Celebrate your pet with their own portrait!
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.
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!
How much is shipping?
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.
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.
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)
Can I get my pet's artwork turned into a tattoo?
Short and simple- YES!