Commission hand drawn portraits (pencil portraits or paintings), from your photo’s, by pencil portrait artist, Robert Shirt.

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To capture that special moment I’m offering you the opportunity to transform any type of photograph.
Whether it be pet portraits, a family member, or a treasured possession, into exclusive, high quality, hand drawn portraits or paintings by pencil portrait artist, Robert Shirt.

Either my pencil portraits, acrylic paintings or watercolours, are proudly hanging in customers’ homes worldwide, where there enjoyed daily.
Add one to your home today, or maybe buy as a gift for a special person.

Why me?

This means, no computer generated sketch software, just hand drawn pencil portraits or painted pet portraits, by myself. You get the original not a print.
And using the highest quality professional materials.
In most cases I won’t ask for a deposit.
If there is over three subjects to be done then I may ask for a deposit of around 30%, however this will be discussed with you beforehand.
In the unlikely event you think there is something not quite right with the pencil portraits, or painting.
I will address this until you are fully satisfied.
No quibbles.
In the extremely unlikely event you don’t like the portrait.
I will first try and rectify the problem.
If no compromise can be met, then I will just leave it at that and won’t ask for a penny. “Commission hand drawn portraits, pet portraits, by pencil portrait artist, Robert Shirt”“.
There are no extra charges, like vat.

What you see, is what you pay.

Yes your portrait is fully insured. (uk only)
Not by the courier, but by myself.
In the case it’s lost or damaged, I will redo your portrait, but no refund is given.

I would have to re-book you in for the redo, please allow up to 4 weeks for the work to be finished.

So how does it all work?
Step 1. Send the photos to me for approval. (Full direction is available if you prefer)
Step 2. We will discuss the most appropriate way to proceed with the portrait.
Step 3. You will complete the on-line order from.
Step 4. I will book you in and an estimated completion date and full detailed run-down of price structure and job details will be given, (no deposit required in most circumstances)
Step 5. Once complete you will be contacted via email again with a scanned image of the finished piece for your approval. (Changes can be made in most circumstances)
Step 6. In the very likely event you are happy then you will be sent an invoice to complete payment.
Payment is made via bank transfer, Pay Pal, cheque or cash pick up.
Step 7. The work is sent out to you (insured)
Please feel free to contact me regarding anything your not sure of.

Commission pencil portraits

"I was looking to commission pencil portraits, then found Robert Shirt a pencil portrait artist, on line, after searching "commission hand drawn portraits".
After reading his fantastic reviews, I hired him for the job.

Pet portraits

“Roberts hand drawn pencil portraits are fantastic, and for the price, I couldn't find a better pencil portraits artist anywhere on the net. Robert creates pet portraits from photos, and I can't recommend him enough, such a talented portrait artist."

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Portrait artist

“Robert, your pencil portraits and paintings, are fantastic, I searched for commission hand drawn portraits, whilst looking for pet portraits, therefore you were just what I was looking for”.

Pet portraits from photos

"I commissioned Robert to do a portrait of my husbands working dog , Brandubh, for his Birthday. Overjoyed with the result, such fine detail which totally catches the essence of the dog too. Excellent framing and speedy delivery. Can’t recommend highly enough."

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contact details.

Robert Shirt.
17 Barnsley Road.
S75 3RN.
01226 893303.

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  1. Stephanie

    I asked Robert to put all three of my dogs together in one picture, and he has done such an amazing job! I cried when I saw the picture, and I’m sure that my wife will too, when I hand it over to her for our first anniversary!!
    Thanks Robert!! Your drawings are amazing!!

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  2. Liam Taylor

    This is the second portrait I have had done by Robert, absolutely over the moon with both them. First class job, thanks again. Liam

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  3. Humaira Hayat

    Robert created an absolutely stunning portrait of my fiance and his car in pencil. It was amazing I had my portrait done on A2; and Robert nailed it. The portrait is beautiful in every way. Words fail me when it comes to describe what Robert has done. Amazing amazing man so talented! I can not wait to give my fiance his portrait he will simply love it.
    The ordering process was very easy and Robert responded to emails promptly. Everything is broken down into a few simple steps. I recieved my portrait on time there was no delays. I couldn’t have asked for anything more than what I was given. Robert simply blue me away. I thank him dearly for what he has created for me. I have recommened him to everyone I know. Do not hesitate he will do an amzing job!
    I can not thank Robert enough; I’m speechless;I am beyond happy beyond impressed. This is a gift that will live on in our hearts and homes forever. I’m lost for words, im so grateful so thankful. Rizwan is going to love it he’s simply going to love it.

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      Thank you so much for the fabulous comment, much appreciated.

  4. Julie Brown

    I commissioned Robert for a pencil portrait of my late son who died suddenly earlier this year. The finished result from the photo that I provided was amazing and I would highly recommend this extremely talented artist. Robert is also a really genuine person who reacted kindly to my personal circumstances.

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  5. Krystyna Hagerty

    I wanted a unique present for my daughter’s 30th birthday and settled on picture of her beloved dog. I was absolutely delighted – it looked just like Murphy – Robert drew a picture on a dark background which really made the portrait stand out. My daughter will no doubt have very many presents but none as special as this one. Thank you for your very quick service.

    Krystyna Hagerty

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      Hi Krystyna, thank you for your lovely comment, creating the portrait was a pleasure, thank you, any time.

  6. Vikki

    Hi I am looking for a drawing of 10 people aged between 1and 20 years. I was looking for a price and an estimate of how long they usually take

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      thank you Vikki, I have replied to your email with this.

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