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Pencil portraits & watercolor portraits from your photos

Mike TheuerWelcome!  I'm Mike Theuer, a professional portrait artist.  I create pencil portraits and watercolor portraits from your photographs by hand.  Send me a photo and I will turn it into a work of art.  My style is expressive, so you will see pencil lines in my drawings and brush-strokes in my paintings.  I also pay close attention to light and shadow so my drawings and paintings appear to glow.  Accuracy is important too, since I also teach drawing and painting at the Pennsylvania State University.

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How to order one of my portraits

1. Submit  my order form.  Tell me your ideas.  FYI I can combine separate photos.
2. Attach  your digital photo.  Or mail a paper photo later.
3. Discuss  your ideas by email.
4. Pay  by credit card, check, or PayPal—PayPal
offers free financing for 6 months
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  Prices start at $99.
5. Receive  your pencil portrait or watercolor portrait in as soon as 2 weeks plus shipping.  And get a digital version by email.  Worldwide.
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What my customers say

"Great work. Realistic price. Look forward to doing business with Mike again. He really makes art easy." – Greg Sutton, 8/19/2011
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How to choose a portrait artist online

Have you looked online for an artist to turn your photo into a portrait?
Maybe a portrait of your pet?  A pencil portrait of your baby, or a watercolor portrait of your wedding?  Then you've noticed there are a lot of portrait artists on the web to choose from.  How do you choose one? 

Here are some tips that will help you pick the best online artist for you.
Skilled  ― does the portrait artist capture the subject?  Look for an artist whose pencil portraits and watercolor portraits include reference photos so you can compare and gauge the artist's skill at capturing a likeness.
✓  Appealing  ― does the portrait artist make a great first impression?  Look for an artist whose watercolor portraits and pencil portraits make you smile.
Consistent  ― is the portrait artist consistent?  Look for an artist with lots of samples.  If the sample pencil portraits and watercolor portraits are all good, then your portrait will be just as good!
BEWARE art companies.  Art companies sign their portraits with the company name.  This is partly because they hire a stream of artists.  Meaning the samples they display on their website usually are not from the artist you'll get.
Current  ― is the portrait artist current?  Look for an artist whose pencil portraits and watercolor portraits are dated this year.  If not, that artist may be out of practice.
Reasonable  ― is the portrait artist worth the price?  Look for an artist whose price makes you think you would gladly pay that amount for a watercolor portrait or a pencil portrait.
Trustworthy  ― is the portrait artist someone you can trust?  Look for an artist who has been in business a long while, the longer the better.  And whose customers recommend him or her throughout that time.  Such an artist will likely continue to do his or her best to keep your business.