I am moving house! I am closing down Into The Woods, and reopening as Jen Keavey Art.
From now on I am only creating commissioned pet and animal portraits, which you can learn about on my new website Jen Keavey Art
Thank you for all your support and enthusiasm for my art over these past few years, the adventure continues…!
Category: Prices and Sizes
Prices and Sizes
You can choose from a range of different options when creating your portrait.
Choose from textile art and coloured pencil art. Each will give you a realistic portrait, but the textile portrait will have more texture and be more of a representation of the spirit of your animal, whereas the coloured pencil portrait will have more detail and more accuracy in terms of colour. Both techniques require upwards of 20 hours or more to complete a portrait, with love and care going into every stitch or pencil stroke.
Textile portrait in a hoop (10inch hoop): 300eur
Textile portrait in a frame (A4 size): 350eur
Textile portrait on mountboard 300eur
Coloured Pencil portrait (A4 size) 350eur
The Creation Process
Despite textiles and coloured pencils being two different mediums, the creation process is surprisingly similar. They both involve hours of gradual building of layers to create depth and realism to the portrait. They both require careful choice of colours, and consideration of tonal values and fur direction to create all the bumps and hollows which give the subjects their shape.
A Textile Portrait,
Jen creates this with an acrylic underpainting onto cotton fabric before using her sewing machine to stitch over the top adding detail and bringing it to life. She uses layers of thread and stitch, changing colour frequently to build up the picture. She then cuts the portrait out and stitches it to a background fabric before mounting it, either in an embroidery hoop, in a handmade wooden frame, or stretched on mountboard ready for you to frame yourself.
A Coloured Pencil Portrait
Jen uses a mix of professional pencils (Faber Castel polychromos, Caran D’ache pablos, and luminance) on specialist thick drawing paper (pastelmat or Derwent Lightfast paper). She spends hours building up layers of colour to create a richness in the fur and life in the eyes of her subjects. It is a long, slow and thoroughly enjoyable process.
Contact Jen to book your portrait today! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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