CUSTOM PENCIL PORTRAITS TO CREATE THE MOST EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE

Turn your photographs into 100% hand-painted custom pencil drawings to preserve your special memories forever!

Customers love our pencil drawings

Our customers always take their time to express gratitude and share their thoughts about custom pencil portraits.

Excellent Customer Reviews

4.9

Superb

If I could give this a million stars, I would. It was the finest present I'd ever done for my nephew, and he was overjoyed. It was the best reaction I'd ever had from him, and I thank you so much!

My favorite pet's memorial artwork

My late Linda, Labrador Retriever, and my daughter were all painted by my parents. It was meant to be a surprise, but they notified me ahead of time and let me choose the artist I loved and my favorite Linda photo. Oil painting of my tiny angel really stole my breath away. I can't take my eyes off it, and it's so precious to have something so lovely crafted by such a gifted artist. If you ever see this, Jack, please know that I am eternally thankful for what you made for me. Thank you very much!

Great company!

The company has good service, delivery, and pricing. everything that you need for creating an excellent present idea.

Just beautiful!

The painting is so realistic, I am very pleased and will shop with you again for a Christmas present for my family.

Easiest experience ever

Honestly, that was the easiest experience I've ever had. I was going to be abroad for the holidays again, and I wanted to purchase something sentimental. This was the ideal present. The attention to detail, the perfection, it was breathtaking. Everything was completed in a short period of time. I'm overjoyed, and I'll never be able to thank Christeena enough!

Great experience…

Overall, it was a pleasure to deal with you. The only difficulty I saw was that when I offered direction for the revisions, it appeared to be difficult for the artist to grasp. It took a few attempts to get it perfect. However, I would recommend photo2painting.

Really pleased

Thank you so much. The quality of this portrait astounded me. Jill, my artist, did a wonderful job capturing my cats. When my husband opened it, he became quite emotional. It was a gift for his birthday. Thank you so much for everything you did to make my husband's birthday so special.

My parents' portrait

For my mother, I commissioned a photograph of my parents on their wedding day. My father died of cancer eight years ago, and I realized I had to do something for her. It was EXTREMELY well done. Breathtaking. We all started sobbing as I handed her the painting, but she was very thrilled to have this lovely artwork to look back at and smile at. Thank you again. 

Delighted

I'm really delighted to give my Mom her Christmas gift of our dad. Ady, our artist, performed an outstanding job! When I viewed the proof, I sobbed... but when the finished artwork arrived, words couldn't explain how wonderfully he represented my late father. I will absolutely use photo2painting again, and I will request the same artist. Thank you once again to the artist. You guys did not disappoint, and you made the whole thing stress-free and simple!

Excellent service

Excellent service. They deliver on their promises. When you make a comment on artwork, it is regarded seriously if you want anything modified.

Fantastic experience

Fantastic experience. The team paid attention to every detail and wanted to ensure that the painting was flawless. My buddy was moved by the homage to her recently deceased cat. It was the ideal present. Thank you very much!!

I will recommend P2p to everyone

I will recommend P2p to everyone. My wife and I love the painting that came out from the photo.

The paintings I purchased..

The paintings I purchased were so lovely that I want to purchase more in the future. I can't believe how quickly they finished these, and the color selection was spot on. These may turn out to be the finest Christmas presents ever!!! Thank you so much!

I had a positive experience

I had a positive experience with this company; their customer service crew is excellent (thank you, Sherry!) and follows up on everything. And the artist who created my pet portrait did an excellent job of portraying the actual character of my dog. Overall, I'm pleased with the picture and the experience, and I would most likely purchase another painting in the future. photo2painting is highly recommended!

The big Christmas surprise.

For Christmas, I gave my wife the artwork of her and her father from our wedding. She stared at it in astonishment for a time, then burst into tears. I would have kept filming the surprise if I hadn't been sobbing when she embraced me. Her father died on Christmas Day six years ago, so I knew it would be difficult. She adores it! It's incredible! She's been gazing at it for a while now, and she's been emailing images of it to friends and relatives. Thank you so much for such a beautiful portrait.

Fantastic service and experience

It went above and beyond my expectations. From beginning to end, it was a fantastic service and experience. Thank you very much!

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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 Custom Pencil Portrait

Do you wonder how you can express your love and affection in the most memorable way? Then, think about turning your photos to pencil sketches to revive your memories! Our qualified pencil artists spare no effort to help you celebrate special moments of your life. So, don’t hesitate anymore and order your 100% hand-drawn pencil masterpieces!

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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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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

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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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Catie

Born on Long Island, New York, Catie Lee was raised in a family of artists. She discovered her passion for watercolor art when she was 12 and, as she says, becoming an artist was the most natural thing for her to do. Her watercolor artworks have been exhibited at the Painting Lounge, NY.

originated from New York

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Ella Adams

A self-taught artist based in Denver, Colorado. She began practicing art in the acrylic medium in 2019 and quickly developed her skills in watercolor and oil. Now she’s a professional mixed-media painter, creating her own series of works and exhibiting throughout 11 states of the US already.

originated from Denver

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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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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

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

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

Catie

Born on Long Island, New York, Catie Lee was raised in a family of artists. She discovered her passion for watercolor art when she was 12 and, as she says, becoming an artist was the most natural thing for her to do. Her watercolor artworks have been exhibited at the Painting Lounge, NY.

originated from New York

Meet

Ella Adams

A self-taught artist based in Denver, Colorado. She began practicing art in the acrylic medium in 2019 and quickly developed her skills in watercolor and oil. Now she’s a professional mixed-media painter, creating her own series of works and exhibiting throughout 11 states of the US already.

originated from Denver

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

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

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NewYork

ABU DHABI

Kyiv

Amsterdam

Sydney

Keep Your Photos Alive

Are you looking for a proven way to keep your unique memory for a lifetime?

Then, don’t waste any more time! Turn your photos to pencil sketches and try to be patient, because the quality will indeed surprise you!

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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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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 from photos remains a popular trend even in 2023! 

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 from photos 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!

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • 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.

Black Pencil FAQ

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 10% 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.

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.

  • 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!

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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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