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Arielle

Melbourne, Australia

Pricing starts at $ 50

I do not mind replicating an existing design

Interviews,Canvas commissions,Custom designs for wallpapers or decals

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PAINTING Media: oils, acrylics, gouache Subjects: portraiture, landscapes, pets (various styles) DRAWING Media: charcoal, ink, graphite, felt-tip marker Subjects: portraiture, landscape, pets, decorative art MURAL Media: house paint, spray paint Subjects: flora, fauna, humans, decorative pattern, text
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Portrait of Loved Ones
Emma and Ruby
Untitled Portrait
Grandma Was Young Once Too
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Steven

Melbourne, Australia

5

(2)

Pricing starts at $ 500

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Oil painting on canvas, drawing, sketching and illustration. I primarily paint on canvas with oil paint, and depending on the complexity of the work, it may take up more time to finish (much of the time is allowing paint to dry between layers). Canvas size starts at 30x40cm, up to 90cmx60cm. I provide weekly updates with progress photos, so you can see your painting coming together. For sketches and drawings, I work on paper and transfer to high quality digital image. As drawing is a dry medium, I can complete projects in 1-2 weeks, although the timeline depends on the complexity of the work. Where possible I prefer to take my own photos of subjects for paintings or drawings, this is included in any quoted price. In terms of budget: starting at $700AUD, terms are 20% deposit for the initial design (i.e. the drawing, for example on canvas) and I require the 80% outstanding amount to start painting. I calculate the quote based on cost of materials, labour and BAA's cut + tax, so as a rule of thumb, the larger and more complex the project, the higher the cost and vice versa. Delivery or pickup from my studio isn't a problem. An oil painting can literally last for centuries and it represents the best of us, the finest emotions, experiences, memories and feelings in life; it is a wonderful object to amaze and delight. By commissioning local artists like me through Book An Artist, you are directly supporting the artist and a wider community of artists to create more art and bring dreams and ideas to life. Contact me for a free quote!
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Jasmine and Ash
De Niro
Narcissus
Andrea
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Annie

Melbourne, Australia

Pricing starts at $ 350

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Acrylic paintings or digital pencil drawings
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Bottle her tears
Queen
Girl with the spider
Leesa Book An Artist

Leesa

Melbourne, Australia

5

(1)

Pricing starts at $ 100

I can replicate designs if it suits my style

Interviews,Live painting events,Workshops,Tattoo Design,Canvas commissions,Custom designs for wallpapers or decals
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The Man Behind The Guitar
Best buddies
Grandparents
Bailey
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Lincoln

Melbourne, Australia

Pricing starts at $ 800

I do not mind replicating an existing design

Canvas commissions
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Marilyn Monroe
Skip James
Tolkein
Janis Joplin
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Danyon

Melbourne, Australia

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Outsider Portrait
Emily Kaldwin
Spyro Portrait
Nicola Tesla
Nea Book An Artist

Nea

Melbourne, Australia

5

(7)

Pricing starts at $ 500

I can replicate designs if it suits my style

Interviews,Live painting events,Online Workshop,Canvas commissions,Custom designs for wallpapers or decals,Workshops

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Murals, portraits, editorial, music posters and custom illustrations are my passion! If you are looking for a unique result contact me!
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Family portrait with pet
Couple portrait with abstract background
Couple portrait realistic
Engagement gift portrait
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Rebekah

Melbourne, Australia

Pricing starts at $ 750

I do not mind replicating an existing design

Live painting events,Workshops,Interviews,Canvas commissions,Custom designs for wallpapers or decals

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I love painting Murals and creating art for children. I love getting creative briefs and collaborating. I love creating art for live performance
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The Bird Charmer
Jaguar Dreaming
Serpent Rising

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a portrait painting?

A portrait is a painting, drawing, or other artistic representation of a person, group of people, or pets that captures their likeness and character. Portraits can be formal or informal and can be created using a variety of media, including oil paint, charcoal, pencil, or digital tools. They can be of any size, from small miniatures to large canvases. Portraits can be commissioned by individuals, or created by artists as independent works. Portraits can be used for personal or public display, for memorialization, for documentation of individuals or for historical records.

What are popular portrait trends?

Portraits are a popular and favourite gift to give. Traditional head and shoulder portraits are stylistically classic and form the most popular type of portrait commissioned. Contemporary portraits are gaining in interest with the use of bold colours, non-traditional materials, and abstract styles. Pet portraits are an excellent way to capture our love for our furry family members. Whether for your dog, cat, horse, or rabbit, the trend of commissioning a portrait pet painting continues to grow.

What makes a good portraiture?

A good portrait is one that effectively captures the likeness, personality, and character of the subject. The following are some elements that are typically considered to make a good portrait: 1. Likeness: A good portrait should accurately depict the subject's physical features, including their facial features, body shape, and any unique characteristics. 2. Expression: A portrait should convey the subject's emotions, personality and mood, whether it be through the subject's eyes, body language or the background. 3. Composition: A good portrait should be well-composed and balanced, with the subject placed in a visually pleasing way within the frame. 4. Lighting: Lighting is an important aspect of portraiture, it can be used to create mood, depth and define the subject's features. 5. Technique: A good portrait should be skillfully executed, with a high level of technical proficiency in the medium being used. 6. Storytelling: A good portrait should be able to tell a story, either about the subject, the artist or the context in which it was created. Ultimately, a good portrait is one that resonates with the viewer and evokes an emotional response, whether it be through the subject's expressiveness, the artist's technique, or the story it tells.

How much does it cost to commission a portrait?

The cost of commissioning a portrait can vary widely depending on factors such as the artist's experience and reputation, the medium used, the size and complexity of the piece, and the amount of time required to complete it. Generally, the cost for a portrait can range from a few hundred dollars for a small, simple piece created by an emerging artist, to tens of thousands of dollars for a large, highly detailed piece by a well-established artist. The cost for a portrait can also depend on the medium used, for example, oil paintings tend to be more expensive than drawings or digital art. The size of the piece can also affect the cost. A larger painting will typically be more expensive than a smaller one. The complexity of the piece can also affect the cost, a portrait with a lot of details or a background will be more expensive than a simple headshot. It is important to note that these are just general estimates and you should always get a quote from an artist before commissioning a portrait. It's also important to keep in mind that a higher price doesn't necessarily mean a better quality portrait, it depends on the artist's ability and experience. It's always a good idea to see the artist's portfolio and get references before making a decision.
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How much does it cost to commission a portrait painting in Melbourne?

Melbourne portrait artists range in prices depending on size, technicality and the experience of the artists. Portrait artists in Melbourne set their own rates per project. It is difficult to give an exact number as there are many elements that go into creating a quote. But, the best way to get a price for your project is to either connect with portrait artists Melbourne on the platform or post your job. We encourage preparing a budget for speedy replies!

Portrait Artist Jobs Melbourne

Portrait artists Melbourne are known for their unique art skills that are often used to create custom designs and images. Pencil portrait artist jobs Melbourne usually require an artist who uses traditional mediums such as greylead or coloured pencils. Whereas the best portrait tattoo artist may work with markers to create their design. Digital portrait artist jobs usually involve software such as Illustrator or PhotoShop. Many Melbourne portrait artists are self-employed and can be hired to complete a range of projects. Scroll through Book An Artist to find the style that suits you and your project!

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