HOW TO ORDER

I offer two types of custom portraits:
- Funny friends & family
- Traditional pets

What Next?

Just get in touch to let me know if you are wanting to celebrate a loved one with a TRADITIONAL PET PORTRAIT or a FUNNY FRIENDS & FAMILY ILLUSTRATION. We can discuss your requirements and any questions you may have, then go from there.

If you have some initial questions, I’m happy to answer those too so please just ask.

If you decide to go ahead, a 50% deposit will be required to secure your commission slot with a final payment on completion 
(Payment option is bank transfer). 

A three part-payment option is available for pet portrait commissions on request.

I work from quality photos to create your bespoke art so will need a small selection to work from. Please see GETTING THE BEST FROM YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS below.

There is a 2-3 week turn around, but all depends on available slots at the time of your enquiry.

Kirsty Robson Illustrator - Head Illustration

With a view to booking your commission please email me.

Email Kirsty

If you are unsure of anything or you have any questions, please contact me. My desire is that you should have the best experience from beginning to end in purchasing your Red Balloon portrait.

Gift Vouchers

Red Balloon voucher is a voucher with difference. Presented in a luxurious white box, wrapped in gorgeous white tissue paper and topped with a red bow. How special is that?

*Great if you have run out of time to order a portrait.

*Great if you would like to let your recipient choose their own Red Balloon portrait.

Available for any price of portrait and valid for six months from date of issue.

Please contact me for Details

COMMISSION TERMS

  • Commission work can only go ahead after a booking deposit has been paid.
  • When opting for a funny friends & family illustration, you understand that this commission is based on an interpretation using Kirsty’s style of work, not an exact replica.
  • Any deposits are non-refundable.
  • All relevant portrait information and appropriate photographs must be sent across within 2 weeks of paying your booking deposit. If this is not received in time it may create delay on your completion date for which Kirsty is not responsible.

Getting the best from your photographs

These are very important because if your pics are not the best quality, then I am unable to do my very best for you. Select a few high-resolution photos to be sent to me by email or use Facebook Messenger if that is your preference.

Please refer to the relevant photo section below to know the correct photos I need for your chosen portrait style.

Comical PEOPLE portrait photos
  • I will need a selection of clear, recent ones of each person. A close up, full frontal of the face and a full body length pic too. With feet! 
  • If you are having a family portrait done, then a recent photo of everyone together is required so that I can see height comparisons of individuals. If you don’t have one available, we can work on this together, I am able to put people together from separate photos if needed. Just let me know.
  • It would be ideal if the photos show the clothing you would like the person to be illustrated in.
  • Please send additional pics of any specific items to be included e.g. child’s favourite toy.
Traditional pet portrait photos
  • I will need a selection to choose from. They must be clear, recent photos with the position of your pet’s head to be as you would like it to be done in the portrait.
  • The clearer the details in your photo, the better quality your portrait will be. My portraits are intricately drawn and realistic in style, so I need to be able to zoom in and see very clear fur details.
  • For a memorial portrait, the best photos may not be available, so just send me the best of what you have, we can always see if a bit of artistic tweaking could do the trick.
  • Please see the photo tips below to select the best kind of pics for your pet portrait.

Photo Tips For Pets!

  • Take your photo outside rather than inside. On a sunny day ensure the sun is behind you or to the side only.
  • Your subject should fill the whole photo, so get up nice and close.
  • Get to your subjects level to help them to strike their pose.
  • Photos need to be in focus and in colour for all the glorious detail!

Prices

Prices exclude postage & packaging.

FUNNY FRIENDS & FAMILY

A5 SIZE

A4 SIZE

A3 SIZE

SINGLE PERSON OR PET

A5 SIZE

£55.00

A4 SIZE

£70.00

A3 SIZE

£85.00

GROUP OF 2

A4 SIZE

£95.00

A3 SIZE

£110.00

GROUP OF 3

A4 SIZE

£120.00

A3 SIZE

£135.00

GROUP OF 4

A4 SIZE

£145.00

A3 SIZE

£160.00

PET ADD-ON

£15.00

TRADITIONAL PET PORTRAITS

A5 SIZE

A4 SIZE

A3 SIZE

GRAPHITE PENCIL (HEAD & SHOULDER)

A5 SIZE

£170.00

A4 SIZE

£220.00

A3 SIZE

£270.00

GRAPHITE & WATERCOLOUR BLEND (HEAD & SHOULDER)

A4 SIZE

£270.00

A3 SIZE

£320.00

FOR ADDITIONAL SUBJECTS CONTACT ME

(A three part payment option is available for pet portrait commissions on request)

Payment Methods

Payment via bank transfer so please contact me for details.

Postage & Packaging

A5 £8 / A4 £10 / A3 £12 special delivery

For international delivery, postage costs will be advised separately.