watercolour + ink pet portraits
🚫 COMMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED 🚫
My portrait queue is full for the summer & will re-open in time for the holidays. If you'd like to be notified when I start accepting new portrait projects, please send me an email & I'll add you to my portrait contact list.
Custom Original Traditional Media (Not Digital) Pet Portraits
I love painting animals, and I'm fascinated by the colours & textures of feathers & fur, and the fun little quirks that make each pet unique. Photorealistic in quality and expressive in style, my portraits capture the distinctive personalities of the amazing animals I have the pleasure of meeting in person & online.
Choosing the right photo reference is important, and I'm happy to help with the process. The quality of your photo will determine the level of detail I'm able to achieve, so the better the lighting & focus, the more accurate your portrait will be.
Portraits normally take 10-12 weeks for completion from the date we decide on reference photos. At least one of the photos needs to be of your pet in the position you'd like them painted in. That photo will be the basis of my composition, but I like to work from a variety of images & a description of your pet's personality so that I can get to know them from as many angles as possible.
I love painting pets with pop culture & steampunk inspired accessories, so if you'd like your portrait with a little something extra, just let me know.
Please keep in mind that any significant changes to size, subject, positioning & accessories must be requested before you confirm the composition of your portrait. Watercolour is not erasable, so I'm only able to make minor adjustments after I start painting.
Unless otherwise requested, pet portraits include white backgrounds with my signature splatters & drips. I consider backgrounds at an additional cost on a case-by-case basis.
1. Let me know you'd like a portrait
2. Send me pictures, confirm the primary composition photo & any special requests (collar, tag, accessories, etc)
3. Purchase your portrait
4. I draw out the composition in pencil (image confirmation emailed upon request)
5. I paint the rest of the portrait (image confirmation emailed)
6. You confirm your portrait & let me know if you'd like any minor adjustments
7. I email you the final scan & send the original painting your way!
You will receive:
⭐️ The original watercolour + custom cut mat
⭐️ Hi res scan so you can make your own prints (for personal & gift purposes, not for resale)
⭐️ Web file with my watermark (I ask that any images shared online include my watermark)
⭐️ The rights to your pet's image. I reserve the right to include any portraits I paint in my portfolio, but I will not reprint your portrait for resale without your consent.
Please let me know in advance if you need your portrait by a certain date, and I will do my best to work within your time frame. I can often finish your portrait sooner than the standard estimate; but please understand my weekly studio time varies depending on my current portrait queue, exhibit & convention commitments.
Portraits are shipped matted, flat & unframed via USPS Priority Mail. All materials are traditional, archival & acid-free.
PET PORTRAIT PRICING
Portrait pricing varies depending on size, media & complexity (see below). You're welcome to contact me if you have any questions.
PET PORTRAIT GALLERY
pet portraits: 2021
pet portraits: 2020
pet portraits: 2019
Pet Portraits: 2018
Pet Portraits: 2017
Pet Portraits: 2016
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pet portraits: 2013
pet portraits: 2009-2012
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