Freehand pencil drawings are one of my favorite means of self-expression and a finished pencil portrait that resembles the subject brings me great satisfaction. I do not use electronic tools like projectors to draw or paint and prefer to execute everything on a freehand basis.
My artistic drawing style tends to be realistic and, on some cases, I use soft pencils to create black areas for contrast on the white paper. In other cases, the pencil lead is harder rendering the lines much lighter, giving the drawing an ethereal quality as you can see from the samples below.
My fees for doing pencil drawings will vary with the size and complexity of the project, the cost of materials, and the labor hours used. Usually, I prefer to matt the drawing before sending it to the client. Any questions, please contact me at the link listed above.
Leila Paulson Howe