8″ x 8″ Portrait Drawing – Bristol Paper


White bristol paper is a classic choice for a pencil portrait. It’s highly durable surface is recommended for detailed pencil drawings. Matthew has used Bristol paper for hundreds of diverse drawings. All one person portraits are created 8″ x 8″ and placed in a 14″ x 14 ” frame with a double mat. The turnaround time for this type of portrait drawing is one to two weeks.


The live area for this portrait drawing is 8” x 8” inches wide. It is surrounded by a 7.5” x 7.5” mat, then placed in a 14” x 14” frame. The drawing is completed with a Prismacolor Col-erase black pencil. The paper used is Strathmore bristol paper.

Upon purchase of this option the first step would be to contact Matthew via email with at least two to three photos of the person you would like a portrait for. If you live on Long Island in New York you can discuss photography options if no quality photos are available.

Once a photo has been decided upon both you and Matthew can discuss framing options that best suites your space. A 14″ x 14″ black frame with a double white mat is included in the in the price.

The turn around time for this option is usually one to two weeks depending on Matthew’s schedule.