A custom artwork of your beloved animal friend. You'll receive an original painting (pen & ink lines with ink washes) on watercolor paper, finished off with a white mat so it's ready to pop into a frame.
A pet portrait also makes a lovely gift, especially as a way to honor an animal that's crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
5x7" art matted to 8x10"
8x10" art matted to 11x14"
11x14" art matted to 16x20"
Here's the process:
1. You send me at least one photo of the animal - it's best if you have a few, so I can see details. We'll work out how you'd like the image to be cropped (where the edges of the painting will be) and whether you'd like me to include their name in the painting, like "Brutus" is included here.
2. I'll draw a pencil sketch for you, and you send me back one round of any minor edits/requests you might have, for example tweaking the background.
3. Once we've worked out the pencil sketch, I'll start the finished painting.
4. When I've finished your painting I'll email you an image, just to make sure you're happy with everything, before I mail your actual art. For example: at this stage I could add a few more washes of color to the background, but I can't change the layout of the painting.
Optional other items I can make once I've painted your pet portrait: blank notecards, or giclée (archival) art prints in a variety of sizes - this way the whole family can enjoy it. Just email me for the details on this!
Custom Pet Portrait - Original Painting
TIMELINE & FRAMING
My standard turnaround time is 14 business days - please let me know if you have a different deadline. Paying a rush fee for a shorter timeline might be possible.
All three of my size options will fit a standard sized frame from an art supply store like Michael’s or Blick. You'll need a frame that is the same size as the mat. For example, if you choose 5x7" art matted to 8x10" -- then you'll need an 8x10" frame.