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Once I had some questions and concerns about the ordering process, they quickly responded and answered all my questions! I ordered a painting, and they created a childhood masterpiece! My brother doesn’t have a good and clear childhood photo of him, and Photo2Painting was able to give him that. Any modifications I had, the artist did it well! I am so grateful to the company. I could not wait to give it to my brother for Birthday!! You will not be disappointed at all! The best "picture to watercolor" service ever!

Medium: Black Pencil

Size: 8" x 10"

Painting subject: 1 Person

Total: $199

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Why You Should Order Custom Pencil Portraits & Tips to Choose the Proper Company

How many times have you wondered what makes custom pencil portraits stand out from other mediums?

At first glance, there’s nothing special about pencil drawings, but surprisingly, more and more people choose to create a pencil drawing from photo to preserve their unique memories. Considering a lot more colorful, vivid, and diverse media like oil or watercolor are also available, this seems a bit strange.

But guess what? Ordering custom pencil drawings remains a popular trend even in 2022!

The truth is, the pencil has always been the major medium for drawing. Its convenience is indeed the key to the popularity of pencils. As a result of the fact that it’s the most sensitive and fast-drawing medium, black pencil painters can easily create quick and simple sketches in minutes.

Do you want to find out why you should order custom pencil portraits? Are you trying to find a proper photo to pencil painting company to make your pictures come to life? Then, you should keep on reading because we’re about to explain the secrets of custom pencil paintings.

What Makes the Pencil Technique Unique?

Whether you’re a painter or not, chances are high that you’re familiar with using pencil in your daily life. A pencil is a common material, created from the crystal structure of graphite. The thing that makes it so much more convenient for drawing is that it can be easily used for all kinds of surfaces. This means that pencil portrait artists can draw on either wood, paper, metal, concrete, or canvas.

Unlike other media, the pencil technique stands out due to the possibility of creating realistic shades. In fact, a pencil provides an opportunity to express the depth of the subject. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the same applies to the personalized pencil portrait drawing.

Generally, qualified artists tend to use various shading techniques in order to turn your photos into pencil drawings realistically. As a result, pencil drawings stand out with realistic appeal. Still, everything depends on the proficiency of a particular artist. For instance, if you take a look at our gallery of black pencil paintings, you’ll quickly understand that our painters try to use as diverse a pencil technique as possible. You won’t be surprised if we tell you that choosing the right technique is especially crucial when turning photos to pencil sketches.

Most Popular Pencil Drawing Techniques

Naturally, custom pencil paintings come in various sketching techniques. The reason is that different types of black pencil drawings require specific techniques based on how deep and shady the painting needs to be. However, it all depends on the artist’s imagination and proficiency.

Still, regardless of the drawing technique, drawing with a black pencil is the most versatile and quick way to create detailed pencil drawings of people, as it requires only basic art supplies and a small amount of time compared to mediums such as oil or watercolor.

Even though there are a great number of pencil drawing techniques that can be used with different types of paintings and surfaces, the most popular pencil techniques for custom pencil drawings are the following:

  • Stippling – Creating shading and depth by adding small dots.
  • Scribbling – Drawing irregular lines and using random movements to color the sketch.
  • Shading & Blending – Giving the painting a smoother look by adding shades and blending the sketch.
  • Highlighting – Adding extra details to create light and reduce the amount of darkness in the custom pencil painting.

Keep in mind that qualified pencil artists usually use a mix of these techniques, and by doing so, they take the process of creating pencil portraits from photos to a whole new level!

Tips to Choose the Best Company for Photos to Pencil Drawings

If you’re looking for a precious gift to celebrate unique moments in your life, turning your favorite pictures into custom black pencil drawings could be a good idea. However, choosing the best company that offers photos to pencil drawings isn’t easy. In fact, there are certain things that you should keep in mind in order to choose the most suitable painting company available on the market.

Let’s take a look at some tips and tricks for choosing the right photos to pencil drawing companies.

  • Suitable prices

One thing is for sure – taking care of their customers’ needs is a priority for authoritative painting companies. As a result, they always try to offer suitable prices so as not to disappoint their loyal customers.

It goes without saying that the higher the pencil portraits prices, the better the profit for the company. However, that’s not something reliable painting companies do. Therefore, you should take a look at the offered prices.

Does the company have different prices for painting different mediums? Do they add extra costs for additional services? Does the price vary depending on the size of the canvas?

If this is the case, chances are that the company is attempting to offer the most competitive prices possible, rather than deceiving their customers by charging the same price for all available services.

  • Convenient website

Did you know that one of the most important factors that contribute to a company’s success is the ease of use of its website? Actually, that’s what studies prove. The simple truth is that nobody has enough time to search for services that are hard to find. And if the company is reliable enough, they should know that making the website easy to navigate will save their customers plenty of time and energy.

So, the next time you have trouble finding available mediums or pencil portraits prices to turn your photo into painting? If that’s the case, quickly move on to the next company because nobody is worth wasting your time on!

  • Handy customer service

When it comes to creating custom pencil drawings, customers might have specific questions. They often wonder when their artwork will be ready or how much progress the artist has made. If customer service is handy enough, you can easily reach out to their representatives and ask anything you want to know.

For example, our customer service representatives receive hundreds of questions from customers each day. They understand that when it comes to e-commerce, time is everything. What does it mean? Our customer support will answer your questions as quickly as possible!

  • Qualified artists

Transforming a photograph into a pencil portrait drawing isn’t an easy task. Even though at first glance it might seem like a rather simple task, in reality, it’s pretty complicated. Why? Because pencil portrait artists need to take all the details into account, add their unique perspective, and create something original. Only that way can they satisfy the customer’s needs.

Consequently, a lot depends on the specific artist and their imagination. That’s why the company should provide information about the proficiency of their painters. And if they’re qualified enough, chances are that they will meet your expectations.

  • Social proof

And lastly, if you want to truly understand how satisfying the reputation of a given company is, just look for social proof. Take a look at their social media pages, glance at their customer reviews, and see how happy their customers are.

The reason is that if you’re dissatisfied, you’ll never forget to leave negative feedback to protect others from bad service. On the other hand, if you’re excited after receiving your pencil portrait drawing, you’ll likely share your positive emotions with others. In fact, that’s what our customers usually do!

Pros and Cons of Custom Pencil Portraits

Now you already know how to choose a trustworthy company to turn your photos to pencil drawings. However, before you decide to choose the black pencil medium, we recommend taking a look at the advantages and disadvantages of this specific medium. Let’s get started!


  • Lasts for long – Pencil medium is known for its longevity and durability. Respectively, custom pencil portraits won’t be damaged over time and will remain just as you saw them for the first time.
  • Dries immediately – Unlike oil, watercolor, and other mediums that need plenty of time to dry, the pencil doesn’t need any time to dry. Therefore, your custom pencil drawings will be shipped once the painter finishes drawing.
  • Can be used on most surfaces – Pencil is used on all surfaces, including paper, canvas, wood, metal, and even concrete.


  • Looks a bit basic – Compared with other painting mediums such as acrylic or watercolor, pencil portraits from photos look a bit basic. However, in fact, sometimes the pencil technique is even more complex.
  • Monotonous colors – Custom pencil portraits come in black and white only. And if you’re looking for more vivid and lively colors, you might find them a bit monotonous.


How do I turn a picture into pencil painting?

If you want to turn your picture into a memorable pencil painting, you just need to order it from our website. Surprisingly, the process of ordering the pencil portrait drawing takes only a few minutes!

  • Just click “Get Started”, select the black pencil medium, and choose your favorite theme.
  • Upload the photo you’re willing to turn into a pencil painting and pay a 20% deposit of the total price (see HOW IT WORKS).
  • Wait until our team edits your picture to get it ready for qualified painters.
  • The painter will delineate your photo with the thinnest black pencil, outline the lines of the figure, and fill in the basic zones. After adding some details using a black pencil, the entire artwork will be ready!
  • If you like the painting, just approve it, pay the remaining amount, and try to wait patiently until you receive your pencil artwork.

How much do pencil portraits cost?

Generally, pencil portraits prices vary from $169 to $649. Now you might wonder why the price range is so wide. The reason is that the cost of custom pencil portraits depends on the following three factors:

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

Since the complexity of the picture and your specific needs require different amounts of effort for our artists, we calculate the price based on these three things.

What is your refund policy regarding pencil drawing from photo?

We understand that turning photos to pencil sketches isn’t always something uncomplicated and straightforward. Sometimes our customers have specific requirements, and before they pay for the pencil artwork, they want to make sure their painting will be flawless. That’s why we care so much about the refund policy!

If you want to order custom pencil portraits, you can be sure that the final results will meet your vision and specifications. Still, if that’s not the case, don’t worry because we guarantee a 100% refund for your product!

Who are your pencil portrait artists?

Each personalized pencil painting is created by a professional painter who specializes in the black pencil medium! Keep in mind that our pencil portrait artists come from various corners of the world. You can take a look at their small bios before ordering pencil artwork and choose the artist you feel most positive about!


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