What do I need to do to have a personalised family portrait created?

I’m often asked what it takes to create a personalised family portrait.


I actually don’t need a lot from you but here are some tips that will help us to get the best drawing for you to treasure your gorgeous family.
  • Select clear photos that are not blurry.

The more detail in the image means the more detail in the drawings I can draw for you.

  • Am I restricted to using only one image?

No of course not – I am drawing this by hand and as such I can easily combine more than one image to create a family portrait that looks like you are all in one place at the one time.

Simply select the appropriate box at checkout if using one or multiple images.

  • How long does it take to get a drawing done?

I suggest allowing 1-5 working days to have your drawing created. All depends on how busy I am and how complicated your drawing is.

If urgent, simply email before ordering to check it’s possible in your timeframe.

  • How many people can I have in the one drawing?

Listed on my website you have the option of up to 14 people. If by chance you are after more, simply flick me an email and ask. I can easily quote you based on your ideas.

  • Do you only do black line drawings or can I get colour as well?

I offer what I call a colour burst. This is where I select some colours that pop within your photos and do small sections within to create the final drawing.

Got a preference of colours you like or trying to match a rooms colour scheme? Let me know and I can work with that theme in mind.

  •  Where do you recommend getting my portraits printed?

Printing recommendation – A3 on 200 gsm from Officeworks. (The gsm is the paper quality and thickness.)


Here you can choose a satin or gloss finish.


This version only goes up to 160 gsm which is perfectly enough for framing.

Quality of paper is just a personal preference.

You can go larger from these digital images as the image is high pixels by using the PNG or PDF options depending on where you order from. 

If you get an error when printing saying the DPI is not high enough that’s because it thinks you are printing a photo and there is lots of unfinished lines which tricks the checking.

Go ahead, it will be fine, just be sure to print the PDF version for best results.

Here are some ideas on what you can do with your images once you’ve got them in your inbox.

CREATE PICTURE WALL – Take your image and have it printed and framed ready to mount on any wall.
CREATE GIFT CARDS – Take your image and have it printed onto personalised baby introduction or Thank You cards.
CREATE FRAMED GIFT – Take your image, have it printed, buy a simple frame and gift for any occasion.

Who would you have recreated to treasure?

There are many times when the perfect gift can be elusive. Give the gift of LOVE with a family artwork that can be treasured for generations to come.
A gift to suit:
  • Baby Moon
  • Newborn Baby
  • Family Portrait
  • Extended Family Portrait
  • Birthday Present
  • Pet portrait
  • Christmas present
  • Engagement Portrait
  • Wedding Gift