The Art

All portraits are black and white, 100% hand drawn and rendered in charcoal. Charcoal is a natural substance obtained by burning thin and long sticks of wood (vine or willow) into hard, medium and soft consistencies.

These become the drawing tools along with a pliable, putty eraser used to 'lift' marks off the paper. Once the portrait is completed, it is sprayed with a chemical fixative to prevent smudging.

I work from your photographs and select the best possible perspective for the portrait. A house portrait typically takes between 4-6 weeks to complete and can be shipped anywhere in the US.

The Artist

Anaheet has a degree in Architecture from India and a Certificate in Illustration from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A number of her illustrations have been published in magazines, children's books, book covers and greeting cards.