CUSTOM CHARCOAL DRAWINGS FROM PHOTOS

Turn your photo to charcoal paintings and get 100% hand-painted drawings by professional artists

Customers love our charcoal drawings

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Excellent Customer Reviews

4.9

I very much recommend photo2painting

I made the mistake of selecting the incorrect style for the photo I uploaded when I placed my order. They emailed and advised on the best style for the photograph. Let me tell you, this charcoal style was incredible. I've never seen anything that well.

Thank you for the wonderful service!

I had a portrait of my pet dog created and found the procedure to be quite simple. I had high hopes for it, but as I opened the package, I screamed. It seemed as if she had returned to me, and that one moment helped me so much in my grieving struggle. Robin, I sincerely appreciate your generosity. The only criticism is that the frame is in an awkward position, but this is easily overcome by the beauty of the image. It was a fantastic experience, and I am so pleased I discovered them.

WOW!!!

The picture is fantastic! I grabbed photographs from my brother's Facebook page of his deceased dogs, and I'm surprised at what you people were able to put together and paint. The painting is stunning, and I can't wait to present it to him on Christmas. The entire procedure could not have been simpler. I'm quite satisfied and would suggest you to anybody!

Perfect painting

Excellent Service and excellent quality. Communication was quick & effective with all questions answered. The painting was gorgeous & I will definitely be ordering another one.

Great gift

This is a great gift to the person, it made the recipient’s birthday. If I ever need another painting I will certainly order another one from you.

Perfect!

I am excited about the time it took to deliver the paintings and the precision and professional quality of the artists' work.

No words can express my feeling

The staff were really easy to deal with and showed me what it will look like and assured me it met my expectations. My expectations were surpassed. If you need painting done at any moment, these are the people to call. They are very professional, and their customers are delighted.

Incredible

Happy with the painting and the frame. P2p staff give each customer their full attention & effort. I am beyond thankful and impressed.

Awesome painting

I was very very pleased with the outcome, you captured my daughter’s whole personality. Thank you so much.

I adore…

I adore the exact result that we wanted. We had a wonderful experience.

Photo2painting service…

Photo2painting service is well worth the price and the completed product exceeded expectations.

It's fantastic!

I am a Professional Photographer that photographs over 500 every year. I can be rather critical. when my wife surprised me with a painting of our family I was astounded when I opened the package. Claudia's painting of our family, in my view, could not have been more accurate if she had been sitting right on the floor in front of us. It's fantastic! the quality of the product is incredible. It is up on the wall in our living room as we speak, and honestly, it's freaking me out. Highly recommended for those on the fence whether to order a picture or not! You won’t regret it!!! Thank you for what you do.  Carol Florida

Stunning

This is an absolutely magnificent work of art. Totally realistic. My father is 82 years old, and I had a painting done of him. The artist slightly altered the painting from the photograph and made it excellent! If you order a painting, you will adore it for the rest of your life, and it will be passed down from generation to generation.

immensely grateful

We recently lost our beloved Maltese, and my partner was distraught; I thought having a painting drawn would be an amazing way to memorialize his memories; I had no idea how life-like it would be!! Not only was my boyfriend taken aback, but he must have stared at the painting for an hour!! Thank you so much for your assistance with the mourning process!!

What lovely artwork!

Our painting is stunning and realistic! The artist performed an excellent job. Ordering was simple, and I appreciated being able to inspect and approve the painting before making payment. It also arrived quite swiftly. Thank you for assisting us in keeping our darling boy's memory alive!

You did a great job

You did a great job on our dog's painting! It looked just like the photo I provided you! My brother will be extremely happy with it because he lost his closest buddy in September, who was the dog you painted, and I can't wait to gift it to him for Christmas!

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HOW IT WORKS?

Follow simple, three steps to order your precious custom painting from a photo...

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Start your order, upload a photo, select theme & medium, and pay only 10% of the full amount, approve your painting and receive your precious artwork

Turn Your Photo Into a Charcoal drawing on Canvas

Ever wondered how you can seize the most special moments of your life forever? Then, get ready to turn your photo to charcoal drawings on canvas by the best charcoal artists in the whole industry. They’re willing to help you celebrate the most special moments of your life exactly as you wish! So, be prepared to order your personalized charcoal paintings in just a few minutes!

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Kiki

Kiki’s charcoal paintings have already inspired thousands of art admirers in Bruges, Belgium. Due to all the love and support she received from locals, a few years ago she decided to study art at a professional level at the Academy of Fine Arts. Now she’s excited to have gotten the scholarship from the New York Academy of Art.

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Layla

Layla is an emerging artist whose picturesque acrylic paintings of Aussie landscapes fascinate thousands of people worldwide. Based in Sydney, Australia, she’s inspired by travel as it gives her a chance to gain insights into her future artworks. She finds turning foreigners’ pictures into acrylic paintings a pleasant hobby.

originated from Sydney

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Marcy Miller

Marcy has always been keen on charcoal paintings. Although she’s an Arizona girl, she happily calls Las Vegas her home, where she’s been based for the past 5 years already. Currently, she runs a painting studio where she exhibits her stunning drawings and turns photographs into charcoal paintings

originated from Las Vegas

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Matthew

Matthew is a mixed-media landscape painter from Houston, Texas. Animals and wildlife always inspired him. As a result of his fascination with western culture, local art enthusiasts are always eager to attend his exhibitions. To him, creating watercolor paintings of pets is a way of relaxing.

originated from Houston

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Ebba Sommer

Born in Munich, Germany, Ebba is a self-taught artist who gets inspiration from nature and wildlife. Creating charcoal paintings is her lifetime hobby, and, as she believes, charcoal helps her get even closer to nature. Ebba is extremely fascinated by turning pictures of pets into personalized charcoal drawings.

originated from Munich

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Isabella

An Amsterdam-based artist specializing in custom oil painting from photo. She has worked in the industry for 9 years already, and now she teaches oil painting workshops and helps Dutch artists to refine their skills. To her, turning photos of strangers into oil portraits is a way to connect with people and express her feelings.

originated from Amsterdam

Meet

Kiki

Kiki’s charcoal paintings have already inspired thousands of art admirers in Bruges, Belgium. Due to all the love and support she received from locals, a few years ago she decided to study art at a professional level at the Academy of Fine Arts. Now she’s excited to have gotten the scholarship from the New York Academy of Art.

originated from Bruges

Meet

Layla

Layla is an emerging artist whose picturesque acrylic paintings of Aussie landscapes fascinate thousands of people worldwide. Based in Sydney, Australia, she’s inspired by travel as it gives her a chance to gain insights into her future artworks. She finds turning foreigners’ pictures into acrylic paintings a pleasant hobby.

originated from Sydney

Meet

Marcy Miller

Marcy has always been keen on charcoal paintings. Although she’s an Arizona girl, she happily calls Las Vegas her home, where she’s been based for the past 5 years already. Currently, she runs a painting studio where she exhibits her stunning drawings and turns photographs into charcoal paintings

originated from Las Vegas

Meet

Matthew

Matthew is a mixed-media landscape painter from Houston, Texas. Animals and wildlife always inspired him. As a result of his fascination with western culture, local art enthusiasts are always eager to attend his exhibitions. To him, creating watercolor paintings of pets is a way of relaxing.

originated from Houston

Meet

Ebba Sommer

Born in Munich, Germany, Ebba is a self-taught artist who gets inspiration from nature and wildlife. Creating charcoal paintings is her lifetime hobby, and, as she believes, charcoal helps her get even closer to nature. Ebba is extremely fascinated by turning pictures of pets into personalized charcoal drawings.

originated from Munich

Meet

Isabella

An Amsterdam-based artist specializing in custom oil painting from photo. She has worked in the industry for 9 years already, and now she teaches oil painting workshops and helps Dutch artists to refine their skills. To her, turning photos of strangers into oil portraits is a way to connect with people and express her feelings.

originated from Amsterdam

Tbilisi

NewYork

ABU DHABI

Kyiv

Amsterdam

Sydney

Give Life to Your Photographs

Sometimes, capturing a simple photo isn’t enough to preserve your precious memory for a lifetime.

That’s why you should transform your photo to charcoal painting right now! You’re just a few clicks away to order the finest quality charcoal masterpiece!

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John Nash

Exceptional Memory!

I bought this commission for my son, our house had been burnt 10 years ago and all pictures of ourselves had been burnt as well. So, it is unbelievable what photo2painting’s artist has done - he’s created the exact copy of the only childhood photograph of my son (which I had in old iPad). This painting is truly amazing with so much detail and personality. This was the best gift I could have ever given him. Absolutely beautiful! Highly recommend! Very heartfelt gift. We can pass down for generations!
Glen Harper

Tears of happiness!

Photo2Painting and its artists are amazing! My Grandpa passed away right before I graduated from university. He was granma's best friend and we were very close. He has been gone for 10 years this year. It's been hard on my grandma this year and I wanted to give her something special for Christmas. I had an oil painting of my grandpa and her.Her reaction spoke volumes! She loved it so much! She was crying and I was crying! It was the most special moment to get to share with her! Very positive feedback from me!
Martha Matthews

I love my Painting!

The painting is a stunning representation of our dog. When we first saw the painting, we were all in tears. Every day, we miss our dog, but looking at this painting helps us feel as though we still get to see him. Such a great way to remember our beloved dog. The customer service is excellent as well. Super helpful, easy to reach and very responsive. The artwork is excellent, and I am thankful to the artist for creating it. It turned out far better than I had hoped. Honestly, the experience with Photo2painting.comwas nothing but excellent.
Bryant Perry

Grandad: I love you!

I saw videos of reveals for this site on Facebook. Of course, I was doubtful at first, but after reading several testimonials reviews, I knew I had to try. It's worth every penny. From the time you place your purchase until you receive your painting, you will receive regular updates. That alone is a huge relief. This entire experience was incredible. I will absolutely use this site again and have already recommended it to others. The artwork of my dad and his grandfather Sam (who died many years ago) was flawless. Julie has incredible talent. Because of how lifelike it appeared, my partner, our friends, and family couldn't believe it was genuine! I was quite pleased with my experience.
Amanda a

The Most Precious Gift!

The best company! This painting was for my sister’s Christmas present. We loved it. Great customer service and what’s important delivery was in an extremely timely manner. Can't wait to order another portrait. thank you for everything. I will definitely recommend this site and use it again in the future! Amanda
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What Makes Custom Charcoal Drawings Remarkable & How to Find the Most Reliable Company

Have you ever wondered what makes custom charcoal drawings stand out from drawings in other mediums?

The answer is simple and straightforward: it’s all-natural and healthy for our health and the environment. But most importantly, charcoal is one of the most versatile mediums that is widely used in the photo-painting industry. That’s why people around the world reach out to us to turn their special picture to charcoal painting and create memories that will last a lifetime.

But do you know how you can choose the right company to get the highest quality charcoal drawings? Want to know whether it’s worth getting your loved ones custom charcoal drawings as presents? Or perhaps you’ve ever wondered what the advantages and disadvantages of charcoal are in comparison to other mediums.

If all these sound familiar, get ready because, in this blog, we’re going to introduce the secrets of custom charcoal drawings!

What is Charcoal Medium?

In simple terms, charcoal is an organic material made from burning wood. Just like graphite, charcoal is considered a form of carbon, and it’s ideal for creating black and white portraits of landscapes. 

Professional artists generally use two specific types of charcoal to create custom charcoal sketches. While the techniques of “vine” and “compressed” charcoal are somehow different from each other, the result is generally pretty much the same. 

In fact, vine charcoal, which is made of burnt willow wood, is used for lighter marks while drawing on the surface. And what’s better, it can be easily erased. By contrast, compressed charcoal makes darker colors and is a bit harder to erase. Besides, usually, charcoal painters need a gum binder to hold compressed charcoal together.

Perhaps not surprisingly, due to its versatile techniques, charcoal is a widely used medium. The simple reason is that people consider it nature’s gift because, unlike other drawing materials, charcoal is completely safe and environmentally friendly. It is no wonder why the number of charcoal artists is growing so rapidly.

Tips to Choose the Best Companies of Photo to Charcoal Paintings

Even if you have already picked your preferred photo and can’t wait to turn it into a custom charcoal drawing, you might have a hard time finding a company that will meet all your needs and create a masterpiece. That’s why we decided to work out certain criteria a company must meet in order to be considered reliable.

So, here are our tips for choosing the best companies to turn your photo into a charcoal painting.

  • Reasonable prices

     Did you know that reliable painting companies calculate the prices for their services based on certain factors? For example, in order to determine the charcoal drawing prices, we consider the number of individuals in our customer’s picture and the size of the canvas. Besides, the price goes up if they add a frame too. As a result, our prices are reasonable, and you can adjust your charcoal painting based on your budget while ordering it. Similarly, other trustworthy companies always offer suitable prices for their services, instead of having a fixed price for all the kinds of services they offer.
  • Professional painters

     When it comes to turning photo to charcoal drawings, a lot depends on the charcoal portrait artists. Believe it or not, it’s not only about mastery of the charcoal technique. Instead, a painter should have an eye on the details and an outstanding imagination to turn your photo into a masterpiece. So, choose a company that has not just one or two artists, but a team of professional charcoal drawing artists with proven experience and motivation to meet your needs.
  • Social proof

     Have you already checked the customer reviews of the company you’re planning to collaborate with? If you haven’t, now is the right time to check because social proof is a guarantee that they really offer enough satisfying service.For example, if you check our customer reviews page, you’ll see how happy and excited our customers are and how they enjoy sharing their positive feedback. So, just take a look at the customer feedback, check the social media pages too, and make sure that the company has honest and transparent social proof.
  • Convenient website

     How many minutes do you need to find your preferred service on the website? One? Five? Or maybe much more. And if that’s the case, we bet you find the entire process boring and exhausting.On the contrary, authoritative painting companies understand that easy-to-navigate websites are everything for customers! No one wants to spend hours looking for the gallery of custom charcoal drawings or ordering their favorite product. Thus, reliable companies always offer convenient websites with an eye-catching interface like ours to satisfy and please their customers at the same time!
  • Handy customer support

     The availability of the customer support team is another crucial factor when choosing a photo-painting company. Why? Because in the process of ordering your custom charcoal drawings or having them delivered, you might have various questions. What if the answers aren’t anywhere on the website and there’s no one who can answer you? You’re likely to get confused.That’s why you should choose a painting company that has a friendly customer support team that is available 24/7. That way, you can easily get personalized answers to your questions and get all the necessary information to feel relieved.

Pros & Cons of Custom Charcoal Drawings

Before you make the final decision to transform your photo to charcoal paintings, we want to make sure that you understand all the advantages and disadvantages that the charcoal medium is known for. So, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of charcoal drawings.

Pros

  • Shadows look very realistic – 

    The charcoal medium is famous for creating realistic shadows and adding depth to the painting. Therefore, custom charcoal drawings look genuine and true to life.
  • Versatile paintings – 

    Charcoal is considered one of the most versatile art mediums due to its ability to be smudged and blended. As a result, the charcoal medium is ideal for creating depth in black and white paintings. 
  • Fast to work with

     – Charcoal is the fastest drawing medium, and it doesn’t need any time to dry, just like pencil or color pencil mediums. This means that your personalized charcoal paintings will be ready once the artist finishes drawing. 

Cons

  • Colors are diminished

     – As a matter of fact, charcoal allows only limited colors. Thus, if you’re looking for colorful portraits, go for oil or watercolor mediums instead.
  • Limited focus on details – 

    Charcoal makes it a bit harder to draw small details from the painting exactly as they are. However, charcoal painting artists focus on the details that matter the most.
  • Smudges easily

     – Although the smudging technique is very helpful in the process of drawing, once the charcoal painting is finished, you need to be careful because this medium is prone to smudging.

Custom Charcoal Portraits as Gifts – Is It Worth It?

Are you looking for an exclusive present to surprise your loved ones on special dates? Then, ordering the personalized charcoal drawing portrait is indeed a great idea. Regardless of their interests, preferences, or home interior, chances are high that our hand-drawn custom charcoal painting will inspire them!

Just take a look at our gallery of custom charcoal drawings and you’ll easily realize why it’s worth it to celebrate the special moments of your life with personalized paintings. Whether it’s your family member, friend, or just an acquaintance, we bet that your beloved people will remember your thoughtful present for a lifetime!

Charcoal FAQ

Our custom charcoal paintings are completely hand-drawn by qualified painters. After ordering your photo to charcoal painting, they need to go through the following process:

  • Delineating your photograph using the thinnest brush or pencil.
  • Outlining the figure lines in the picture with light color and filling the basic zones.
  • Adding extra details using charcoal and developing the entire artwork.

Keep in mind that you can reach out to our customer support team if you want to get a glimpse of the progress of your order.

Considering that different types of hand-drawn paintings require different amounts of effort from our charcoal artists, the charcoal painting price depends on three major factors:

  • The size of the canvas
  • The number of individuals in the painting
  • The size of the frame (if included)

But to be more exact, the price roughly varies from $169 to $649. Therefore, you can easily choose the most suitable charcoal drawing based on your budget.

Yes! Our professional artists use canvas for most of the custom charcoal portraits, and it makes an amazing surface for charcoal drawings. The reason is that the grain of the canvas helps the charcoal adhere well. Besides, charcoal on canvas seems much more vibrant and clear. Therefore, using canvas is definitely a better option than paper or other traditional surfaces for charcoal drawings.

Certainly! Meeting our customers’ needs is a priority for us. That’s why we offer an opportunity to preview your custom charcoal painting after it’s done by one of our best charcoal artists. And guess what? We aren’t going to finalize the process until you approve the painting. This means you’ll have the final say until we get the drawing ready for shipment.

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