If you would like to commission a custom pet portriat, e-mail me or fill in the contact form to let me know. If possible, attach a photo or two of the pet you would like me to draw. If you haven't got a scanner, you can send the photo in the mail. Great care will be taken of your photo(s) and they will be returned with your portrait. You also need to decide whether you would like a pencil or pastel portrait and whether it should be a head study or a full body drawing. If you are unsure, I am happy to discuss this with you.
The main "ingredient": the PHOTO of your pet
This is an essential part of the drawing process: the right photo(s) of your pet. I do not know your pet "in person" so: Please bear in mind that I can only draw what I see! Photos taken in bad light, using a flash (causing "red" eyes), from a distance or too close to the pet might render it impossible for me to see any details. Yet it is the details that enable me to capture YOUR pet's looks and personality. Your pet's eyes are the most important feature - the window to their soul.
Please make sure that your photo has all the details that I need to make the portrait look like YOUR pet. It should also have a high resolution.
When taking the photo, you want to be level with your pet. If it is looking up to you, a funny angle is created which may distort your pet's features/the proportions. BUT don't worry - just send me the photo(s) and we can discuss it.
Here's some more info on how to take a good reference photo.
How long will it take?
I will of try to draw your portrait as soon as I can once I've received your photo but please allow up to two weeks. I will try to make birthday presents a priority, but do try and send your order well in advance to avoid disappointment. The same goes for Christmas gifts. Order your portrait early to avoid the queue.
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What if I don't like the portrait?
I've got a no risk policy: when I have finished your drawing, I will e-mail you a scan or digital photo of it. If you really don't like it, you don't have to buy it. I want you to be happy with my artwork! I will make changes until you are completely satisfied. If I really don't succeed, you don't have to send payment. As simple as that! So you've got absolutely nothing to lose.
Please note that I retain the reproduction/copy rights of my artwork; no drawing may be copied, reproduced or published without my permission. I reserve the right to use a scan of my drawings on my website or for advertising purposes.