The Art and Teaching of John Robrock

Private Commissions

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John Robrock accepts commissions for traditional-style realistic portraits of people and animals from life or photographs.  Archival quality acid-free paper is used.  You may find it helpful to study examples of his portraits on the website to consider the following questions before contacting him to discuss your project.

Which Medium?
- colored pencil
- charcoal
- conte' (reddish charcoal) used by Da Vinci
- pen and ink
- pastel

What size?
-  8" x 10"
- 11" x 17"
- 28" x 20"
- other

Do you have a suitable photograph? [color or black and white, sharp lighting and shadow contrasts]

Any deadline or preferred time frame for completion?

Do you want the subject(s) to pose for the portrait? What days of the week/times of day are best?