Custom portrait from photo (2016)
Charcoal drawing by Nadia Gurkova


  • Charcoal drawing, Paper
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 11 × 15 × 0.1 in (unframed) / 11 × 14 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the front

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Nadia Gurkova


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Artist's description:

This technique is so unique! it ships and stores way better then charcoal and yet it is just as expressive and beautiful. It is less delicate in handling and much faster for work in which allows me to keep my prices very reasonable for quality portrait painting.

Ordering custom portrait:
1. Select a few good, high resolution photos
2. Email them to me or send via personal message here
3. I paint and send you the photo of the finished piece
4. If you like it, you buy it (purchase this listing)
5. I ship it and provide tracking number after the payment has been received.
6. You are happy
7. I'm even happier!

Technique: "Dry brush". Very thin layer of oil paint applied to watercolor paper without any mediums or solvents. It take many layers to build the painting up gradually. And no, oil doesn't show, stain or ruin the painting overtime. They will last you a lifetime if only you handle them with care and display them under the glass frame.

There is a VIDEO of the painting process available on my YouTube channel

QUALITY: All materials used to create this artwork are of the highest professional grade and archival quality.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: If you don't love your painting, you can return it within 7 days of receiving of the painting. I will be happy to refund your money.

I try my best to see that photos presented here well reflect the actual colors, but please keep in mind that there are slight differences in colors between monitors.

Here are link to all my online profiles:

Twitter and Instagram @nadiagurkova

Materials used:

oil on watercolour paper

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