes accurate?
should be no squinted eyes or red eye.
the number of subjects to be drawn the same as the number of
in the photo?
Does the photo show the
upper body only?
in the photo can mean the face of the one to be
drawn is too
small and won't blow up clear enough to see detail.
Faces the size of
a dime won't work.
For an architectural subject, is it captured at an attractive angle?
When sending photos over e-mail is the image a clear jpg file?
A good way to tell is
to print it out and see how it looks. If you can see the
details (colors, shapes, etc.) so can the artist.
check the size of your picture before sending it over e-mail. If you
snap the picture and
send it directly over e-mail without adjusting the size, it
could be too large. However, most
photos transport fine.
IMPORTANT: Please do not crop
photos before sending
them to us.
Are your photos snapshots taken by a non professional?
Photos taken by a
professional photographer or studio
accompanied with a signed
release from that professional.
exceptions. See sample release form below.
are responsible for copyright infringement.
Is your pet photographed in a pleasing pose
showing it's best features?
Photographing pets can be a challenge. Some good ways to
them is when reclining, or to have someone
hold your pet while
photographing. Some pets are frightened of cameras and will run
so it's best to prepare for this in the event yours is one who is afraid.