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Artistic Portrait from Photo

The unique charm of a portrait painted or sketched from a photograph…

Whether it is a gift for a loved one or whether it adorns your home walls, a painted or sketched portrait has a unique charm, surpassing the photograph from which the artist creates the painting or sketch. Paintings and sketches have a strong visual impact on the observer and are always a pleasure to view. Unlike a still photo, paintings have a magic and allure of their own!

Paintings would be of oil on canvas or acrylic on canvas. In sketches the choice is between sketches drawn by pencil or by a piece of charcoal. Even though software tools have made an appearance, paintings and sketches drawn by professional artists are far superior due to the personal touch of the artist who seeks to capture the tiniest details.

Go ahead and order a painting or sketch…

After details like size and price are finalized with the artist, you need to hand over one or more photographs all of which should be of good quality with face in focus and facial features clearly visible. A photo taken in natural light would be the best. The artist also would like to meet the family members to learn about the personality of the person whose portrait is to be created. After the painting is ready, it is handed over in framed or unframed condition.

If the artist is based in a city which is away from your location, you would have to email or courier the photograph. Thereafter the artist may interact with you and your family members over phone or via chat. In this case, the painting or sketch, after it is ready, is carefully rolled and placed in a rigid plastic tube, prior to despatch through courier.

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G Laxmi Narayan

Charcoal painting in A3 size sketched from a photograph to be sent by you. Has conducted live sketching shows.

077388 78474


Gayatri Mehta

She has a Masters in Visual Arts with Portraiture. Has devoted herself to representational art.

2 A, Vallabh Bhuvan, Bapu Vashi Road, Mumbai 400056

098191 39559


Indian Hippy

Indian Hippy’s artists use charcoal and graphite pencils to create highly realistic charcoal sketches from your photographs.

No. 1, Ground Floor, 17/C Sherly Rajan Road, Carter Road, Bandra West, Mumbai 400050

080808 22022

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Manojkumar M. Sakale

Manoj graduated in Fine Arts from Pune. Portrait painting is his favorite subject as well as his profession at present.

'Indraprasth' H23/504, Near BEST Depot, Pratikshanagar, Sion (E), Mumbai 400022

096192 60098


Tripti Kedia

Portraits in various styles: (a) 'Photorealistic' is a precise reproduction (b) 'Painterly' style uses broad brush-strokes to create a natural look (c) 'Pop Art' style has a cool and modern look (d) 'Conceptual' style has the subject in the foreground with a conceptual background.

098207 02337, 098199 15158


Vasudeo Kamath

An alumnus of JJ School of Arts, he painted a portrait of former President Pratibha Patil, which involved a sitting.

Tapasya, Row House No.15, Hill View CHS, Sai Kripa Complex, Kashi Mira, Mira Road 401107, Dist Thane

022-2845 6613, 098207 97956


Prisma app

Turn your photo into a work of art. Download the app, click a picture with the app's built-in camera or choose a photo from phone's gallery. Select one of the special effects (like styles of famous artists) and the app's artificial intelligence converts the photo into an artistic picture. Publish on social media or download or send by email.

Link to download the app on your Android phone


Waterlogue App

This app turns your photo into a watercolour painting in brilliant, liquid colours. Print the beautiful, high-resolution painting and frame it for display in your home. Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Download the app to your iPhone, iPad


Rajesh Soni

He is a reputed artist and in addition to his own works of art, he does take up commissioned work like drawing a sketch from a photograph.

Gallery One, Inside Chandpole, 36, Udaipur 313001

098282 47052

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