Jane's Pencil Portraits
Photo Checklist

In order for me produce good quality detailed portraits, the photos I work from need to
be of good quality too.  Below is a list of requirements that your photo/s should meet.

Is the subject in focus?
Firstly, the most important thing is that your subject is in focus so that I can see
the detail.


Is the subject's head no smaller than 4cm squared?

If the subject is too small, I will not be able to see enough detail, even if it is in focus. 
This is important because it helps me to produce a good likeness.


Does the photo have a good contrast?
This means lighter and darker areas, which also helps with the detail in the portrait
and stops it from looking flat.


Can you see the colour of the subject's eyes?
If you can, then chances are there is enough detail in the photo for me to work with.


Is the photo in good condition?
No scratches, water marks etc (this applies to printed images).

Please note:
The first two points in this list are essential.  If you're photo meets two out of the other
three points, then it should be good enough to use.

If you would like to send more than one image because you're not sure which is the
best, please do. I will let you know which image I have chosen before I start the portrait. 
All photos sent to me in the post will be returned with the completed portrait.