My fine art work and portraits are primarily done in acrylics on canvas.
Children's illustrations can be in acrylic, watercolor, pen and ink and mixed media rendered on smooth Bristol paper.
Sketch work is generally lead or graphite on smooth Bristol paper or Vellum.
When considering a commission piece I like to have a variety of photos of the subject(s) to work from. Close-up photos work best for detail. These photos have to be personal photos for copyright purposes. These make unique and special one of a kind gifts to consider for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and other important events.