Affordable Pencil Portraits in a Clear, Direct Style..

by UK pencil portraits artist Sally Holland, at affordable prices! Pencil portraits make unique & affordable gifts. Pencil portraits celebrate landmarks in life: Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries.

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For years I have created pencil portraits at public events, demonstrating portrait drawing from direct observation. Drawn in carbon pencil, portraits can also be ordered through this website using your own photographs - making your portraits much more affordable...

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“The portrait was incredibly true to life & really captured her personality -
it helped to bring back some special memories for us all.”
Ms Newell, Wimborne, UK
Conveys More than a Photograph!
Your pencil portraits will convey the individuality of the person and be UNIQUE and lively, not just a stale copy of a photograph.

“I tell you it really brings tears to my eyes when ever I look at it, there’s something so real & special that a photo would never ever capture, and we’ll treasure it forever.”
Mrs Bushell, Cheshire.

Your pencil portrait will be more than just a straight forward copy of a photograph. I use my line selectively to describe the form & character of the subject. I prefer a direct approach, keeping the drawing lively & not laboured. I aim for a soft naturalism. I have ‘put in the mileage’ so to speak; drawing people ‘live’ in a pressurised timeframe helps achieve this sense of immediacy.

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Your pencil portraits will be drawn in a lively but precise style, and are guaranteed  to capture the individuality and character of the people, or animals drawn.
“Wow! Absolutely spot on, I can’t tell you how pleased I am.” M. Pawinska
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Your pencil portraits have a money back
I am confident you will never want to send your portraits back. But if you aren’t satisfied for any reason, or they don’t live up to your expectations, just return the portraits and I’ll refund your entire payment.
Cherish the Moment
Childhood years are precious but pass before you know it...
Okay, you have hundreds of photographs of them, but a pencil portrait drawing will be something  different & special.

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“Words cannot express what I felt when I saw my son’s portrait - it was so him!
I am delighted. Thank you.”
Mrs Derby, Dorset
“When we gave the picture to my sister-in-law she cried, she thought it was wonderful.” Mrs Wratten, West Sussex
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“It was fantastic, you captured him exactly - my wife loved it, which made me really happy too.” Simon Smith, Aylesbury.

 Delight Your Family & Friends
Enjoy the emotional response when you give the gift of your little one’s pencil portrait to their grandparents!

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“Thank you so much for the portrait. It is absolutely brilliant - my friend had tears in her eyes when she opened her present & saw it ... She says she couldn’t have had a better present! Thanks again.”
K.Walker, Herts. UK

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 Celebrate Special Occasions
Pencil portraits can celebrate those Landmarks in Life :
Christenings (everybody loves a baby’s portrait)
Birthdays, Graduations, Weddings & Anniversaries.
Why not have pencil portraits of adult members of the family too, for an unusual & affordable memory of a family occasion!

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Quality Materials, Made to Last
Your pencil portraits will be drawn on good quality, textured drawing paper, which will help preserve them over the years.
Unless another size is specifically requested, your pencil portraits will be drawn on a generous A3 size sheet of paper (approximately 11 x 16”).
I mainly use a particular brand of carbon pencils as the lines produced can be strong, dark & do not fade.
This allows me to draw freely where necessary whilst focusing on the finer details with a sharpened point.
I aim for a balance of both freedom & detail in my pencil portraits.


Gather Your Family Together
Composite or family groups such as doubles, triples etc. can be brought together from several of your photographs as you wish even if they have not been taken together.
For example family members who live far apart.
Remember the finished pencil portraits can be posted to your distant friends or relatives.


So if you have a favourite photograph of your child or pet that you think would make an engaging portrait drawing - please feel free to place your order by e-mail or post the photographs with your instructions to me.

You will find my prices extremely reasonable & remember there is a no risk money back guarantee in the unlikely event that you are not satisfied with my work.

The reason I can charge such
UNBELIEVABLY REASONABLE PRICES is that I have many years’ experience of drawing pencil portraits in front of the subject.


This has honed my skills into determining precisely the
personality & individuality of your loved ones, thus maintaining this as a key focus.

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Your finished pencil portraits are carefully packaged in a waterproof plastic and paper wrapping, with hardboard to stiffen, thus ensuring that they will arrive at your door in pristine condition.

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Simply send me photographs either by post or attached to an email (jpeg) together with your requirements & contact details. Then I will confirm your order & produce for you pencil portrait drawings that will be treasured for years to come.

You can if you wish order on line by clicking this
Prices/Ordering button & following the instructions or continue below:-

                               Remember there is a no risk guarantee.
                        So I look forward to receiving your photographs.
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Normal prices start from approximately 63 per person/subject drawn

Paper size : A3 (approx 16 x 12 inches)
unless a different size is specifically requested.

Easy to order

Simply supply me one or more good clear photographs of the subject,
either posted to
45-Calder Road,
Poole, Dorset UK
BH17 8PF

or email to

I will then confirm receipt of your photographs, discuss payment & expected delivery date of the portrait.

Remember there is a no risk guarantee.

For on line Payments Options see Prices/Ordering page

I can accept fast secure payment by Paypal or by cheque. Your choice.
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Thank you for your order.
All content copyright 2015 Sally Holland

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