These art pieces are 100% hand drawn with top of the line Prismacolor colored pencils. Full Color pieces are drawn on acid free, heavy weight Bristol Board. Partial Color pieces are drawn on acid free aged parchment.
The finished product can only be as good as the photo it begins with. It's important to choose a quality photo to start things out on the right foot. You don't have to be a professional photographer to take a good photograph (although there's no arguing that it helps!) Below are some tips that make for a good photo candidate:
**If you are have questions, confusion, or just too many favorites and you can't choose, feel free to email a handful of candidate photos to email@example.com and I will be happy to let you know which one I feel I can do the best job on.**
Full Color pieces are ideal for photos that are really great all around. The background is nice and helps to enhance the entire photo or maybe the background is what makes that photo so special, like a photo that was taken on a trip somewhere. They are available in a handful of sizes: 8x8, 8x10, 8x12, 9x13, and 10x13. All of those just so happen to be common frame sizes. How convenient.
Partial Color pieces are recommended for photos that have a really great subject, but maybe the rest of the photo isn't the best thing since Chuck Norris. No big deal. It's easy enough to just keep the subject and anything else that was important in that photo and leave the rest as aged parchment. That stuff has a really cool pattern anyway. They are available only in 8x10.
Custom orders are up for negotiation. If you wanted to order something that is not already listed, please send an email with the details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the perks of turning a photograph into a piece of artwork is that small unsightly annoyances that may have disrupted what would have been a perfect photo can be done away with. Don't like that creepy dude in the background photobombing your favorite vacation pic? How about the trashcan you didn't realize was sitting there until after the photo was taken? Someone has spinach in their teeth? No problem. Small imperfections are easy to fix.. The before and after image below shows the original photo on the left and the colored pencil photo reproduction on the right. In this specific example, the caution tape and water leaking from the planters were removed and the window reflection was downplayed to redirect focus to the building and flowers instead.
However, please keep in mind that I am not a plastic surgeon--for a very good reason! If you don't like the way your nose or elbow or whatever looks, it's probably the best idea to find a different photo or crop that part out :)
ASK! Any questions you might have can be emailed to email@example.com and I will get back to you ASAP.
Your colored pencil photo should be protected in a frame behind glass in order to prevent accidental smudging or other damages that it may incur. Do not store in extreme temperatures or in direct sunlight. At the end of the day, it's just a bunch of colored wax and paper, so be careful!
Please allow anywhere from 2-8 weeks from time of payment until completion. In the event that I am too backed up on orders to hit that mark, there will be a notification posted on the website and emails will be sent to anyone who may be waiting. Please keep in mind that these are very time consuming to make and I am only one person. While most will be finished well before a couple of weeks is up, I don't want to make promises I can't keep.
All sales are final and work is not started on piece until payment has been processed. I take great care to ensure that the work I do is of the utmost quality. Any artwork ordered through this website will be of the same caliber of those in the gallery on the homepage. It is definitely in my best interest to have happy customers who will do repeat business and recommend this website to their friends. That being said, if I mess something up, I will take all necessary steps to reach an agreement to resolve the situation. Please be courteous and I will return the favor.
When I got my first job in a cafe, the owner made an offhand comment explaining that people typically fall somewhere on this spectrum: 10% of them will find a way to be happy no matter what. 10% of them will be unhappy and try to spread it around no matter what. And the rest of them fall somewhere in between.
Years spent waiting tables and bar tending have proven this to be undeniably true. Below is the illustrated version of this spectrum for visual type people:
So, if you happen to be one of those people in that red, far right end of the spectrum, (you know who you are!!) you are now invited to leave. "A'int nobody got time for that!" I know I don't.
I reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason. So don't be a jerk!
Sunshine & Oddities does not and cannot control the images that customers upload for services rendered through this website. Customers have the sole responsibility and sole liability for complying with all the applicable federal and state laws applicable to such images, including compliance with the copyright and trademark laws, and laws regulating the use of proprietary business property, and laws regulating the publication of obscene and pornographic material. TRADEMARK NOTICE
Finished art pieces are subject to be displayed in the gallery section of this website. If you do not wish for your piece to appear in the gallery, please indicate so in the Notes section of the preorder form or in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.