Watch Shane Burke create some of his portrait art in his youtube speed drawings.   A typical one subject head and shoulders portrait takes 4-6 hours to complete.  Larger portraits with color can take up to 30 hours.  Black and white portraits are drawn with graphite pencils and dry brush.  Prisma Color are used for colored pencil portraits, with a little paint thinner and brush to blend the pencils.  Acrylics and oils are used for paintings, depending on preference.  Contact me for ordering info, comments, or questions.  To see more, check out and subscribe to my youtube channel, and for offers, specials, and giveaways, like my Facebook page.

14×17″ Graphite pencil portrait of Jimmy Fallon, time lapse speed drawing by Modesto California portrait artist and graphic designer Shane Burke.   6-7 hours.

11×14, Graphite pencil portrait of Emily Blunt by Modesto California artist Shane Burke.  Amazing actress!  This one took 4-5 hours hours.

14×17 Prismacolor pencils, with a little paint thinner to blend with the brush. California Portrait artist Shane Burke creates a photorealistic colored pencil portrait of a beautiful young woman.

14 x 17 Graphite / charcoal pencil portrait of UFC fighter Cat Zingano by Modesto California artist Shane Burke.

Prices below for head and shoulders only and are to be used as reference only. Price dependant on photo reference.

Graphite Pencil Portraits

 Size 1 subject 2 subjects 3 subjects 4 subjects
9×12″ $75 $135 $195 $255
11×14″ $100 $175 $250 $325
14X17″ $125 $200 $275 $350
18×24″ $200 $300 $400 $500
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Colored Pencil Portraits

 Size 1 subject 2 subjects 3 subjects 4 subjects
9×12″ $125 $200 $275 $350
11×14″ $200 $300 $400 $500
14X17″ $250 $350 $450 $550
18×24″ $350 $500 $650 $750
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Painted Portraits

 Size 1 subject 2 subjects 3 subjects 4 subjects
9×12″ $200 $300 $400 $500
11×14″ $250 $350 $450 $550
14X17″ $300 $450 $550 $650
18×24″ $350 $500 $650 $750
24×36″ $500 $700 $900 $1200