Your portrait in three simple steps
Choose your photos, plan your portrait and watch the process unfold before your eyes.
Design your portrait
Choose your perfect photograph.
You’ll work with Emma to choose the best photograph for her to transform into a bespoke hyperreal drawing. There is a helpful photo guide to get you started.
Decide how to mount your portrait.
Emma offers professional framing with a range of frame designs and mounts, giving you the option to receive your portrait ready to display, hassle free!
Confirm your design and deadline.
You’ll receive mock-ups showing you how your drawing will look in its frame, to ensure you love the design. If you have an urgent deadline, Emma will strive to accommodate you.
Watch the process
Work on your portrait begins.
Your work here is done! Emma begins the drawing process. Once your portrait is underway, it has her undivided attention – she won’t stop until it’s perfect.
You receive regular progress updates.
Emma sends you photo updates throughout the process, giving you peace of mind and the opportunity to watch your drawing come together.
You approve the drawing upon completion.
Once your drawing is complete, Emma will send you a final image for your approval before having it mounted.
Have it delivered
Your artwork is gift-wrapped and packaged for safe delivery.
Premium gift-wrapping is included with all of Emma’s drawings, making the whole process extra special. This also makes for the perfect gift without any extra effort! Once wrapped, your portrait is carefully packaged for safe transit.
It's delivered to an address of your choice.
Want to post your drawing direct to its final destination? No problem! Emma delivers worldwide and delivery is free within the UK. All deliveries are tracked and insured.
Smiles all round!
Emma aims to deliver the highest quality of bespoke pencil portraiture, with clear communication throughout the commissioning process. She isn’t happy until you are thrilled with the final drawing.
Make It Extra Special
Professional hand-framing with UV protective, non-reflective glass. A range of wooden frame styles are available including stained black and oak.
Receive a unique, hands-free time-lapse video of the entire creation of your portrait, allowing you to watch the mesmerising process of your drawing coming to life.
Giclée fine art prints of the finished drawing are available in a range of sizes – perfect for giving a copy of your portrait to family and friends.
Gifting a portrait
Watch your memories transform into artwork
They're the most important thing.
"Captured! I commissioned two portraits (myself and my husband) to mark the occasion of my big birthday and wow, how impressed are we! In particular I really feel that the portrait drawing Emma has done of me totally captures my likeness, my happiness and is me to a T.! I commend Emma’s undoubted talent to you."
Debbie – Hampshire, UK
"I can’t thank Emma enough for this drawing of my cat Charlie which was given to me as a present a few months after Charlie had passed away. She captured everything about Charlie in such beautiful detail and it means a lot to see it every day. I would be lying if I said I didn’t have a bit of a cry when I opened it!"
Elsie – Dorset, UK
"It was such a pleasure to work with Emma. She managed to get exactly what I was thinking onto paper with only very vague direction from me. I’m so pleased with the drawings and would highly recommend her skills to anyone, whatever/whoever the subject of the drawing."
Cicely – Bristol, UK
"I ordered a drawing of my wife from Emma. I must say the service was very professional whilst being extremely friendly at the same time. The drawing itself far exceeded my expectations, it’s so lifelike people confuse it for a photograph. Best of all, my wife was absolutely delighted with it."
Jon – Greenwich, UK
"It’s not often that I’m happy with pictures of myself, but this is a spectacular portrait which captures my expression perfectly - so much so that one can read into my soul. Thank you so much. "
Joanne – Southamton, UK
Gifting A Portrait
Portraits make excellent gifts! Emma works to accommodate your requirements with multiple gift options – whether you need to keep it secret, or you want to deliver the gift of a portrait at short notice.
Commission A Portrait
Work with Emma to create a once-in-a-lifetime gift. Establish the deadline so that you can unveil the portrait at the perfect moment. All details of the portrait will be kept off of social media until after you gift it to ensure it's a surprise.
Once the drawing is complete, it will be gift-wrapped and sent either to you or directly to the recipient – the choice is yours!
Giving a gift certificate is a great option if the drawing cannot be completed in time for your deadline, or if you would like your loved one to experience the commission process, including choosing their own photo.
Gift certificates are available for portraits in a range of sizes and can be purchased from the shop.
Fine art prints make a wonderful accompaniment to any portrait. They make an excellent gift for family and friends, as well as allowing you to have professional quality copies of your masterpiece.
Emma's Giclée prints are printed in London on beautiful Hahnemühle archive-quality paper, only at certified print studios.
Prints are available in a wide range of sizes, and prices start from £20.
Emma offers a range of frame styles with extra-clear, UV protective glass. When you purchase a framed portrait, your portrait will be delivered to you professionally framed and ready to hang on the wall.
Framing prices start from £70.
Each commission comes with a unique hands-free time-lapse, allowing you to clearly see your portrait coming together one pencil stroke at a time.