I draw customized hand-lettered monograms as finished art suitable for framing that can be given as a gift, or used for letterhead, business cards, or embroidery. A family monogram crest is a one-of-a-kind heirloom gift that's perfect for the office or den. Need a college graduation gift for him? Custom monogram art makes a unique and thoughtful gift for any occasion!
I draw in a classic engraving style, using cross hatching and pointillism, usually in black pen & ink with a touch of gold or silver. Though I use a subdued tone as personal preference, using full color for your work of art is no problem!
I will create up to a 5"x8" monogram with a surrounding design in your desired shape, with two revisions. All designs are done on 9"x12" archival quality Bristol paper.
Payment must be made in full for work to begin, and no refunds given once work on the final draft (ink) has begun. Up to 50% refund may be given while still in the "rough sketch" (pencil) phase.
Your item will ship insured! Your monogram artwork will be mailed in a protective sleeve or tube. Turn around time can take 2-3 weeks depending on my work load and the pace of our conversations, so please let me know your deadline...
We will discuss what you are looking for in your design and what letters/colors/items you want included. I will then do a series of quick rough sketches to play around with certain items and to work out the layout of your piece and give you some options to choose from. Once you approve those, I will assemble them into a proper preliminary design for your final approval, and then go to ink.