Digital vs Oil Paintings
You can now choose to have your portrait drawn, painted in oils - or created as a digital painting!
Oil paintings are more expensive than digital paintings as they use real paint, canvas/cradled gesso panel and brushes, are labour intensive needing between six weeks to three months to paint, and have an often glossy, textured surface.
Digital paintings, conversely, are created with a pressure sensitive stylus and ipad pro tablet with digital paint, canvas and brushes. Using the Procreate app, I employ the same skills as I do when I paint in oils but can produce digital paintings quicker than oils, as there is no drying time, typically in 1-2 weeks.
They are printed on professional photo paper which provides exceptional image quality, longevity and protection from degradation caused by gas and light.
A single digital portrait costs £400 + £60 per extra person.
You will receive a simple, square unframed/unmounted professional print on Canon Pro Luster Photo paper. This professional photo paper delivers vivid colours, reproduces sharp details with rich blacks and smooth tonality. It is designed to provide a consistent look and colour when viewed under various light sources and offers extraordinary image quality, longevity and protects images from deterioration caused by gas and light.
You can choose from 8”x8” and 12”x12”.
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Cost will vary depending on the print size and the cost of tracked delivery to the delivery address.
One of the advantages of digital portraits is that, once your portrait has been created, if you need another print for family or friends, or for another person featured in the portrait. I can replicate the digital painting at relatively low cost. Please ask for details.
To suit the shape of a digital painting, I will also produce artwork in the A4 size.