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How To Get An Amazing Portrait

By: Michael Huber

Portrait is not just a picture hanging on your wall. A true portrait can capture your personality. Every family I know wants to get a family portrait at some point. And if you are one of those people what options do you have?

Find a portrait studio

You could find a large portrait studio. It is an easy and quick solution. However, I always feel that my portrait is something personal, special. For some reason, I want to know the artist who is painting my portrait. I want that artist to be free to paint in his/her own way (not the corporate way).

Find a freelance portrait artist

I think the best way to preserve a memory is to commission a portrait to a professional artist. These are some of the reasons why:

  1. You will get one of a kind portrait, all professional artists have their own style and vision. An independent artists have to have their own unique style because they can not hide behind some big brand. It is the only way for them to be recognized and attract new clients.

  2. Professional artists treat their clients with care since it is their personal reputation that is at stake. They usually want to make you happy with the result, so you might come back for another portrait some day or may be refer your friends.

  3. Artists care about their creations, it is more than just a job for them. When artists work on a painting, they want to create something special and unique. If they feel that there is something missing in a reference photo or something could be added to improve the painting, they will tell you that. They can give you advice on how to make your painting look better. That kind of dedication is hard to get in a large portrait studio.

  4. Every painting has an artist signature on it. That may not seem like a big deal today, but if that artist becomes very famous one day, your portrait might be worth much more than you have paid for it.

Many artists today are creating portraits from photos. It is very convenient for you, since you do not have to go anywhere. You can simply email your favorite photo to an artist and when your painting is ready, it will be shipped to you. The only hard part in this process is to find a good artist. Fortunately, there are many websites that can help you with that.

I hope you will find a great portrait artist for you and your family, and get a truly unique and amazing portrait.

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