A portrait is one of the most original gifts anyone can either give or receive. Portraits are a unique gift idea that will endure time and provide much admiration and satisfaction to anyone either giving or receiving such an original gift. Portraits are not only enjoyed by the person receiving it but will also be enjoyed by the many generations of friends and family that follow. An original portrait is a great present to celebrate retirements, anniversaries, birthdays, homecomings. Since Abel's main purpose is to honor those who serve and protect, he only creates original and memorable gifts. Because everyone is so different in taste and desires, no two portraits are alike. For years now, Abel's police and military themes portraits have been the favorite present for co-workers and family members that wish to celebrate that special someone.
PROCESS OF A PORTRAIT
Ordering our portraits is a simple and easy process. Below we provided a simple guideline for our clients that may desire to order one of our special portraits.
All our portraits are originally created on a collage style format (Please see samples below) conceived from photographs provided by the client. There is no need to send precious originals that could get lost in the mail. Our customers usually scan photos and email them to us. Clients can provide as many photos of the person or items that they wish to have drawn and added to the collage. We usually receive many wonderful photos but for reasons of artistic space and balance we usually prefer to use about four or five elements: in each piece; i.e.: flags, badges, eagle, patches, vehicles, buildings etc. Once the order is placed in our website and the photos are received, it usually takes about 30 days to complete the portrait. Depending on workload and available time some pieces can be completed sooner if needed. In order to create an impressive life-like black & white portrait effect, all our drawings are done utilizing a mixed media technique which involves a unique combination of watercolor, ink wash,charcoal and pencil. Our portraits can be ordered in two different sizes, our most popular is 11" X 17" or the smaller version of 8" X 10". All drawings are created on high quality stock 100 lbs. paper. The starting price for most portraits (one person) is $1500.00r the large and $ 500.0 for the smaller size. Please contact us for prices if you desire to add more persons or items. Once the artwork is completed the piece will be immediately mailed out utilizing the free shipping option. However, the client also has the choice, for an extra charge, to select: overnight, express, etc. For security reasons and customer satisfaction we use Pay Pal system. All our work is fully guaranteed and we will do, within reason, our very best to please client's wishes.
Below we published a small sample of actual commissioned portraits.To place an order just click on any of the below samples. Please feel free to contact us we any questions or ideas you may have.