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

Featured Galleries

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.

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

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

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?
I will need a suitable photo of your subject(s) to create your pencil portraits, as I commission hand drawn portraits using photos, (or acrylic portraits, using photos only for pet portraits, or any other subjects.

I am more than happy to offer direction when it comes to choosing the right dimensions for a portrait.
I would recommend a simpler head and shoulder portrait for the smaller sizes I offer, but if you want the portrait full body, then I would suggest a larger size.

The standard sizes I offer are, A4, A3 and A2, but I would be happy to do any size you would like.

In most cases, I would suggest you contact me before, to discuss the best way to commission hand drawn portraits, along with your chosen photos.
I can also offer guidance when it comes to choosing the right photos, to get the right results, for the perfect outcome of your portrait.

Once we have both agreed to start the portrait, then I will book you in.
Following that, just wait for me to contact you again with the complete image of the portrait.

What I do is scan the portrait, and send you an image to your email address, to view and approve.
Once you are happy, I will then ask for the payment, which I ask you to kindly pay within 7 days of receiving the invoice.

If you have an earliest date the portrait can be paid for, then please try and inform me of this when booking.
Once paid then your parcel will be send via insured post.

“Robert after searching pet portraits, through pages of artist for, “commission hand drawn portraits”, I found you, the perfect pencil portrait artist for the job.
I love your work and I cant wait to see the end result”

Discuss your commission.

Contact me to today to discuss your commission, or for a no obligation quote.
If you are ready to order you can go straight to my, commission hand drawn portraits order page.

View for approval.

Once your portrait is complete, I will send you an image via email for you to check, and assuming there are no changes and its approved.
I will then take payment for the work, via bank transfer, PayPal, or cheque.

Portrait sent out.

Once payment has cleared, I will arrange for a first class courier to pick up the parcel. Postage is fully insured.

“I was looking to commission pencil portraits, and pet 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 of drawing my two pet portraits.

His 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 portraits from photos, and I can’t recommend him enough, such a talented portrait artist.”John walker

Ok iv'e see enough, how can i get mine?

If you know what you want, lets get it ordered.

commission hand drawn portraits.
contact details.

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

Comments 11

  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!!

    1. Post
  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

    1. Post
  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.

    1. Post

      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.

    1. Post
  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

    1. Post

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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *