The Process

How does this work?

We are an art shop that specializes in hand drawn silhouettes.

Our main product offering is printed drawings.  Select from our shop menu which type you’d like!  The options are:

– Classic Silhouettes – Watercolor Silhouettes – Sketched Silhouettes – Family Silhouettes –

Once we make your drawing we can use it for other products that can be purchased a la carte.  You can purchase them at the same time as the illustrations or you can come back later to purchase.  The additional products are:

– Wood Plaques – Brass Lockets – Wood Engraved Ornaments – Additional Copies of Silhouette Prints –

We archive your drawings after we make them so you can always come back and purchase additional products.

How do I submit Photos?

After you place your order you will automatically be given an account on our website.  If you would like to send your photos right after ordering, you should already be logged in!  Got to our Homepage and you will see a “My Account” tab.  If on your phone, you will need to click the drop down box and scroll all the way down to see it.

Choose “My Account” and Log-In — Click the “Orders” tab — Under the “Actions” column you will see a button with two little squares. Click that and then you can upload notes and photos. This is where we will communicate with you, send you your proofs, etc.

What Kind of Photos Should I Submit?

We meticulously hand-draw our portraits using the picture of the person’s profile.  This is why sending a quality photo is so important in order for us to make them realistic and true to the person. We capture as much from the photos as possible while using our own artistic style to create a beautiful silhouette portrait.

Please note: It’s best to upload ONE great photo for each child.  If you have a photo where you love the face profile, but like the hair better in another one, we *can* use both, but please limit the photos to no more than two per person.  It helps us work more efficiently AND gives you the best, most realistic final portrait!

Tips for a great profile photograph to ensure a realistic final piece of art: 

•Stand eye level with the person you are photographing.  Make sure their face is fully turned so you can only see one of their eyes.
•Is the photo showing the entire face? Nothing should be cut off in the photo (ie. back of head). 
•A closed mouth is my preference as it’s classic. Smiles look cute too. That’s up to you when taking the photo but please keep in mind once overlayed with color, smiles don’t always show through like in the photo.
•It’s best to have the child look straight forward so their neckline is natural. Having someone stand infront of them, holding up a toy, is usually helpful.
•Are you happy with how the hair looks?  Is there a random flyaway that you would rather us not incorporate into the piece? Please let us know that ahead of time.
•Long hair (below the shoulder) looks best pulled up.  However, if you’d prefer it down then pull it back away from the shoulder.  
•Profile pictures should be taken against a solid wall. However, If they are not infront of a wall, that’s totally fine as long as they are clear & not blurry.
•Send a picture of the highest quality that you can. You can certainly use your phone, versus a camera, but make sure you are taking it during the day with good lighting.