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Welcome to Cris De Lara Portraits' web page..
Portraits in traditional way: pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor pencil and oil.
Portraits in Digital way for special occasions; the best and affordable prices .

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DIGITAL PORTRAITS


TRADITIONAL PORTRAITS


DOING DIGITAL PORTRAITS

First Step:

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I need good references to produce a good portrait; photos or links where I can, clearly, see my client's images.
Digital photos don't need to be big files with 300 dpi, they need to be good photos even with 72 dpi. No red eyes, darker areas, poor illumination, no focus, small photos, etc., all these things make photos worthless.

You can send me the digital photos by e-mail: [email protected]
or through some links where I can download them.
If you only have printed photos, you can send them to me by regular mail; contact me to get the address and conditions to send the photos.

After receiving the good photos, I start drawing the pencil sketch and once it is finished, I submit it to the first client's approval. When I have the sign off I start the portrait's color phase.

As the work is progressing I send pictures to the client.




SECOND Step:

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In this phase I apply the basic colors based on the photos selected for the painting, for traditional portraits or digital ones.

In digital media, colors are different than in traditional one. Due variations on the monitors, probably clients won't have the same colors I have on my screen.

So, when looking at the screen shot or the picture of your portrait, for colored works slight differences can occur but the general result is very good.

These issues don't happen in pencil or charcoal portraits.

After dealing with the basic colors I start another step in the color process, which I call rendering colors.

Rendering colors is basically applying volumes, shadows, lighting, etc., the same concepts used in traditional way to get the best result for digital portrait.




THIRD Step:

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The last step in portrait painting process, is taking care of general details like background color (if asked), etc.

Here the job is finished and prepared to be printed or sent to the client (the original file) depending on the deal we have.

A digital portrait file, for instance, can vary from 100 MBytes up to 1.3 Gbytes depending on the size and details.

My intention here is not writing a tutorial, just showing some steps of my work, how I get the final result, and how good references and photos are really important to the job.

It is nice when clients understand a little more, especially about the digital process, how portraits and other images are done.

For more details, comments, clarifying explanation or information, please contact me.



ORDER

Here are the steps to order a Portrait:

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If you wish me to do a portrait, here is a summary for the steps we need to follow to have an agreement:

  • Contact me to provide information; type of portrait: digital or traditional, b&w or color, size, charcoal or pastel, etc., or go to Artepixel Store where you can find pre arranged options to make your choice easier
  • I will reply your message, send instructions and an agreement for the service.
  • Payment is required before the work begins; you can do this via Artepixel Store or via PayPal, after contacting me
  • Prices at the rates section are net values and taxes will be applied to them
  • You will submit your photos to the following address: [email protected] , after receiving my directions
  • After everything OK I start the sketch
  • I will send to you one sample picture for: the sketch, Work In Progress and final work
  • I only submit the caricature file (digital caricature) or ship the original art (traditional caricature) when the entire payment is done
  • Payment can be done by paypal(fees will be paid by client), wire transfer, e-mail transfer or money order, whatever fits better for both of us. I will provide the details for payment
  • Shipping is paid by the client; specific shipping issues, like tracking, signature, coverage, etc., can be handled upon request


RATES

Digital portraits 100 dpi by e-mail (Promotional Opening prices):

100 dpi by e-mail Head & Shoulder
SIZE
# Persons Sample 8"X 11" 11"X 17" 18" X 24" 20" X 30"
1 US$ 50 US$ 80    
2 US$ 70 US$ 100    
3   US$ 130    

Portraits at 100 dpi are nice to be used in digital media, like websites, facebook, etc (I do not recommend them for printing).

Prices in this table are net value and sale taxes will be applied to them. Payment and agreement are required to start the job; check Order section.

15 business days at maximum to finish the image, after I receive all references and information to start the work.

When the portrait is done, I send it by e-mail or through a link where you can download it.

Portraits different than the sample like: full body, with background, wedding, funeral, events, customized images, please contact me to check conditions and prices.



Digital portraits 300 dpi by e-mail (Promotional Opening prices):

300 dpi by e-mail Head & Shoulder
SIZE
# Persons Sample 8"X 11" 11"X 17" 18" X 24" 20" X 30"
1 US$ 120 US$ 170    
2 US$ 160 US$ 210    
3   US$ 260    

Portraits with 300 dpi resolution are ready to be printed. They are big files and difficult to send by e-mail.

Prices in this table are net value and sale taxes will be applied to them. Payment and agreement are required to start the job; check Order section.

15 business days at maximum to finish the image, after I receive all references and information to start the work.

I send a link in which the file can be downloaded. Link will be active per seven days.

Portraits different than the sample like: full body, with background, wedding, funeral, events, customized images, please contact me to check conditions and prices.



Digital portraits 300 dpi print (Promotional Opening prices):

Full Color Print Head & Shoulder
SIZE
# Persons Sample 8"X 11" 11"X 17" 18" X 24" 20" X 30"
1 US$ 60 US$ 80 US$ 120 US$ 170
2 US$ 80 US$ 110 US$ 160 US$ 210
3   US$ 150 US$ 200 US$ 250

This is a printed portrait; prices in my table cover the printing but not the shipping.

Shipping is paid by client (contact me if you have any special preference for shipping).

Prices in this table are net value and sale taxes will be applied to them. Payment and agreement are required to start the job; check Order section.

15 business days at maximum to finish the image, after I receive all references and information to start the work.

Portraits different than the sample like: full body, with background, wedding, funeral, events, customized images, please contact me to check conditions and prices.


Traditional portraits - Pencil (Promotional Opening prices):

Portraits by Pencil - graffiti (Black & White) - Head & Shoulder
SIZE
# Persons Sample 9"X 12" 11"X 14" 12" X 16" 14" X 18"
1 US$ 60 US$ 80 US$ 100 US$ 120
2   US$ 100 US$ 120 US$ 140
3     US$ 150 US$ 180

Traditional portraits by pencil (graffiti) on paper.

Prices in this table are net value and sale taxes will be applied to them. Payment and agreement are required to start the job; check Order section.

Shipping is paid by client (contact me if you have any special preference for shipping).

15 business days at maximum to finish the image, after I receive all references and information to start the work.

Portraits different than the sample like: full body, with background, wedding, funeral, events, customized images, please contact me to check conditions and prices.


Traditional portraits Color Pencil (Promotional Opening prices):

Portraits by Color Pencil- Head & Shoulder
SIZE
# Persons Sample 9"X 12" 11"X 14" 12" X 16" 14" X 18"
1 US$ 80 US$ 100 US$ 120 US$ 140
2   US$ 120 US$ 150 US$ 170
3     US$ 170 US$ 200

Traditional portraits by color pencil on paper.

Prices in this table are net value and sale taxes will be applied to them. Payment and agreement are required to start the job; check Order section.

Shipping is paid by client (contact me if you have any special preference for shipping).

15 business days at maximum to finish the image, after I receive all references and information to start the work.

Portraits different than the sample like: full body, with background, wedding, funeral, events, customized images, please contact me to check conditions and prices.


Traditional portraits - Charcoal (Promotional Opening prices):

Portraits by Charcoal - Head & Shoulder
SIZE
# Persons Sample 9"X 12" 11"X 14" 12" X 16" 14" X 18"
1 US$ 80 US$ 100 US$ 120 US$ 140
2   US$ 120 US$ 150 US$ 170
3     US$ 170 US$ 200

Traditional portraits by charcoal on paper.

Prices in this table are net value and sale taxes will be applied to them. Payment and agreement are required to start the job; check Order section.

Shipping is paid by client (contact me if you have any special preference for shipping).

15 business days at maximum to finish the image, after I receive all references and information to start the work.

Portraits different than the sample like: full body, with background, wedding, funeral, events, customized images, please contact me to check conditions and prices.


Traditional portraits - PASTEL (Promotional Opening prices):

Portraits by Pastel - Head & Shoulder
SIZE
# Persons Sample 9"X 12" 11"X 14" 12" X 16" 14" X 18"
1 US$ 90 US$ 120 US$ 150 US$ 180
2   US$ 140 US$ 180 US$ 210
3     US$ 210 US$ 260

Traditional portraits by pastel on paper.

Prices in this table are net value and sale taxes will be applied to them. Payment and agreement are required to start the job; check Order section.

Shipping is paid by client (contact me if you have any special preference for shipping).

15 business days at maximum to finish the image, after I receive all references and information to start the work.

Portraits different than the sample like: full body, with background, wedding, funeral, events, customized images, please contact me to check conditions and prices.