Sarah Garrett portraits


pencil drawing of a corgi pencil drawing of an older man

"It is brilliant"

pencil drawing of a sleeping cat

"I so love it!"

Pencil portraits of people and animals

You can commission me to draw a pencil portrait of you or a loved one. I love drawing both people and animals! Pencil portraits make unique and unusual gifts, particularly popular for anniversaries and birthdays, and also as amazing Christmas gifts.

How does it work?

  1. You send me a few photographs of the person, or animal, you want a portrait of. One of the photographs will be the key reference picture, which I will base the portrait on. The others help me understand the subject from other angles.
  2. We agree the size of picture you'd like, we agree a price, and you pay a 50% deposit.
  3. I draw your picture and email you a digital copy for you to approve. You pay the remaining 50% and I put the portrait in the post to you in a big strong cardboard tube.

Framing: I can advise on how to mount and frame the portrait. I don't offer this service myself because the mounts and frames are very difficult to send in the post without damage. I have found that the recipient mostly enjoys choosing their own frame.

What does it cost?

My prices are based on how many people or animals are in the portrait and how big it is. I assess the exact price based on the complexity of the portrait when I see the photos, which is why we agree it before I proceed.

Guide prices are:

Postage: Postage costs £10, including a strong cardboard tube and Special Delivery Guaranteed postage.

Extras: If you live in London, I can arrange to meet the subject of the portrait and perhaps take additional photographs. This can result in an even more realistic portrait and is ideal if you don't have great photos to start with. Costs for this start from £20.

How long does it take?

I'm currently completing commissions within one week, usually within just a few days. Let me know if you have a deadline and I will make sure it gets to you on time.


If you would like a painting, please get in touch.

How do I get started?

Just ask me: email me at, phone me on 07740 59 11 22, or Message me on Facebook.

You should also read my small print.