Commission a Portrait Drawing by Bodo Maier

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How to commission a portrait drawing: 5 steps

  1. Inquiry

    Please deliver a photograph, to serve as a template for your portrait drawing. There are different ways to do so.

    It's most easy if you have a photo in digital form, for example as a jpg file. You can transmit this file to me via email: info [at] bm-portrait [dot] com.

    If you have a print, it can be scanned in a copyshop. Tell the staff, that you need a jpg-file with a size up to about 2 MB. They can send it directly to me. You just have to give them my email address:
    info at

    You may although send the print to me by post. I will send it back to you later on together with the drawing. Please note that I do not accept any resposibility in case of loss or damage of the print.

    If you are not sure about the photo template feel free to send it to me without obligation. I can advise you.
    I will make minor corrections to the photo if needed. This is part of my service.

    Please follow the instructions for the use of photos at the bottom of this page.

    Please tell me if you prefer a special sheet size for your drawing. Standard sizes are 8.27x11.7in / 210x297mm (DIN-A4), 11.7x16.5in / 297x420mm (DIN-A3) and 16.5x23.4in / 420x594mm (DIN-A2).
    Also oversize and any in-between size is possible. For example a single face is typically fitting on a sheet of 8.27x11.7in or 11.7x16.5in. If there are more faces to be depicted we will choose a larger sheet size accordingly.

    Please tell me if you have any special requirements, such as for example:
    - Is there anything to be retouched?
    - Shall the background be depicted?
    - Do you have a deadline until when the drawing has to be finished?

  2. Offer

    I give you a binding price and the expected completion date for your drawing.

  3. Order

    You place the order by paying a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the final price.
    Please pay via Paypal, using the “Buy Now”-Button at the bottom of this page.

  4. The Making

    Upon receipt of the deposit do I create your drawing. Once the drawing is finished a preview will be forwarded to you by email. After that it's still possible to have minor amendment done.

  5. Payment and Shipping

    You decide whether you want to purchase the drawing. If so please transfer the remaining balance. The 30% deposit will be charged. Upon receipt of the full amount I send you the original drawing by post. If you do not purchase the drawing, you incur no additional costs. I only keep the deposit.

    Please pay via Paypal. Therefor klick the “Buy Now”-button below. Paypal fees are taken by bm-portrait. If you have a Paypal account you may use it for this payment. If you don't have an account, you just have to disclose either your debit or credit card data to Paypal (no set-up required).

Use of photos

Regarding the photo template please consider two legal issues: the image rights and the personal rights.

The image rights are the rights of the photographer. If you are not the photographer yourself, you must ask him for permission for using his photo as a template.

The personal rights are the rights of the person depicted. Those rights are to be considered, if anybody is depicted besides yourself. The personal rights are country-specific. In case of doubt please ask all persons depicted for their permission. If there is anybody under age please ask their parents.

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