I am here to help scroll sawyers who need photos turned into patterns. My starting rate is $50 per photo-to-pattern. It can be higher if highly multiple subjects, detailed photos (long curly hair/beard, backgrounds, complex clothing, etc).
For best results:
1- Photo(s) must be close up (prefer head and shoulders if the photo is of a person/people).
2- Scan the photo(s) as large as possible. I can only make the details I can see. Go to contact page to find where to email the photo(s). Please note that digital photos work better than physical in-hand photos.
3- Please send only clearly focused photos. I understand that sometimes photos are of people who have passed away and the photos are obviously limited. Just know I can only go by what I see.
Note: I do detail by nature. It’s actually difficult for me to not add much detail, but I will attempt to simplify if requested. I do not do “plastic surgery”. I can make some slight changes like the thickness of an arm, leave out SOME wrinkles, etc. but please do not ask me to take away extra chins, add details that aren’t there (aside from text), straighten teeth, add smile…you get the idea.
That being said…I CAN put multiple people into a single pattern from multiple photos, but only to a point. You will be charged per pattern/person.
I make my patterns on paper, not with a computer. I go through a great deal of ink, paper, transfer paper and time.
Please note: Custom patterns of family members are not sold to public without permission. Permission would only be requested if the pattern would appeal to the public. For example, rustic look, cowboy/cowgirl, general look, etc. This is on a case by case basis. All animal patterns will be offered to public by default. I realize you would be paying for a custom pattern and that is more expensive than buying an existing design. Unfortunately, that is the down side of custom designs. Other examples of custom designs that would also be sold to the public would be sports figures, vehicles, movie stars/characters, etc. This often happens if I have designed SOME of a cast of characters, etc, but not the whole cast. Someone wanting a specific cast member which has not been made into a design yet…would be charged for a custom pattern. To put it in more formal terms. I reserve the right to sell any custom requested pattern to the public in most cases.