|What can Make a Classic work of Art even more Beautiful and Meaningful?|
|If You or Someone you care about is the subject of that Artwork!|
The beauty and joy in your life should be celebrated! An exquisite way to forever treasure a wonderful memory is with a fine art portrait. It is a time-honored tradition that is as old as mankind itself. An artwork, for you to put on display and to forever cherish. An artwork that will share your emotion and passion with others. An artwork that shows you at your finest. A portrait by internationally renowned visual artist – Randy James Terry.
It could be an artwork to commemorate a special day for you. Maybe it’s a portrait of you taking part in something that brings you great joy, like athletics or dance. A portrait given as a gift will always be a beloved and fondly remembered endowment. Fine art portraits are the exclusive dominion of royalty, presidents and YOU! Celebrate your life or the life of someone you care about in a Fine Art Portrait by Randy James Terry.
Mr. Terry's artwork has been described as intense fine art. His attention to detail, his technical mastery and exacting standards have earned him the title "virtuoso of the artistic portrait."
The Artist has been doing portraits professionally since 1991. He has experimented with many styles and methods to produce the "elegant portrait"; an artwork that at once expresses distinctive style and impassioned appeal. "There is so much beauty to be celebrated with art," remarks the Artist.
Randy’s pen and ink artworks are currently engaged in a huge surge in popularity. One characteristic that sets Randy’s portraits apart is his extreme devotion to detail. One art critic described his pen and ink work as having “the charm and elegance of the old world. There is really nothing out there like it, right now.”
Since the beginning of time artists have always preferred to draw their artwork from a live model. This allows the artist to study all of a person's features. It allows them to capture the models essence. However, this is a very costly process. Randy has found that by studying many photographs of a person he is able to capture that person's essence. This allows the artist to truly study the person that he is drawing. It allows him to study their facial structure and how their muscles work. It allows him to actually paint a portrait of that person as opposed to just painting a picture of a photo!! When looking at a piece of artwork, there is a tremendous difference in the look and feel of an artwork that truly captures a person's being as opposed to one that is just a drawing of a photo. "That feeling of the person’s essence is a major defining element in what makes a work of art, a work of fine art as opposed to an illustration," explains Randy.
"Most artists do a painting for themselves: to express themselves. When I do a portrait, pleasing the model is of equal importance to pleasing myself,” says Randy. "Every artist has a certain amount of interpretation that he puts into his art. I strive to know the model of my artwork. This allows all interpretations that I apply to bring about an even more intense representation of the person portrayed."
The price of a pen and ink on paper portrait starts at $1250.00 (twelve hundred and fifty U.S. dollars), depending on what is involved with producing your fine work of art. After discussing what you would like with the Artist, you will be quoted an exact price.
How do I set-up a meeting with the Artist?
Is it necessary to meet the Artist in person?
What kind of photos of the subject does the Artist want to see?
Regarding the main photo that the Artist bases his portrait on: can he edit its appearance?
What is pricing based on?
How long does it take to complete a portrait?
What about shipping?
Will there be a contract?
What are the payment policies?
HOW DO I SET-UP A MEETING WITH THE ARTIST?
Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll find out what time is convenient for you and set-up an appointment to call you or for you to call us. But, please email us and share any questions or ideas that you may have. We'll be glad to email you back with your requested information. (Back to top)
IT NECESSARY TO MEET THE ARTIST IN PERSON?
No. Everything can be done over the telephone and computer and by using the U.S. Mail. Every artist would like to meet the subject of his artwork. However, this isn't always possible. Randy has done a lot of portraits. And he has found that by studying many photographs of his subject, he can get an excellent idea of their spirit and essence. (Back to top)
WHAT KIND OF PHOTOS OF THE SUBJECT DOES THE ARTIST WANT TO SEE?
All types of photographs - All angles (front, side, back, up and down). What someone might think is a bad photograph or caught someone in a bad expression is often a wonderful photograph to study a person's appearance. That is why artists like to see their subject in person. They want to study all of a person's features. And so a photo of someone making a funny face or taken at an uncomplimentary angle, often tells the artist so much about that person. In this case, bad photographs can be good. Also, videotapes of the subject are an excellent aid to study. Although it is hard to see much detail in a video, it is an excellent source to study a person's motions and character movements. Capturing these factors adds an intrinsic value to the artwork: a look and a feeling that is often the difference between a good artwork and a masterpiece. (Back to top)
REGARDING THE MAIN PHOTO THAT THE ARTIST BASES HIS PORTRAIT ON: CAN HE EDIT ITS APPEARANCE?
Yes, definitely. In fact, "many of the bridal portraits that I have done: I've taken the bride out of the context of a situation. Her smile and eyes will be so bright and beaming. So, I leave out the other people in the artwork and portray the bride with her genuine and heartfelt appearance." Randy, also, adds, "I strive to put the subject in the best light possible. The best real light." The Artist actually prefers to base his work on photos that are not "touched-up" by a professional photographer. "Often when I have to work from photos that have been 'touched-up', I have to spend an extraordinary amount of time making the person look 'real', again. Often, a person looks "plastic" in a touched-up photo," states the Artist. "I portray a person to look real: not 'plastic' or like a figure in a wax museum." (Back to top)
WHAT IS PRICING BASED ON?
It is based on the amount of time involved in completing an artwork. The more detail: the more time necessary to complete an artwork. Most pen and ink renderings run around $1250. After discussing what you want with the Artist, you will be quoted a final price for your portrait. (Back to top)
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE A PORTRAIT?
You will be given a date of completion when you sign your contract for the portrait with the artist. Randy James Terry makes every deadline that he establishes. (Back to top)
WHAT ABOUT SHIPPING?
If shipping is necessary, your artwork will be properly packed and insured. Shipping prices do vary. They can run anywhere from $60 to $100. You will be quoted a shipping price at the time that you agree to have the artwork done. This charge can always be deleted should the buyer pick-up the artwork in person. (Back to top)
WILL THERE BE A CONTRACT?
Yes. It is the best way to be sure that the customer knows exactly what they are getting. And for the Artist to know exactly what the customer wants. (Back to top)
ARE THE PAYMENT POLICIES?
The client pays half of the total price when the contract is signed to do the artwork. The other half is remitted when the artwork is completed. (Back to top)
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