Custom Orders

Celebrate your pet with their own portrait!

Tech Specs:

  • 9x12 Original custom pet portrait

  • 140lb archival watercolour paper

  • Permanent archival micro pigmented ink

  • Professional high quality watercolours

  • 12x16 Metal black frame included

  • Custom matting to fit your portrait

  • Ready to hang!

Tattoo permission's are included with every custom!

Pet owners get it. Pet’s aren’t pets, they are our family and we share an unexplainable bond. And as one fur parent to another, there is no one else like them. They may look like a specific breed, but I like to celebrate the little difference’s and unique quirks that make your companion unique! I do this by using reference photos to accurately capture your fur friend’s personality and characteristics. 

These portraits are created using a reference photo of the subject, and geometrically mapping out facial features by hand. After several rough drafts the final outline is inked out. Sounds simple right? Well it’s a lot more involved than that. By the time the good copy is ready to be painted,  I’ve drawn and redrawn every line in the portrait roughly 5x’s…which adds up to thousands of lines per portrait! 

Because of this, custom piece takes anywhere from 10-15hrs to create. I take my time because the details are so important. We've all had those deep soul-to-soul conversations and connections with our pets when we stare into their eyes. I capture those private moments in their eyes with carefully laid brush strokes, so that you can see the soul in their gaze.

I adapt that into my own style and let the creativity pour, and the colour flow. I use professional watercolours and high quality ink, and do everything by hand on archival paper. So what you end up with, is an amazing 1-of-a-kind custom of your best friend, forever immortalized and celebrated on your wall.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do they take to make?

These portraits are labours of love, because of this custom piece takes anywhere from 10-15hrs to create. Due to a busy schedule and their one of a kind nature they can take up to 2 weeks to turn around. I can not guarantee that they will be done by a specific date, but I do my best to accommodate timelines.

How soon can you do it?

I am currently booking 1-2 months in advance. **See also: How can I get my pet done!?

How much do they cost?

I charge $500 for a custom 9x12 original. A 50% deposit is requried up front, and the remainder is paid once you've seen the final product and are happy with it.

What kind of photos do you need?

The best photo to use are your favorites. I like to use straight forward head shots, but I feel that doesn't always represent the personality of your pet the best. Sometimes a cocked ear, or upturned gaze make the pet uniquely yours, so lets celebrate it! If you like the straight on headshot look, I’ve created some guidelines to try and help you capture the perfect photo. You can read about them here ***Keep in mind, what you see (posture or pose) is what you will get. A good photo with lots of detail will result in a better portrait***

How much is shipping?

Shipping anywhere within Cananda is $50. Express shipping guarantees your artwork in 1-3 business days and is shipped with Canada Post. Please contact me to obtain a quote for international shipping. Once shipped you will receive a tracking number.

Can you make my custom bigger than 9x12?

I can make it bigger than 9x12, but the bigger the papersize the more risk there is of it warping and buckling, leaving a portrait that refuses to lay flat in the frame. Portraits are available up to 16x20. Please email me for a quote. As an alternative, I recommend getting a canvas enlargement made from your custom. I’ve had many clients chose this option and have been very happy with the results. Enlargements can be made practically any size, on almost any medium (paper, canvas, vinyl, ect). *Enlargements can only be made after a custom has been created, and are an additional charge.*

Who owns the rights to the artwork?

The person who paid for the commission owns that original but not the rights to it. All copyright and reproductive rights remain with the artist as per Canadian copyright laws. Out of respect for you and your pet's uniquiness I will not sell prints of your artwork to the public. But If you would like to share your art work with family or friends, I am happy to create some prints for you. Please contact me for more details.

How can I get my pet done?!

Tell me about them! Write me a short email about your fur friend and what makes them so amazing! (Please send along a 2-4 photos) Send me an email here!

Can I get my pet's artwork turned into a tattoo?

Short and simple- YES! If you commission me to paint your pets portrait, as a courtisy I will share copyright permission with you to have it turned into a tattoo! Pretty cool hey?

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