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Turn your photo into a painting. Get an oil portrait just by uploading a photo. 100% physically hand painted onto canvas using oil or acrylic paint by a master portrait artist. By default the artist will turn your photo into a painting exactly as depicted. Upload any photo: people, dogs, cats, houses, scenery, even abstract designs. This product is not printed or digitally made. Includes unlimited revisions and adjustments until the final painting is 100% to your satisfaction.
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100% hand-painted and fully customizable. Painting time normally ranges from 5-15 days. You can merge subjects from multiple photos into one painting, re-face a classic painting or different photo (for example painting someone into a classical or renaissance portrait painting), remove things, or change backgrounds. See our gallery for examples of common special requests and instructions.
Your idea would have to be very specific or simple. Otherwise reference photos showing what your idea is are required. The artist would have to do this anyways, to get an idea of what you want, and it's easier if you browse the internet for photos depicting what's in your mind before try to find artists through Instapainting.
Yes, I would research images that would support your idea, if you didn't supply them. If you are specific in what you want, I could then make an illustration.
Hi, this is for general questions for all artists. For instructions for your order please write them in the instructions box as prompted on the order form.
OK. No problem. Please specify that in the order.
It could be done, but I personally would not want to do it.
Of course, but I strongly suggest you to find an artist located near you so that you can work step by step with the artist. As this is a very important piece of art in your life.
Yes any photo can be painted as long as the artist can see it, and as long as you have the relevant rights to authorize the copy.
It depends on whether it is a recent piece that is copyrighted or not. If it is older than the 1920s, we probably can.
Generally no. To protect it you should consider varnishing it with a UV protective a couple of months after the painting is received (to ensure proper full drying).
Protective varnish helps but it is always best to avoid strong light on your art, because it can fade.
Most orders get delivered to customers' doors in about 3 weeks with expedited shipping, but it varies based on requirements. To get actual quotes from artists based on your photo and requirements, just submit an order.
It depends on the complexity of the image, usually about three weeks.
Sometimes artists may combine different paints, pencils, etc. Examples are oils over acrylic, pen and ink with watercolor, etc.
Yes, exactly what starmountain said. Sometimes an artist might even incorporate sculptural materials, collage, or mache as well.
It would depend on the size of the frame and how ornate or simple you'd like it to be.. we could discuss many options that would fit your desires!
It would depend on the size and complexity of the frame. Many possibilities out there!
By default all orders are done as closely to your reference photo as possible. However if you would like to browse artist profiles and view examples of their actual sold artwork, just browse our gallery and you can find before and after photos, turnaround times, and reviews of all artists and their orders.
Hyper Photo-Realism is my 'specialty', what I do and love. Please let me know if you would like to see samples. Cynthia Mulvaney
Yes! If you have a special style request just upload the example artwork style as part of your order, and write in the instructions box that you want it in that style.
Certainly, I've personally painted in the style of a variety of artists and Instapainting offers many unique styles to choose from if you request.
Yes most artists can do these types of small touchups and changes. Just write that in your instructions and get matched with all the currently available artists who can remove small details like braces on teeth.
Yes, any modifications ranging from removing braces to adding/subtracting people from paintings, even changing the background can be done!
So you're looking for a more abstract sort of painting (not photo-realistic as if just replicating one particular image). I'd love to speak with you more about your project and work together to create exactly what you're looking for. Thanks so much (Cynthia Mulvaney)
Hi, It is better to show the pictures to us and then decide if we can do it. We can make a few adjustments only, changing color, pose of hand or changing background,etc. Regards, Joy
Absolutely. That technique takes a little longer to dry, but is what I use the most. Just contact me with the full request and please add the image you'd like to be painted. Cheers! Rafael Olivera
Certainly, yes. I recently painted for a client with impasto and a palette knife which was a wonderful; I'd be happy to show you samples if you like. Thank you! (Cynthia Mulvaney)
You can see your painting online from our website and easily annotate areas if you want small changes.
I will consult with you and get your ideas, work together and show you progress pictures of your painting, staying in close contact as we go along to ensure that the painting is exactly as you envisioned.. Thank you! Cynthia Mulvaney
Oil Paintings are always done on canvas. The canvas is the cloth material on which the artist paints. The exact material varies from artist to artist, but is usually polyester, cotton, or a blend of both. If you need something specific, please mention it in the instructions field.
Oil paint is used by default. If you would like the artist to paint in acrylic, please mention it in the instructions and the artist can accommodate.
Turnaround times generally range from 5-15 days, regardless of product. The specific turnaround time will vary based on your requirements, your artwork size, and the current level of demand we have in our network. Weather conditions may affect oil painting drying times. Expedited shipping ranges from 3-5 business days, and Economy Saver shipping can take up to 4 weeks for transit. With expedited shipping, most orders are at your door around 3 weeks from ordering, and with economy saver shipping it can take 4-6 weeks. Revision requests and drying time can add to turnaround times. If you need the painting by a specific date, we offer guaranteed delivery deadlines by selecting a delivery deadline date when you configure your painting. Once your order is submitted and we have collected responses from actual artists, you will be able to see their quoted turnaround times based on your order requirements.
If you select the framed option, you will be able to work with the artist to select a matching frame. Because frame options vary based on the artist that accepts your order, you will not be able to see the choices until an artist is matched. Since artists order these from framing shops, generally any moulding design can be ordered for you.
Yes. Just selected the gallery wrap or framed option.
Yes! Just upload multiple photos when configuring your item, and ask for the artist to choose in the instructions.
Because Instapainting.com is a platform for independent artists and studios worldwide, we can always find artists who can ship to your country. Just enter your address at checkout! *Please note because Instapainting.com is a United States company, certain sanctioned countries cannot use our platform (these include, but are not limited to, North Korea, Iran, Sudan, Syria, and more)
Instapainting.com is a platform for independent artists and studios, so we do not employ any artists in any specific locations. Artists can register and use our platform from anywhere in the world, as long as they submit portfolio samples that pass our rigourous standards. We have active artists ranging from the United States to Australia, and in many places in between. When you place an order, we look at your requirements and match you with interested artists who will ultimately paint and ship from their home or studio and ship directly to you. Feel free to browse our gallery or our featured artists page to find artists and see their biographies and locations. Normally we will find artists for you, but if you see any artists on our platform that you like, you can request quotations from them on their profile page.
By default, if no instructions are provided, the artist will paint your photo exactly as it is. If the photo does not fit into the size you ordered, they will edit the photo and ask for your approval before starting. If you have complex or non-standard instructions, the artist may provide a photoshop mockup for you to approve so that there are no suprises with the sizes and positions of things. For certain requests such as making a painting in the style of another artwork, the artist cannot do a preview, but we do offer select artistic styles ranging from Picasso to Roy Lichtenstein which you can instantly preview. To try that out, just upload a photo when you configure an item and you will be able to select and preview those styles.
Yes! Just upload the background photo as a second photo when configuring your item, and write in the instructions box to use the file as the background. You can also describe a color or tone in the instructions box for your artist to use if you do not have a specific background photo. You can visit our gallery to view some examples of background replacement paintings.
Just write in the instructions box what people or things you want the artist to remove. If you would like to add something to the photo, just upload the additional photo of that person or thing and ask the artist to add it in. It's that simple! You can visit our gallery to view some examples of adding things to paintings and removing things from paintings.
Just write in the instructions box what you want to change. For example, if someone is frowning, you can ask the artist to paint them with a smile! You can visit our gallery to view some examples of changing things in paintings.
This is a popular request, and of course we have the best artists who specialize in these. To request this type of painting, just upload the photo of the artwork you want to recreate, and then upload headshots of yourself or your subjects in the same poses and positions. Then write in the instructions box where to paint each person. And it doesn't have to be other paintings or artwork. You can paint people into other photos as well! You can visit our gallery to view some examples of re-facing paintings.
When you submit an order through Instapainting it gets put in front of hundreds of artists in our network of independent artists that look at your order details so that we can select the one that specializes in your requirements.
We're so confident that we find the best artist for the specifics of your order that we back all orders with our no-questions-asked 100% Money Back Guarantee.