Custom Painting Prices - How much does a portrait drawing and animal drawing cost?

How much does a portrait cost? Commissioned painting prices

You want to have a portrait drawn as a gift for your loved ones and family , but have never ordered it from a portrait artist, the Sketchus team or other illustrators? Do you have some questions that you want answered? The main question was: " How much does a portrait cost? " But there will be more questions that you should know. Read on to find out more.

portrait drawing costs

The cost of a commissioned painting , a portrait painting depends on the size, the number of people (or pets) in the picture and the experience of the artist. A portrait in premium style is between 100 € and 500 € (large format A4)

Note on price: You should not order a painting that costs more than 5% of your monthly income. For example, if you earn €3000, you may want to order a painting that costs around €150. This way you can fully enjoy and admire the work.

We can divide the costs of commissioned painting into four levels

Having a portrait painted costs - Prices for portrait paintings:

10€ - 50€

Drawing with computer, smartphone, app, AI, graphics tablet, Photoshop, filters

50€ - 100€

Amateur painter who draws for hobby pleasure

100€ - 2.000€

Experienced portrait artist who creates professional commissioned paintings

2,000€ - 10,000€

Well-known, famous famous portrait painter

Portrait prices

When we started in 2005, a portrait cost €50. But now we charge €500 for the same picture. What's the difference?

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Level 1: Commissioned painting Prices between 10€ and 50€

With these picture prices you have many options. Drawing with a computer, graphics tablet is very quick and easy to change, as erasing and assisted drawing with software makes editing easier. Currently, when searching for the keyword "have a portrait drawn ", 70% of the results are shown with the computer as a search result. It reflects the technological change in today's world. Art is limitless and this choice also corresponds to the value of the picture.

Level 2: Portrait painting costs between 50€ - 100€

You can find these artists on eBay classifieds , Etsy , Instagram, Facebook. There is usually no framing service or picture wrapping service as a gift. There is also no professional website.

In this price range, you communicate with the artists online via email or directly via social networks. You certainly have less guarantee for payment, invoice or delivery time. The paintings, drawings are not packaged securely enough and can suffer damage during transport. The artist will also try to create the most accurate copy. He will bring less creativity and fine-tuning. The size of the portrait is usually small. Often, low-quality, plain paper is used.

Most portraits in this price range are painted relatively quickly. Of course, there are a handful of very talented and responsible artists who work in this price range. But then you have to be lucky to meet them.

Level 3: 100€ - 2000€ How to create a portrait at this price

At this price you start analyzing, looking at pictures and you don't see if the picture is similar or different compared to the original. You can find these artists on Instagram, Facebook, word of mouth or even Google, reviews on Google

Commissioned painting price - How much does oil painting portrait drawing cost - Sketchus prices

Picture framing, gift wrapping services are often available. There is a website where prices are displayed online and you can order online. The artist will try to create an accurate and creative reproduction that makes the portrait come alive and full of emotion. You will be working with a trained artist from art academies who is experienced and confident enough to create meaningful and monetary value for the client and artist.

Portraits typically range in size from small to large and are created using a high quality drawing instrument designed to produce professional, premium and long lasting drawings.

You will probably also be shown some conceptual images, progress and previews upon request and demand.

Level 4: 2000€ - 10,000€ The process of composing the highest level of the portrait

In this price range you see more portraits than you order portraits.

Where do you find this artist? On Instagram, art galleries, museums, online search, media, art exhibitions, word of mouth, on the website.

Of course, at this price you get the perfect service. In this price range you are working with a well-known professional artist. The artist may have his own gallery and spend a lot of time and effort promoting his brand, his artistic language and collection.

Often the pictures are drawn according to special requirements, for example restoring old photos or creating emotionally moving, abstract images that evoke special feelings. The artist will try to be more creative than a copy template. In this price range you will receive a picture with its own style that makes the artist famous.

The size of the portrait is usually A1 or larger and drawn with the highest quality materials.

Before we begin, you will be asked about any special requests or requirements. And every request will be adapted. The drawing will still have strong, independent features of the artist's style.

How much does a drawing cost - Sketchus Portrait New Drawing

Customers are usually politicians, business leaders, famous, well-known people and personalities.

How much does an artistic portrait cost? Portrait drawing on commission

Art is priceless. There are paintings that cost millions of euros. There are portrait paintings that cost only a few tens of euros. Originals by great artists are extremely protected and stored in large museums.

However, you can easily print the same digital images from the Internet for yourself or your family.

The Sketchus Portrait team creates artworks that are suitable for every family situation. Since we have families ourselves, we know what it means and what it takes to touch our loved ones.

We will help you create an original portrait with signature as a premium drawing, portrait painting in oil or minimalist, puristic pencil drawing .

Commissioned painting prices cost drawing portrait painting price

On this occasion the website - the online shop Sketchus.DE was born

After countless works, we kept getting the same questions:

How much does it cost to have a picture painted?

Although we know that the cost of commissioned painting is very relative, you can configure transparently, directly, online and make your own selection. Sketchus Portrait wants to offer everyone the opportunity to have a portrait painted out of love for animals and family, for every budget .

Prices for commissioned painting - have a portrait painted price list

format 1 head portrait 2 Heads- Portrait
A4 20x30 49 € 89 €
A3 30x40 89 € 119 €
A2 40x60 119 € 159 €

Prices for commissioned painting and portrait painting from photo cost Sketchus Portrait

Prices for a commissioned painting Commissioned portrait - Configure online

Have a portrait painted price list. Prices for commissioned painting and having a portrait painted from a photo Sketchus

Animal drawing prices - brief overview of the costs of animal portraits

The prices of animal drawings

The price of animal drawings depends on size (A4, A3, A2...), style (sketch, premium, color...) and quantity. An animal drawing sketch costs from 50 € . Plus shipping costs and the final price

format 1 animal each additional animal
A4 50 € +40€
A3 90 € +50€
A2 135 € +50€
A1 180 € +50€

Sketchus uses high quality materials to draw a commissioned portrait

For portrait drawings, we usually use selected high-quality pencils and graphite on high-quality paper to draw your favorite people, loyal four-legged friends or family members. For commissioned portrait painting in oil, we also use selected oil painting brushes - high-quality brushes for oil paint.

What is special about Sketchus commissioned painting?

  • Experience: since 2005, 11 000 works of art (update until 2021)
  • Production time: We offer express service production in only 3-6 days
  • Satisfaction: We draw until you are satisfied.
  • Creativity: We don’t make photocopies like a camera!
  • Original: You will receive the original
  • Commissioned painting : from 49 euros we create a special drawing
  • Shipping costs: You pay no shipping costs with us
  • Payment methods: Order and pay online without worries
  • Extras: We offer a framing service with gift wrapping

I still have questions about commissioned painting or prices?

At Sketchus you will get all your questions answered. We advise you free of charge around the clock. Simply send a message via Whatsapp or email to: support(at) We will help you at any time without obligation.

7 frequently asked questions about Sketchus commissioned painting costs

We have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about our drawings and commissioned painting costs for you. Perhaps your question is already there. And if you can't find the answer, we'll be happy to help you.

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How much does it cost to have a portrait painted?

A picture for animals starts at €50 and people €65 per object. For each larger format, animal or person, there is usually an additional charge of 40 € - 50 €. Premium portraits are between €65 and €500

How much does it cost to ship Portrait?

We offer free shipping on all images. We only charge a surcharge for express shipping

How long does one draw on a portrait drawing?

This is a question with no exact answer. There are the pictures that you draw quickly and there are those that you draw slowly. We will provide an example and compare it to different types of paintings to give you an overview. e.g. the time for 1 drawing with the format A3 30x40 by 2 people takes:

40 hours

For drawing an oil painting portrait

20 hours

For drawing with colored pencils & pastels

10 hours

For drawing with pencil and charcoal

01 hour

For computer drawing

05 minutes

For drawing with filters or apps

At Sketchus, portraits are usually drawn according to order or just in time. You will receive your original artwork within 4-7 days on average. With a small additional charge, we can produce your picture in 2 days express time. If you brought a little more time with you, you will receive your work with a price advantage within 30 days. This gives you optimal planning security.

What sizes are offered for custom painting?

Die Größen orientieren sich an den Din A4 bis A1 Formaten. Die Abmessungen sind 20x30, 30x40, 42x60 und 60x84 cm.

Wie lange zeichnet man an einer Zeichnung?

Is it possible to combine several portraits? How much is it?

We create the best image compositions to capture your loved ones and friends in one work. Compiling Sketchus is free. Write to us!

Who are the portrait artists behind Sketchus?

We are architects, interior designers, designers from Vietnam & Germany with a master's degree in Germany and simply artists with passion. We have the dream of bringing families, people and animals together. We have received prestigious awards in design, art and architecture competitions from around the world and create new art every day to inspire you and your loved ones.

Read more: Sketchus Portrait Artists, Hoa Tran Family & Tu Ho

The picture is too bad and blurry, can it be drawn?

We have been working as artists for more than 15 years. We can always create beautiful artworks from a template as long as the photo has an emotional meaning for you or brings back a good memory

Of course, a high-resolution, non-blurry motif offers us more design options. A total work of art from several templates and motifs is also no problem for us. Feel free to write to us by email or Whatsapp, we will be at your side with advice and action