Commissioned Pencil & charcoal Portraits
Customized portraits can be the perfect gift for any occasion!
*All Portraits come Professionally FRAMED with
a custom Double Mat*
You may choose between a charcoal or graphite portrait or
you can leave that up to Shay.
(Charcoal leaves darker values and contrast where as Graphite is a softer look)
Find a clear, high resolution photograph of your loved one or pet. The better quality photo, the better quality portrait is produced. It should NOT be a full body photograph. The eyes of the subject should be very clear. Please include some information about your loved one, so Shay can connect to the subject while drawing the portrait. The importance of knowing a subject helps the artist put spirit and love into each portrait.
All portraits come on special acid-free bristol paper which is sprayed with a fixative to protect the artwork. Once matted, the portrait will be placed in a protective sleeve and packaged safely for shipping or local pickup.
Full payment is due upon ordering. Once you receive an invoice from you will be directed to the secured PayPal site for completion. By ordering, you acknowledge and agree that the payment will be non-refundable other than if the art arrives damaged.
Portraits can take anywhere from 4-6 weeks (depending on holidays) to complete. Almost 100 hours can go into a single portrait depending on the details. A photo of the work will be supplied through your email before shipment/delivery to ensure satisfaction. If you live locally and want to pick up the artwork, please request so.
Portraits are carefully packaged and shipped to prevent damage. If any damages do occur in transit, please contact Shay within 7 days of arrival with images of the damage.
Shay retains full copyright for all artwork. All images and content are protected under United States and International copyright laws. The client may not distribute, reproduce, or otherwise profit from the artwork.
Shay reserves the right to use, distribute or reproduce the artwork without permission of the customer.
Signed prints can be purchased for additional family members for $50 each. Please contact for more
A photo is always supplied in email before shipment...If you are not completely satisfied for any reason with your artwork, please contact Shay so it can be resolved. Corrections can always be made and will not ship until you're 100% happy with it.
*By ordering a commission from Shay you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to the terms and
conditions provided above.
*Policies and prices are subject to change without notice.