"the process of creating custom portraits is so fun, intricate, and unique"
Each custom portrait begins with a graphite tracing of the original photo to ensure exact replication of each individual's characteristics. From there, watercolor pigments made out of minerals and gemstones are layered one at a time to build the color and shading of the portrait. The entire process takes anywhere from 1-6 hours (not including drying time between layers). Upon completion of watercoloring, each portrait is matted by hand and packaged for mailing.