Before computers, commercial artists drew sketches for layouts that were used to sell things. The fashion retail industry was especially honed in the craft, idealizing their subjects to glamorize the product. GetchaSketch does the same thing. Using your photo, we create a real piece artwork, done in the advertising style of the '70s.
Pick a picture of yourself, loved one, pet, favorite food…virtually anything can be done as a GetchaSketch. Next, upload it to the site and we’re on our way. A line drawing of the photo will be done by hand, then used as a base for the final sketch. Color will be applied with marker, detail will be rendered in colored pencil and accents will be added with pastels to complete your-one-of-a-kind GetchaSketch.
GetchaSketch re-introduces an art style that was used in advertising agencies, pre-computer. Polished sketches were done for print layouts and storyboards as part of elaborate presentations to sell products—think MadMen. These pieces were done by hand, usually with markers, but could include various types of media. GetchaSketch drawings are the same. They are real art done on 100% rag marker paper, with absolutely no Photoshop or filters. A rough line drawing from your supplied photo is used as a base for the finished product. The loose style and technique are great for mellowing imperfections and age.
It’s fun starring in your own ad. Let’s see how good you can look. First, scan your photo at a high setting, 300 dpi minimum, and save as a .jpg or pdf. Next, go to the contact page and upload it with a deposit. We'll let you know when it's done and your finished GetchaSketch will be shipped to you upon receipt of final payment. The entire process is usually complete within two weeks.