CUSTOM COLOR PENCIL PORTRAITS FROM PICTURES

Turn your special photo to color pencil painting to get 100% hand-painted artwork created by qualified artists!

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Easy process

Easy process, great gift for Christmas.

My Aunt Joanne's picture was BEAUTIFUL.

My Aunt Joanne's picture was BEAUTIFUL. There aren't enough words to express how much we adore it! It's a Christmas gift for my mother. My mother and aunty were blood sisters and closest friends at heart. We sadly lost my aunty to cancer last month, so this gift will mean more to my mom than you can imagine. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, artist, and photo2painting, for the beautiful portrait. Janet

Memories to Admire

I love everything about photo2painting appeals to me. Excellent quality and prompt delivery. I commissioned a painting for my sister. She got it wrapped beneath the tree by Christmas. She hasn't yet seen it. I like how clear her portrait is. Her spouse died in August of this year, and I wanted to do something special for her in honor of her marriage to the Love of her Life. I couldn't see anything wrong with the portrait. It was excellent for the photograph I emailed you. Thank you very much for assisting me in giving her something she will have for the rest of her life and will be able to pass on to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Keep up the fantastic work, assisting us in capturing memories that only your photos can express. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!

Thank you

Thank you photo2painting. You know how to make people happy.

Painting is great.

I was pleased with the final portrait! It's a Christmas present for a close relative. It's a perfect match for their puppy! The customer service is excellent! Thank you very much!

So amazing!

This artwork turned out fantastic! My girlfriend adored it. Thank you to Elizabeth, our artist, for accurately capturing the likeness of our dog Harry. She is an expert, and everything is great. Thank you very much! I would recommend this artist to everyone! 

You made ordering simple.

You made ordering simple. Changes were made and collaboration was used to make it the best it could be.

The loveliest Christmas present ever!!

I'm pleased with how the painting came out! Thank you for providing such a lovely and unique portrait of our kids!! My grandparents died before our daughter was born, and now we have a wonderful photo of them together because of you! Thank you for making such an important piece for us!!

I live in France, and communication was...

I live in France, and the communication was quick and excellent. Because the talk occurred in English, it may create issues for those who do not speak English. The artwork is fantastic. My photo was destroyed, so I shared some additional photographs, which turned out to be better than the original. Thank you so much for your wonderful Christmas present. Best wishes

My Friend's Lasting Memory

To be frank, I was a little worried when I purchased the paintings online. I couldn't be pleased with the paintings since they were so fantastic at communicating and making sure the details were accurate. And being able to select the medium and the artist was quite important to me. The paintings were really beyond my expectations; they were of my friend, who died unexpectedly, and I wanted to have a lasting remembrance of him. Thank you for getting it correct the first time!

Great

I am surprised with the result. Thank you, photo2painting staff.

WHAT A FANTASTIC Service

I had a little issue downloading photos due to my lack of computer skills, but the staff was fantastic and guided me through it, and the artist made an identical reproduction of the photos of my now departed pets. Seriously, all the way down to the wood grain on the carpet!! Unbelievable and, without a doubt, tear-jerking. I can't wait to display these works of art to my fiancée for Christmas. Thank you so much for everything you've done for me and my recollections!!!!

Expectations were exceeded.

I went in a bit apprehensive about the ultimate result, but I bought a painting nevertheless because I'd wanted an oil painting of my German Shepherd, Bruno, for years. He's growing older and unwell, so he felt now was the time. I couldn't be happier with the outcome; the procedure was simple, and the artwork is stunning. Thank you so much to photo2painting and Martha for creating such a beautiful remembrance for me.

Great experience all around

I love my painting & will certainly be using them again in the future. I highly recommend you give photo2painitng a try

Best experience

I had an excellent experience with photo2painting! I've already purchased two paintings and have yet to be disappointed! Their service is excellent, and they go out of their way to ensure that you are completely satisfied with the painting before you receive it! Thank you very much, and I'm looking forward to sending you my next ideas to paint!!

The picture is beyond explanation

The picture is beyond explanation, simply stunning. In April of this year, we had to say goodbye to our gentle giant Emma the Husky. Her love expression was nicely depicted in the artwork. It's a gift for my hubby for Christmas. Thank you so much, Evelyn!

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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 Color Pencil Painting

Do you wonder how you can celebrate the most special moments of your life? Transform your precious picture into a personalized color pencil portrait and surprise your loved ones with 100% hand-drawn masterpieces. Our qualified artists will try to meet your expectations at all costs! So, get yourself ready to order custom color pencil paintings in just a few clicks!

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Johnny

Johnny is an emerging artist from Atlanta, Georgia whose color pencil paintings & oil artworks refer to modern social issues such as gender problems or racial injustice. To him, working on the color pencil drawings of individuals from different corners of the world is a way to connect with people.

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Katarina

Drawing has always been Katarina’s lifetime passion. Her love of color eye for details inspired her to start turning photos into color pencil artworks. Even though she’s based in Prague, she uses various social media platforms to let the world know about her colorful artworks.

originated from Prague

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Kelly

A self-taught portrait painter from Jersey City, NJ, Kelly's works stand out for their complexity and dynamism. Even though she’s a mixed-media artist, in recent years she’s been focused on the acrylic medium. As she says, she’s always ready to consider customers’ feedback in her drawings as it gives her a chance to grow.

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Mattia

Mattia is a portrait painter from Milan, Italy who works primarily in oil. He admires Renaissance art but draws inspiration from contemporary oil painters from all around the world. As a result, his work combines Italian art techniques with modern methodology in order to inspire people.

originated from Milan

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Emma Sanders

Emma is our most recent pencil artist, though she's already managed to prove that she’s the best in her field! Born in Chicago, Illinois, she’s a self-taught painter who started painting in pencil at a very young age. She gets excited every time a new customer sends her a photo to turn into a pencil sketch, she says.

originated from Chicago

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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

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Jack

Born in Granada, Spain, Jack is one of our most talented pencil portrait (and Oil) artists. Over the years, he’s built a community of amateur painters on social media, and now people around the world appreciate his artwork. His unique perspective always helps him to turn photos into pencil drawings in a unique way.

originated from Barcelona

Meet

Johnny

Johnny is an emerging artist from Atlanta, Georgia whose color pencil paintings & oil artworks refer to modern social issues such as gender problems or racial injustice. To him, working on the color pencil drawings of individuals from different corners of the world is a way to connect with people.

originated from Atlanta

Meet

Katarina

Drawing has always been Katarina’s lifetime passion. Her love of color eye for details inspired her to start turning photos into color pencil artworks. Even though she’s based in Prague, she uses various social media platforms to let the world know about her colorful artworks.

originated from Prague

Meet

Kelly

A self-taught portrait painter from Jersey City, NJ, Kelly's works stand out for their complexity and dynamism. Even though she’s a mixed-media artist, in recent years she’s been focused on the acrylic medium. As she says, she’s always ready to consider customers’ feedback in her drawings as it gives her a chance to grow.

originated from Jersey

Meet

Mattia

Mattia is a portrait painter from Milan, Italy who works primarily in oil. He admires Renaissance art but draws inspiration from contemporary oil painters from all around the world. As a result, his work combines Italian art techniques with modern methodology in order to inspire people.

originated from Milan

Meet

Emma Sanders

Emma is our most recent pencil artist, though she's already managed to prove that she’s the best in her field! Born in Chicago, Illinois, she’s a self-taught painter who started painting in pencil at a very young age. She gets excited every time a new customer sends her a photo to turn into a pencil sketch, she says.

originated from Chicago

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

Meet

Jack

Born in Granada, Spain, Jack is one of our most talented pencil portrait (and Oil) artists. Over the years, he’s built a community of amateur painters on social media, and now people around the world appreciate his artwork. His unique perspective always helps him to turn photos into pencil drawings in a unique way.

originated from Barcelona

Tbilisi

NewYork

ABU DHABI

Kyiv

Amsterdam

Sydney

Give Life To Your Pictures

Ever wondered how to preserve your precious memories for a lifetime?

Then, think about turning your photo to color pencil drawing to create a suburb quality painting that will last forever!

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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 is Unique about Custom Color Pencil Portraits & How to Choose the Right Company

Did you know that there’s something special about custom color pencil portraits? At least that’s what art admirers believe. Considering this, it’s no wonder why personalized colour pencil sketches are getting more and more popular in the modern gift-giving industry.

The truth is that color pencil is one of the simplest, yet most delicate and versatile mediums. As a result, people all around the world choose their pictures to draw with color in order to preserve their warmest memories and surprise their loved ones.

However, even if you’re certain that a color pencil portrait is the right gift for your special occasion, you need to know how to choose the right company to turn your photo to color pencil drawing exactly as you wish.

So, are you considering ordering custom color pencil drawings? Do you wonder what are the pros and cons of turning a photo to color sketch or painting are? Then, keep on reading because we’re about to explain the secrets of transforming your photos into color pencil drawings. And if you’re having trouble choosing the best company, we will also provide some tips to help you simplify the process. 

Color Pencil Medium: Techniques & Styles

You’re thinking about ordering a personalized color pencil sketch, aren’t you? Then, chances are that you want to know what makes a color pencil medium unique and what kinds of techniques artists use to make your sketch with color stand out.

Obviously, color pencils are accessible to everyone. But guess what? It doesn’t really mean that every artist understands the principles of this medium to create extraordinary art. This could be one of the reasons why the color pencil is one of the most under-valued mediums of all.

Still, there are tons of wonderful blending techniques that professional artists can use in their color drawing images. While layering and burnishing are some of the most common techniques, only qualified enough artists acknowledge all the mark-making styles. For instance, have you ever heard anything about the following color pencil styles?

  • Hatching
  • Strippling
  • Cross-hatching
  • Hatching

If you aren’t a professional artist yourself, it’s likely that you haven’t. In that case, you should know that these four techniques are some of the most unique styles that allow painters freedom and creativity in their drawing process. 

Now you might be wondering what images of colored pencil art look like in reality. And if that’s the case, check out our colored pencils photo gallery right now!

How to Choose the Best Photo to Color Pencil Painting Company?

If you’ve ever seen personalized color drawing pictures, you might be wondering how people manage to choose the best company from so many available ones. In fact, there is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to choosing the right color pencil pictures company. Instead, the secret to selecting the right company depends on several factors.

Do you feel confused? Then, take a look at our simple criteria for choosing the right photo to color pencil painting company:

  • Diverse service

     For what it’s worth, reliable color pencil painting companies must offer diverse services. Why? Because each customer has different requirements and preferences. And if a company wants to meet their needs and please them, they should offer various options to choose from. What does it mean? It means that a reliable photo to painting company should offer not only one or two, but at least five mediums. For instance, at our company, you can order custom paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, color pencil, and charcoal. But this is not all. We also offer six different themes to choose from, including individual portraits, pets, children, landscapes, dogs, and cats!Don’t forget that reliable painting companies also offer diverse framing options and plenty of canvas sizes to choose from.
  • Professional artists

     Ever wondered what makes our custom pencil color sketches so unique? The truth is, each pencil painting is personalized by a professional artist from our unique team of international painters. They create 100% hand-drawn paintings and tend to be willing to consider our customers’ needs.Therefore, authoritative painting companies should have painters who have spent years working in this industry. Why? Because however professional they are in drawing in general, turning your photos into custom color pencil paintings requires special attention, an eye for detail, and experience.
  • Handy customer support

     When it comes to the photo-painting industry, a lot depends on customer support. The reason is that ordering a custom sketch to color isn’t the end of the story. Instead, customers always want to take a look at the progress an artist has made, they have questions about funding policies or shipment times. So, make sure that customer support is handy enough so that you can reach out to them and receive instant answers to your questions any time you like. For instance, our friendly customer support team is always willing to work hard and satisfy your curiosity as soon as possible!
  • Transparent customer reviews

     Frankly, the most important thing when choosing a painting company is customer feedback. The reason is that customer reviews help companies work on their weak side, improving the quality of service and progress. Besides, customer reviews are an excellent way to find out if the company is respectful enough and can be trusted.However, not all companies offer transparent customer reviews. That’s why you need to make sure that they have a special page on Trustpilot where people can leave feedback transparently and share their opinions with future clients.
  • Reasonable prices

     Needless to say that pricing is a crucial part for the companies as it determines the profit. But many companies nowadays have a tendency to increase prices without any relevant reason. But trustworthy painting companies always offer reasonable prices that are suitable for the quality of the product they offer.So, remember to take a look at the funding policy and check if the company has different prices for different services. That way, you can avoid irresponsible painting companies while ordering custom color pencil portraits.

Pros & Cons of Custom Color Pencil Portraits

Nobody doubts that our customers have plenty of reasons to choose color pencil portraits and let our qualified artists turn them into high-quality paintings. Still, just like every medium, along with its benefits, the color pencil has some disadvantages too. That’s why we decided to let you know the pros and cons of custom color pencil portraits.

Pros

  • More vibrant colors

     – Color pencils allow artists to create various colors, from dark to light. As a result, the colors in color pencil drawings look super vibrant and lively.
  • Dries immediately – 

    While custom oil or watercolor paintings require some time to dry before the portrait is completely ready, there’s no such thing with color pencil medium. In fact, color pencil artworks drive immediately, meaning customers don’t have to wait for days.
  • Can be used on any kind of surface

     – A color pencil can be applied to any type of surface, including soft canvas, hard metal, wood, or concrete. Therefore, you’re not restricted to choosing whatever you like as the surface of your colored pencil image.

Cons

  • Not smooth enough – 

    Strokes created with color pencil look a bit textural and sharp, which makes the painting look less smooth.
  • Looks a bit ordinary compared to other media – 

    As we said, portrait drawing colored pencil is very common. Consequently, paintings in this medium might not look super extraordinary and unique. However, everything depends on the type of photograph and the details our artists add while turning it into custom pencil color paintings.
  • Doesn’t look luxurious 

    – If you’re looking for personalized paintings that will look luxurious and glamorous, choosing a color pencil might not be a great idea. However, ordering a pencil drawing with color is still an amazing way to preserve your special memories.

Custom Color Pencil Paintings as Personalized Presents – Quick Tips

Are you planning to surprise your loved ones with custom color pencil drawings? Then there are a few things you should consider before bringing your pictures to life.

  • Do they have a favorite medium or genre?

     Just look around the house of your loved one to find out what kind of painting they prefer. Do they have colored pencil paintings around their house? Or maybe they prefer charcoal or acrylic. Choose carefully, because this one painting is going to last a lifetime!
  • Where are they going to put it?

     If you want to make your gift worthwhile, it should also be practical for your recipient! That’s why you need to make sure that the size of your personalized color pencil sketch is suitable for your loved one’s favorite place.
  • What do you know about their personal tastes?

     A quick brainstorming session will suffice to determine what they like, dislike, and what you want to include in your precious colored pencil portraits.

Color Pencil FAQ

Getting a custom color pencil portrait is a quick and easy process. All you have to do is to

  • Click “Get Started”, select the color pencil medium, and choose your favorite theme.
  • Upload the photograph that you want to turn into a colored pencil image and pay a 10% deposit of the total price of your artwork (see HOW IT WORKS).
  • Wait for our team to edit your photo so it’s ready for a professional painter.
  • The painter will turn your photo into a color pencil painting, add some details using color pencils, and then the entire artwork will be ready!
  • Just approve your personalized color pencil art, pay the remaining amount, and wait until you receive it.

Roughly, the price of our color pencil pictures varies from $169 to $649. However, we calculate the exact price based on the following three factors:

  1. The number of individuals in the painting
  2. The size of the canvas
  3. The type & size of the frame (if included)

Perhaps unsurprisingly, different types of paintings require different amounts of effort, and that’s why we believe our funding policy is reasonable and transparent.

To be honest, based on the details of your picture, our professional artists use different types of color pencils. Therefore, there’s no one-of-a-kind pencil for custom color pencil portraits. Still, the Caran d'Ache colored pencils are widely known for their ability to blend smoothly and create the hues on the painting. In any case, we make sure to equip our team of painters with the highest quality drawing materials to guarantee excellent color pencil artworks.

 

Yes! We have special payment plans for custom color pencil drawings for our US customers. Particularly, we offer

  • Monthly payments using your card (via QuadPay).
  • Six monthly payments using PayPal (via PayPal Credit). *Please keep in mind that this option is only available for payments of more than $99.

Remember that these methods are available for making a 10% deposit and an 90% balance payment.

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