At the LeadHead Studio, I use only high quality professional materials. For any portrait you will have the options to choose paper and mat colors. The paper that I prefer to use for portraits is a Stonehenge 90 lb. paper. Your options for color are: White, Cream, Natural, Pale Blue or a Pearl Gray. I have choosen to go with this particular paper because it is 100% cotton, acid free and works well with a variety of different mediums.
I use a variety of pencils to achieve the multiple shades within your portrait. My preference of pencils are the Staedtler Mars Lumograph pencils. If you have a budding artist in your family, I would highly recommend them. Along side these pencils, I also use blending stumps and tortillons to help soften the lines of each piece.
For your matting options, you will have a choice of Black, White or Cream. The mats that I use are a 4-ply acid free mat with a white core.
To protect each finished piece, I will spray your artwork with a Krylon fixative. This will protect it from smudging and yellowing over time.
Finally before shipping, your piece will be secured in an acid free art sleeve with a backing board and mailed flat.
HOW TO ORDER:
- Choose your options: Paper Selection and Mat Color
- Add the product to your cart.
- Complete the check out process.
- Email your high quality reference photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once I have your reference photo, I layout out the main areas of your portrait. I work from the lightest to darkest areas until I feel that I have captured the essence of the image. When I have completed your portrait, I will email you a watermarked "proof" for your approval. At this time, I can make any necessary minor adjustments. Once the artwork is approved, I will spray it with a fixative to preserve the image and keep it from smudging. Finally matting it and placing it in an acid free art sleeve with a backing board before I ship it to its final destination.