Susan List

Portrait artist, Illustrator.


Paper and size specifications

The paper I use is Bristol Smooth and I always leave a margin around the drawing.

A frame is not included so you can frame it yourself and use a frame of your choice.

How to get your own photorealistic portrait

There are four simple steps on getting your own photorealistic portrait

  1. Contact me with via e-mail and include up to three candidate pictures that you would like to be drawn.
  2. Together, we chose one of the pictures, decide the size, estimate a delivery date, and agree on a price.
  3. Your portrait arrives at your address around the agreed delivery date.

Choosing a photo

Any decent quality photo is fine, but the size and quality of the portrait is really dependant on the size and quality of the photo. Ideally it should be a close up portrait photo. Picking/cropping a face from a distant photo could also work but usually the result cannot be bigger than A4.

The best result is of course if you take your time and take a photo especially for the portrait.

How long does it take?

Depending on the size and complexity of the picture, it can be between one to five weeks. Once I see the image, I can be very accurate on the time estimation so you don't have to worry about this.

If you are planning to gift a portrait for a birthday, an anniversary or any other festive event that has a fixed date, I would suggest that you contact me at least six weeks earlier to make sure that we can make it in time.

For bigger events such as Christmas, I would suggest that you contact me at least two months earlier, since I usually have more commissions and we have to plan accordingly.

Delivery methods.

I usually send the portraits via post, but if you prefer a courier service, that is also possible. If you live in the Netherlands, we can also arrange to meet so I can give it to you personally.

Sizes and Prices

The sizes indicated bellow are the sizes of the paper and not the sizes of the portrait, the drawing itself is usually around twenty percent smaller than the paper size, and, needless to say, if your picture is square, the result will also be square.

A5 A4 A3
One Face 65€ 150€ 230€
Two Faces 100€ 220€ 300€
Paper size 14.8 x 21 cm 21 x 29.7 cm 29.7 x 42 cm
Approx. drawing size 12 x 17 cm 17 x 24 cm 24 x 34 cm
The prices above are indicative and they may differ depending on the complexity of the background - usually for full body pictures.