Illustrations by Shade Wilson

Illustration in a classic style. Shade Wilson has been crafting finely-detailed pen & ink drawings in Richmond, Virginia for over 25 years. Reminiscent of an old-fashioned engraving, an illustration of a house is lavish with architectural detail. Working from photos you provide, the result is a work of art.

Need a gift for that certain someone who has everything? You can be certain they don't already own a pen & ink portrait of their house. Perfect for anyone who loves their home. A drawing of a cherished pet is sure to have sentimental attachment for the owner. A favorite car or boat will also make an excellent subject for artwork.

Whether to commemorate a special occasion or just as a very special gift, a custom-framed illustration will be a keepsake for years to come. All artwork can be reproduced on 5 x 7" notecards for an added personalized touch.

Real-estate professionals will find that a drawing for advertising captures the true ambience of a house with a distinctive look that a photograph can't provide. The framed illustrations make an ideal closing gift for your client.

Showcase your company's headquarters with a rendering that can also serve as an eye-catching logo.

For builders a blueprint elevation can be brought into three dimensions even before the house is built. Blueprint floor-plans can be simplified into camera-ready form for use in advertising and brochures.

Any subject can be transformed with the distinctive treatment of pen & ink.


9" x 12" drawing....$250

12" x 18" drawing....$400

Additional sizes available. Please allow 2 week turnaround time.

Yours with cordiallity,
Uncle Shady

Home Illustrations

Whether for advertising real estate for sale or simply as a decoration centerpiece or a keepsake, Shade provides detailed illustrations of home exteriors and interior spaces. Perfect as a house warming gift that will be enjoyed and cherished for years.

Pet Illustrations

Everyone loves their four-legged friend and Shade can create a great keepsake of yours. His pet illustrations capture the essence of your best friend and make a great complement to any home or office space.

Business Logos

If you are in the real estate business, home renovation business or your business marketing relies on evoking tradition or nostalgia, illustrations by Shade are perfect as the centerpiece of your business logo and signs for business cards, brochures, signs and Web sites.

Illustrations by Shade Wilson
772-209-8240 or e-mail
5001 West Leigh Street, Richmond, VA,23230 by appointment only
Provding commercial and residential pen and ink illustrations in Richmond and all of Virginia
© Shade Wilson, 2018
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