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Photo into hand sketched portraits. 
Video and editing services.
Photography and editing services.


Making Memories Memorable


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We accept Paypal, Venmo, Zelle, and Facebook pay

View Sketch and Art Gallery

Whether it's pastels, lead, oils, acrylics, or wax, every work of art I create is made with the intention of bringing everlasting smiles.

View Photography Gallery

Sometimes the best way to communicate what we do is through images. As you browse my website, take a few moments to let your eyes linger on the photographs. You might be amazed to learn that most of these photos were taken with a cell phone. The others were taken with a Canon and Nikon. Can you guess which are cell phone photographs?

Video Samples

Today, everyone has a video or photo of something, With the advancement of cell technology, feauture music videos and indie films are shot using a cell phone. These are some of the videos I have shot using cell and Canon cameras. From events to offices, I see angles and bring forth a look that is not expected. I also create graohics using CS, and AI. There is an example of some of my work below.

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want you to be completely happy with your commissioned artwork. That's why i offer a satisfaction guarantee on our sketches. Once you have commissioned a piece of art from us, we will send you updates as the sketch progresses for your approval. You can request as many changes as you need until you are completely happy with the design.   You do not have to pay anything until you approve the sketch. If you choose to cancel, simply reply to the email with the sketch attached and let us know that you would like to cancel the commission.


We want to make sure that you are completely happy with your commissioned artwork, so we offer this satisfaction guarantee as a peace of mind along with a referral fee.

Here is how it works:

Commission a sketched 8.5" x 11" photograph.

To commission a sketched photograph, please send us an email with the following information:

  1. Your name and contact information.

  2. A photo of the person or subject you would like sketched. Please ensure the best lighting and highest pixel range for best resuts. 

  3. Once you approve the sketch, I will begin working on the portrait. Please feel free to request as many changes to the sketch as you like until you are completely satisfied. Once approved for the finalization, no further changes will be possible, (curing).  The curing is a sealant, or fix it all that  is placed on each portrait to protect it from damage and deterioration. This curing can slightly darken the portrait. Each sketch is drawn lighter to accompany this process.

  4. During the sketch process, I  will send you the progress of your order for your approval before we begin working on the next stage,

  5. Once you approve the sketch, payment is due.

  6. If you change your mind, or are not satisfied  with the sketch for any reason during the editing progress and before your approval, simply reply to the email with the sketch attached and let us know that you would like to cancel the commission.. You will pay nothing. 

  7. The cost of an animal portrait (without frame) is $150.00. ($50.00 is dontated to local animal shelters) Mailing within the United States is an additional $12.00.  Door front / secured location delivery is free within 5 miles of zip code 77478. 

  8. The cost of a portrait (without frame) is $150.00.  Mailing within the United States is an additional $12.00. Next day mailing within the United States is an additional $40.00. USPS rate.

  9. You will receive $20.00 USD referral fee for any completed, approved and paid sketch, video prroject, or photography project that is completeed and referred by you.

  10. For larger sizes please contact for a price based upon your needs.

We also accept Paypal, Venmo, Zelle, and Facebook pay

It is my hope that you enjoy my work and I look forward to working with you again to create a unique and beautiful piece of art that will make your memories memorable.


Photography sessions

I offer a variety of services, including:

  • Portrait photography

  • Landscape photography

  • Event photography

  • Product photography

  • Commercial photography

  • Videography

  • Video and photo editing and enhancement


I use Nikon, Canon, and Samsung cameras, and most of my videos and photos are taken using my Samsung cell phone. 

Satisfaction Guarantee

I am confident that you will be happy with my work, but if you are not satisfied for any reason, I offer a satisfaction guarantee. Simply contact me prior to completion of all production uo to the final edit and you will owe nothing. 



Pricing for my services varies depending on the type of session, the number of hours of coverage, and the location. Please contact me for a quote.

I look forward to working with you to create beautiful and memorable photos and videos!

Satisfaction Guaranteed

The satisfaction guarantee only applies to sketches.

©2005-2023 Pictusketch. Pictusketch and Michael Castillo reserve the right to publish each art work, video, and/or photo session comissioned.

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