Ooooh yes for something unusual try this site And the artist is a mumsnetter!
If you look at the gallery page, you will see the one she did of my pup. They are really cool, look like a photo from a distance but quite abstract up close. Everyone comments on it - I am going to get one done of dd soon.
so what would you like it done in .
easy to work from a photo.
or charcoal another option.then do you want it on canvas or card etc.
and style what style would you like.
slight abstract can look very good.did my son in that
Countess Dracula.I do not believe it.I have seen this artists work before some years ago in amag i think.I Love her stuff!I am very,very excited.And to think she is a mumsnetter.What a talented bunch live on mumsnet!Thankyou a billion times.This is to be a surprise for dp. .
Google portrait artist or something like that. The society of portrait painters (I think) has a fantastic website with examples of the work of all their artists and an idea of prices. I think it's a wonderful idea.
oils take along time as often you are doing one section then waiting a week for it to dry before doing another section.
acryilics dry quicker but the thought of oil and the depth you can do to it make it very good.and how big canvas do you want sizes go up to quite big sizes depend on what you like.
canvas can start from £4 and go upto £100's with a massive size
oils can cost £5 a tube .so bigger painting the more it costs .
time factor is where it gets all tied up.just pay for the materials and il paint.if happy with it just make a donation what you feel happy with