A portrait commission can be a drawing, painting and mixed media of any subject you like. The most typical subject will be one of the following: people, children, pets and wedding portraits. You can also commission the artists to copy paintings, either from the original or from photographs. The replica painting will be an almost identical copy of the original. This is particularly of interest to interior designers, families with ancestral portraits, which no longer belong to them, or collectors who cannot afford the original, or prefer to keep the original in the bank vault.