Custom portraits

Hi everyone,

Today I want to open a bit my studio and show you the process of creating one of the things that I love the most, family portraits. It's not an easy process because I use few strokes to get the face and expression and it takes me a lot of time and work, sometimes more than two weeks, and a lot sketches. My customer sends me the photographs, usually with the people in different places, so I firstly create the mean features and the composition. I draw it by hand with pencil and ink. Once it is ready I scann it and color it digitally. I send it to the customer and if  he/she likes it, I draw all the details and adjust the colors. Then I send again the sketch and the customer adds all the changes they want. I don't have any changes limit because I really want the customer to receive a portrait they are fully satisfied with but I usually have the portrait ready on the third sketch.

I really love creating them because there is a lot of interaction with the customer and you feel they are really happy when you get their idea and you send them the illustration they were dreaming with. Moreover customer's ideas are amazing and they ask me to create really original things. I learn a lot each time I create a new one. I have created them for presents, wedding invitations, business cards, avatar, web pages, events, and more. Here I show you one of the last portraits I created but you can see more on my web page on the portraits section. Hope you like them!

Remember, if you want a family portrait the process is easy.


1.- Send me at least a couple of images of yourself and the people and/or pets you want to be in the portrait to my email vigneillustration@gmail.com or by facebook message.

2.- Tell me about your prefered outfit 

3.- Do you want to add a quote or date?

4.- Send me some photographs of the pets you want to include.

I’ll send you a test file where you will be able to make changes before printing.

You will receive a high quality printed illustration. The portrait is handmade and digitally colored.


El procedimiento para tener tu propio retrato es el siguiente: 

1. - Envíame dos imágenes de ti mismo y de la gente y/o mascotas que quieras que salgan a mi email vigneillustration@gmail.com

2.- Dime qué te gustaría llevar puesto en el retrato

3.- Quieres añadir alguna una nota o una fecha?

4.- Mándame varias fotos de las mascotas que quieras incluir.

Te enviaré una prueba de la ilustración sobre la que puedes hacer los cambios que quieras antes de imprimirla.

Recibirás una ilustración única impresa en papel de 220g de excelente calidad firmada por mi.