Pastel Child Portraits
"There are only two worthwhile things to leave behind when you depart this world of ours: children and art."
- Stephen Sondheim
These 11x14" toned-paper portraits are hand-drawn in pastels by me. They are sized for a standard frame so no custom framing is necessary.
The total price of a portrait is $400 with the first $200 due to secure your booking and the $200 balance due upon completion. You can purchase below in the form, I can send you an online invoice, or I love venmo (@Britton-Vaughn). In order to begin the work, I also require a photo of the subject that must be approved by me. Please upload in the form below if ready or email at a later date. If you're local (central MS) I offer my photography services to ensure a beautiful picture which will translate to a gorgeous drawing. I'm so honored and excited to be chosen to draw your children! I will create a piece of art that brings the love and life of your baby to your home as a forever keepsake.
Example of my photography for reference photo:
BOOKING NOW FOR 2022
To secure your portrait, please book below by paying your deposit ($200). This will put you next in line and I will let you know when the next available due date is. Messaging/Emailing me that you'd love one is so very sweet, but I can't hold your spot just on that. ♡
All Chalk Pastel Portraits are hand drawn with chalk pastels on toned paper.
Please indicate the Due Date on the form to the left, but please know I'm on a first come first serve basis. I have slots that will be filled but will try to make some magic happen.
All stages of the portraits will be shared with the buyer (and Instagram unless specified). This way, there are no surprises with the final product.
Pastel Portraits must have a mat to separate the glass from the drawing.
Nothing should touch the pastels after leaving my studio. They can easily still be smudged and/or ruined if anything touches or lays on top.
Glass protects the artwork from environmental influences: dust, dirt, moisture, fading, and further UV damage. Pastels can smudge or even blow off. It is highly recommended to frame your pastel portrait. Bare in mind, glass can smudge pastels too, so please mat also.
NO mat and/or frame included. Will fit any 11x14" mat & frame.
Sending photos later, please email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tips for a great portrait photograph:
• Please be sure to include the entire head, all of their hair, neck, and top of shoulders.
• Photo should be eye-level with the person in the photograph.
• Please use natural/outdoor lighting.
Please indicate if my photography services will be utilized in the "Additional Info" on the form, price is separate.
ONE CHILD PER PORTRAIT at this time.