- Do you do other portraits?
- What photos should I send you?
- Will I see a proof?
- How long will it take?
I am extremely passionate about my work, I have been drawing ever since I remember. I pride myself on my customer service and attention to detail. Each portrait I produce is a one-of-a-kind portrait that my clients can treasure for many years to come. My portraits are all traditionally hand-drawn using the very best materials.
I like to work very closely with my clients and I am not happy until you are 100% satisfied with your unique portrait. I use photographs to draw from, and I ask my clients to provide a selection to generate a true likeness with the finished portrait.
I accept commissions from all over the world so feel free to view some examples of my work and get in touch if you would like to commission your very own pet portrait. Other work would include friends and family portraits as well as commercial commissions.
My aim when producing your portrait is to create a drawing that you can treasure for many years to come. To do this, one of the most important things in commissioning your portrait is to ensure I can work from a good photograph. I cannot emphasis enough that ‘the better the photo, the better the finished portrait’. I sadly have to turn away many photographs because of issues with quality, but don’t worry – I am here to help you get the best photograph possible and give you as much advice as you need.
Take the photo at eye level with your pet. Photos looking down on your pet look unflattering and unnatural to the eye. The best angles are with your pet looking straight at you or with their head slightly tilted to one side looking past the camera.
QUALITY – The very first thing I look for in a photograph is the quality. As a highly detailed pencil artist I am attracted to detail like a bee to honey, so the more detail in a photo the better your portrait will be. This is especially importrant for your pet’s key features such as their eyes and nose. It is highly importrant that the photo is sharp and in focus. Sadly, I am unable to work from blurry photos.
LIGHTING – Take your pet’s photo in natural light, preferably outdoors. The best time is on a bright overcast day but not in direct sunlight as this can cast some unflattering images.
Turn Flash ‘OFF’ – Please NEVER use flash. Flash causes a number of problems and looks very unflattering. It often masks out a lot of detail, causes unnatural shadows and colours, and can often result in the dreaded red-eye or eye glowing effect.
Yes. You will see proof at the pencil stage of the illustration to approve the composition and again when the art has been painted to approve the colours.
The time to complete your project will vary depending on the content. Once we have obtained usable photography you will be advised of a delivery date
Payments are always required in full prior to commencing with your project. Prices quoted do not include applicable taxes or shipping costs
Applicable taxes and shipping are extra
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