Mystic Portraits Now Retired

Due to the changing direction of my business, I am no longer taking reservations for Mystic Portraits. I want to thank all of you for the many wonderful years of creating these one of a kind custom portraits of your family and friends.

Mystic Portrait - A Fully Painted Creation

A Mystic Portrait is a fantasy painting created from reference photos and the imagination of C. Gerhardt. Whether mysterious or magical, be anything you desire within your very own Mystic Portrait. All elements of a Mystic Portrait are carefully composed, resulting in a one-of-a-kind art piece that you will treasure and be proud to display for years to come.

Mystic Portrait - The Process

Step One: Each portrait starts with 5 or more high quality digital reference photographs that you provide.  

Providing large, clear photos with good lighting is important. Using my Wacom tablet and a drawing application,

I begin to sketch the subject and any requested elements (wings, mermaid tail, crown, etc.). 

Step Two: Next I apply color, incorporating your requested color scheme with the help of several different sized brushes.

I build your portrait with multiple layers until I have the main painting constructed.
Step Three: Lastly, I draw fine details on the image. This step is where the image really comes to life. 

I strive to make sure all details add to the overall aesthetic of the portrait and do not deter from the visual balance of the painting.

Additional Information:
• All Mystic Portraits are 100% hand painted, from start to finish.

This gives the art piece a fully cohesive look. A base photo is no longer part of my creation process.  

• An average single person portrait takes approximately 23 hours to complete.
  • Special Mythical Creature Element requests,  such as unicorns and dragons,  add additional hours to the drawing process.
 • Your Mystic Portrait is entirely hand drawn, no clip-art or “cut and paste” methods are used in the creation of your custom artwork.

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© 2017 by C.Gerhardt - Manager, Mystic Moon Media LLC

All artwork is © Mystic Moon Media LLC and / or C.Gerhardt and not to be copied, imitated or distributed in any way.  All rights reserved solely by me, the artist, C. Gerhardt and as such,

is protected by US and International Copyright laws.