Old Time Photos

Often times clients bring us really old photos to draw from, the oldest we have seen were from the 19th century. So valuable to the family as the evidence of their ancestors, however these photos are fading away overtime. At Vancouver Portrait, we hand draw these photos to drawings on acid free papers to protect their precious memories. Since these photos are mostly in black and white and tend to have a strong contrast, the charcoal drawing is often chosen to replicate these photos. Below is a few samples of work we have done in the past:

Oil paintings, charcoal and pastel drawings from photos