We've gathered over 50 portrait artists from across the internet for you to choose from. Turn your photos to art! Custom portraits make the perfect gift or keepsake. It is a unique representation to hang on your wall for years to come. You can choose from our categories of people portraits, pet portraits, and house portraits. Memorialize a relative, significant person, or a beloved family pet with a rendering by one of the portrait artists. Know someone who purchased their first home? Give them them a unique housewarming gift. An original home portrait to hang on the wall of their new home. Do you have a favorite photo of your family? An original painting of that picture is a great way to remember that moment in time for years to come.
We are a directory of artists who specialize in custom portraiture. Categories include people portraits, pet portraits from photos, and custom house portraits. You can have a painting, sketch or digital image created of your new baby, or a popular time is from a photo of your wedding day. Dog portraits are the most popular for artwork of pets. When you commission a painting or drawing from a portrait artist, each picture is a hand made original. We also list artists who use computer aided graphics or digital images for their custom portraits. The way the process works is simple. Choose a portrait artist and send them the photograph you want them to paint or draw a picture of. They will make an original rendering. Artists prefer a digital image of your photo for clarity. Most portrait artists can change details of the photo. For instance, they can remove or add a different background, or add or change details at your request. Each artists process is a little different. Some specialize in painting, drawing, digital or use mixed mediums. Commissioned paintings can be made in oil, acrylic or watercolor. Oil paintings are traditionally done on canvas, and most watercolor paintings are created on paper. You can also have a sketch done by a portrait artist. Commissioned sketches or drawings are created using pastels, ink, or graphite and usually done on paper. For more realistic feel or richer texture to your portrait, you probably want to choose custom portraits done in color. If you are looking for a more timeless feel, then you probably want to pick an artist who uses black ink, charcoal, or graphite. Check with each individual artist as to whether they include a matte or offer framing with your custom portrait. Turn your photographs into art now!