Lives in Graphite
Professional, friendly service and advice
Lives in Graphite do not just create stunning drawings, they are committed to providing a second to none experience from start to finish, offering a professional and friendly service with trusted communication and artistic advice you can trust. From selecting the perfect photograph to working collaboratively with you to create a truly unique graphite artwork, Lives in Graphite will help you every step on the way with free no obligation advice and quotations.
Personalise presentation packaging and reliable delivery
Each Lives in Graphite drawing is lovingly presented in a bespoke package with a single paned, soft-white mount, Certificate of Authenticity and a personalised greeting (photorealistic portraits also include a Lives in Graphite mini-magnifier to explore the finer details!) Packaged to a high standard to ensure its safe journey, your drawing will be posted using Royal Mails’ Next Day Special Delivery or a reputable courier (depending on its size and destination in the UK and International). Both services are fully trackable and insured for extra reassurance. I understand time is often of extreme importance, especially if your commission is for a special occasion. That's why I aim to complete your drawing as soon as possible, with the option of fast track delivery if time is of the essence!
The perfect graphite drawing every time
Lives in Graphite prides itself on creating nothing less than perfect drawings every time. I am not satisfied if you are not absolutely delighted with your graphite creation. This is why I offer unlimited revisions before posting your drawing to ensure you are 100% happy with the quality and likeness. With over 12 years experience as a graphite artist, you can rest assured your drawing is hand drawn with great skill and attention to detail.
High quality arts materials
After years of trying many brands of drawing materials, I have sourced the highest quality for Lives in Graphite artworks that achieve superior graphite effects and ensure longevity of your drawing. My favourite pencil brands are Faber-Castell's 9000 and Derwent Graphic ranges - made by two classic companies who specialise in quality materials. I use Daler-Rowney’s Smooth-Heavyweight Cartridge Paper which provides a perfect surface for beautifully detailed pencil marks. Each and every drawing is executed with great care and loving attention to skilfully bring your subjects to life in graphite.