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Portrait in Pencil

$ 90.00

Artist France Van Stone will create an artwork inspired by the photo of your choice. After purchase, Sktchy will send you an email requesting your photo to share with the artist.

What will the artwork look like?

6B & 2B pencil on Canson paper. Similar in style to these examples:


What do I get with this purchase?

- The artist will create an artwork inspired by the photo of your choice, and share the artwork on Sktchy
- You will get a standard-resolution file perfect for sharing on Facebook, Instagram and other social networks
- You can also get a high-resolution file perfect for printing if you choose that add-on during checkout
- You will not get the original artwork or a print through this transaction

When will I get to see the artwork?

The artist will share the artwork on Sktchy within 28 days of your purchase. You will receive a notification email.

What if I want to buy the original or a print after I see the artwork?

The artist may be willing to sell you the original or a print. That would be a separate transaction not included in this purchase.

What if I want a refund?

We will give you a full refund, with no questions asked, up to 7 days after the artist shares the commissioned artwork on Sktchy. Please send your refund request to support [at] sktchy [dot] com.

Who is the artist?

France Belleville-Van Stone's work was published in Danny Gregory's An Illustrated Life in 2008. She has joined the Fakulty of Sketchbook Skool for the Spring 2015 semester. She is the author of Sketch! The Non-Artist's Guide To Inspiration, Technique, And Drawing Daily Life. She was born in north-eastern France, and moved to the United States after finishing her Master’s degree in English from the Université de Strasbourg.

In 2006, Belleville-Van Stone started her blog Wagonized (a reference to her love for old Volvo wagons) and has been posting about drawing on trains, drawing when there is no time to draw, drawing at work, drawing at night, drawing on any support, drawing first thing in the morning, drawing without any formal training, drawing while nursing a new-born, drawing standing up and drawing with a cat on her lap. Belleville-Van Stone has turned her main handicap (being untaught) into a strength: "I don't know what I am doing so let me show you how."

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