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Commissioned pen and ink shelf portrait

Commissioned pen and ink shelf portrait

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Immortalise your favourite books in art form.

The perfect way to capture your love for the written word, custom bookshelf illustrations can either be of the actual copies of books that you own, where I will capture the wear and tear, creases and cracks, that your repeated readings have left marked on the spine, or of vintage copies of the titles, usually first editions if an image is available, or an edition of your choice.

Each piece is entirely unique, illustrated using fountain pen and ink on 100% cotton watercolour paper. Your piece will last for years to come.

The commission process is fairly simple, at point of ordering, select how many book spines you would like me to illustrate (if you wish to include more than 6 spines, please send me a message via my contact page) choose the size you would like, and in the personalisation box, let me know whether you wish the piece to be of actual titles you own, or of spine images that I will source.

Once you've placed your order, I will send you an email to arrange for a photo of the books to be sent to me, or to start the sourcing process for the vintage spines. If you wish for this piece to be a gift, and need time to be able to source a photo of someone else's bookshelf, please let me know at this stage so that i can adjust processing times accordingly.

Once your spines have been defined, I will produce a sketch indicating spacing and composition, at this stage if you wish to rearrange the composition you can do so.

Once this proof is approved, the painting begins, and no changes can be made.

Please note commissioned pieces are painted to order, and the lead time is 10 weeks, delays in replying to conversations at the proofing stage will result in delays in the production of the final piece, so please make sure to check your conversations (and have email notifications turned on) regularly.

Once a piece is complete, it will be carefully packaged and posted to you by a tracked and signed service only. Please note all pieces are supplied unmounted and unframed.

Each piece will include a certificate of authenticity