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Golam F. - Graphics Designer

Golam F.

Graphics Designer

$27.78/hr
631 hours
Bangladesh
95% JOB SUCCESS
“Second time using Mr. Golam and I received the same experience as the first, excellence! Lightning fast results and super responsive. Highly recommended.”
  • Portrait Painting
Catarina G. - Artist / Illustrator

Catarina G.

Artist / Illustrator

$17.78/hr
750 hours
Portugal
100% JOB SUCCESS
“Thanks Catarina, very talented and good communicator.”
  • Portrait Painting
  • Drawing
Samantha S. - Medical and Traditional Illustrator

Samantha S.

Medical and Traditional Illustrator

$50/hr
16 hours
United States
1 REVIEWS
“Great experience with Samantha, she fit our project in a tight scheduled and delivered.”
  • Portrait Painting
  • Drawing
Victoria Y. - Artist, Illustrator / Translator English-Russian

Victoria Y.

Artist, Illustrator / Translator English-Russian

$15/hr
39 hours
Russia
100% JOB SUCCESS
“Victoria was an absolute pleasure to work with. Highly talented and responsive, you'll be lucky to have her on your team!”
  • Portrait Painting
Ines M. - Visual Artist & Illustrator

Ines M.

Visual Artist & Illustrator

$15/hr
0 hours
Portugal
New to Upwork
  • Portrait Painting
  • Drawing
Paula T. - Illustrator

Paula T.

Illustrator

$18/hr
0 hours
United States
1 REVIEWS
“Paula is ambitious, eager to help and do research. She was a pleasure to work with and I look forward to the next project.”
  • Portrait Painting
Polina I. - digital artist with 8 years' experience

Polina I.

digital artist with 8 years' experience

$25.56/hr
244 hours
Ukraine
100% JOB SUCCESS
“Polina attention to detail is simply amazing and I have a lot of imagination that she translated beautifully to art.”
  • Portrait Painting
Pauline M. - Digital artist, illustrator and comic artist

Pauline M.

Digital artist, illustrator and comic artist

$26/hr
190 hours
Russia
100% JOB SUCCESS
“WOW!!! What an incredibly talented, highly perceptive & wonderfully collaborative - beautiful soul :))) Thank you so much Pauline because your illustration - BLEW ME AWAY!!!...”
  • Portrait Painting
  • Drawing
Jae W. - 2D artist

Jae W.

2D artist

$30/hr
55 hours
Argentina
100% JOB SUCCESS
“We were looking for someone to complete this work in around a week. He started the moment we gave him the job, and completed in 2 hours!! Great work, great communication. Would...”
  • Portrait Painting
  • SAI
Anastasia I. - Designer Illustrator

Anastasia I.

Designer Illustrator

$13.33/hr
1,914 hours
Italy
100% JOB SUCCESS
“Absolutely awesome work. I recommend Anastasia for her precision, her really good understanding of the required jobs and her kindness in communication. To work with her was great...”
  • Portrait Painting
  • GIMP
Tatjana L. - Tatjana Larina - artist and illustrator

Tatjana L.

Tatjana Larina - artist and illustrator

$25/hr
10 hours
Norway
100% JOB SUCCESS
“Tatjana is not only talented she's a team player and committed to her work. I hope we get to work with her again soon. GREAT CHOICE.”
  • Portrait Painting
Roy W. - Professional Artist, Illustrator & Graphic Designer

Roy W.

Professional Artist, Illustrator & Graphic Designer

$20/hr
527 hours
Indonesia

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At A Glance: Portrait Painting

Portrait painting has a rich history spanning the centuries, but it’s something that was only done once or twice during a person’s life and would involve a series of sittings with the artist. Some of the most famous artists in history have been commissioned to undertake portrait painting or have chosen to complete these artworks. Along with many traditional techniques, modern portrait painting professionals and consultants now have a range of digital tools at their disposal too.

So what does this mean when it comes to hiring a professional? It means you no longer need to seek out only an artist who lives near you. Today’s portrait painters are able to take a photograph that can be emailed or mailed to them and use it to create a portrait of your choice. And Upwork boasts expansive access to global talent.

The advantage of having such on-demand skill is that you can find someone who paints in the style you desire. Or you can speak to various styles of artist to gain inspiration if you have no clear idea of what you’re looking for. For example, do you want a portrait that exactly replicates the photo you provide? Or would you like a softened, slightly flawless finish? Would you like your portrait in the style of a particular era or painter? All of these variations are possible by discovering the perfect freelancer and the very best rates for the project.

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