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Infants & Adults

 
Pencil portrait art commissions by artist Mara Shaw of Lives in Graphite in England. Photo-realistic, hand drawn pencil portraits of people, pets, homes, weddings, occasions from photographs.

Samantha

Pencil portrait art commissions by artist Mara Shaw of Lives in Graphite in England. Photo-realistic, hand drawn pencil portraits of people, pets, homes, weddings, occasions from photographs.

Anya, Grayson and Blake

Pencil portrait art commissions by artist Mara Shaw of Lives in Graphite in England. Photo-realistic, hand drawn pencil portraits of people, pets, homes, weddings, occasions from photographs.
Pencil portrait art commissions by artist Mara Shaw of Lives in Graphite in England. Photo-realistic, hand drawn pencil portraits of people, pets, homes, weddings, occasions from photographs.

George and Gwendoline

Pencil portrait art commissions by artist Mara Shaw of Lives in Graphite in England. Photo-realistic, hand drawn pencil portraits of people, pets, homes, weddings, occasions from photographs.
Pencil portrait art commissions by artist Mara Shaw of Lives in Graphite in England. Photo-realistic, hand drawn pencil portraits of people, pets, homes, weddings, occasions from photographs.

Arthur and Amy

Katie, Ben & Archie

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If you have decided on which portrait size you want, you're ready to order! Simply select the size you require and I'll help you choose the best photograph for your portrait after you have placed your order.

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I can help you select the most suitable portrait size to suit your subject and budget, offer advice on the best photograph or anything else you need help with. A consultation is totally free, with no commitment required.

 

Couples & Weddings 

Pencil portrait art commissions by artist Mara Shaw of Lives in Graphite in England. Photo-realistic, hand drawn pencil portraits of people, pets, homes, weddings, occasions from photographs.

Bernard & Elizabeth

Pencil portrait art commissions by artist Mara Shaw of Lives in Graphite in England. Photo-realistic, hand drawn pencil portraits of people, pets, homes, weddings, occasions from photographs.

Beth & Alex

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Choosing your portrait size

Need help deciding which portrait size to choose?

Check out the Lives in Graphite size guide for advice. 

 

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Pets & Animals

Pencil portrait art commissions by artist Mara Shaw of Lives in Graphite in England. Photo-realistic, hand drawn pencil portraits of people, pets, homes, weddings, occasions from photographs.

Billy

Pencil portrait art commissions by artist Mara Shaw of Lives in Graphite in England. Photo-realistic, hand drawn pencil portraits of people, pets, homes, weddings, occasions from photographs.

Smokey

Pencil portrait art commissions by artist Mara Shaw of Lives in Graphite in England. Photo-realistic, hand drawn pencil portraits of people, pets, homes, weddings, occasions from photographs.

Lucy

Izzy

Life Photographs

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Send me your photos along with your ideas and vision for your drawing for free, no obligation advice within 24 hours.

 

You can also check out Lives in Graphite photograph guide for top tips on supplying quality digital and print photographs for your commission.

 

Homes & Buildings

Pencil portrait art commissions by artist Mara Shaw of Lives in Graphite in England. Photo-realistic, hand drawn pencil portraits of people, pets, homes, weddings, occasions from photographs.

17 Spencer Street

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