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 - A Fully Painted Creation
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.
• 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.
Mystic Portrait - Creation Pricing
A Single Person Portrait ... $395 • Two Person Portrait ... $595 • Three Person Portrait ... $895
Optional Mythical Creature Element ... Additional $150 per element
(Unicorn, Dragon, Pegasus, etc.)
Included with your Mystic Portrait at no additional cost:
• One 8x10 Matted Print • One Image CD Image CD Includes:
• One Digital Printing File • One Internet Image File • Image “Print Only” Release
Mystic Portrait - How To Order
At this time there is a waiting list for my Mystic Portraits.
If you would like to be put on this list, please fill out the form below.
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Once it is your turn, I will contact you via email. Please respond within 3 business days to let me know if you would like to have your portrait created. You may choose to either have your portrait created immediately or postpone it to a later date. Please note that If you choose a later date, your name will be added back to the bottom of the waiting list. If you choose to begin immediately, I do require payment in full via PayPal.
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When responding, please let me know if you would like a 1, 2 or 3 person portrait and I will email you an invoice. Once payment is received, I will send you the Mystic Portrait contract. You will have 10 (ten) business days from receiving the contract to fill it out and return it along with your digital photographs.
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Once I receive the signed contract and photos, the Mystic Portrait will begin being painted. The portrait will be completed within 45 days of receipt of contract and once finished, I will send you a proof. Your portrait package will be shipped within 14 days of the proof approval.
Thank you for your interest and I look forward to working with you on a Mystic Portrait soon.