Don't worry that you don't have "the perfect pose". For example, you may have a great shot that is out of focus, and a well focused shot that is a bad pose, etc. We will use a number of photos to create an image of your pet.
Portraits may be done in black ink only or full color depending on your preference. If there are variations in color in your photos (due to lighting differences or processing), please indicate which image is closest to the actual coloration of your pet.
Digital portraits rely more heavily on the photo. Please send the highest resolution that you have. Tell us your favorite colour, style, etc. We will create two or three quick renderings and send you low res images by email. We can discuss changes, and then we will do the final rendering. After you are pleased, images are printed and framed.
With pet portrait orders, please be sure to include your email address and a phone number in case we need to confirm something with you.
Please allow up to 6 weeks for your portrait to be completed. Rush orders MAY be possible. Remember that your satisfaction is guaranteed on all portraits.
Cost for Custom Portraits:
"Digital style" (digitally manipulated image) 5x7" or 8x10" printed, matted and framed $150 (shipping included)
"Vintage style" (Shelly) or "Whimsical Style" (Emma) (pen & inks with watercolour on paper) 5x7" with oval or rectangular acid-free 8"x10" matting, framed =$160 8"x10" with oval or rectangular acid-free 11"x14" matting, framed = $200 one design and one "shadow" insert image (often a younger version) framed to 11" x 14" =$240 two or more pets, or a more complicated scene - email to discuss-usually between $160 and $250
"Fun & Funky style" (Emma)(acrylic paints and inks on canvas) 12x12" gallery wrapped canvas =$210 Other sizes available - please email to discuss!
"Classic style" (Connor) (oils on canvas) Picture your pet in an elegant, classic pose or "dressed" in vintage clothing. 12x12" gallery wrapped canvas =$240 Other sizes available - please email to discuss!
"Scratchboard style" (Shelly) (on scratchboard with watercolour) Time consuming, so make sure to gie me lots of lead time - but oh so elegant! 9x12"=$250 or 11x14"=$400 Other sizes available - please email to discuss!
Email us to inquire about pricing information for special effects, special size requests, multiple images of the same pet, and multiple portraits ordered at the same time.
Miniature (dollhouse) portraits are an additional $30. when a full sized portrait has been ordered. Miniature portraits may be framed behind very thin glass, with a thin wood molding frame, or may be framed in a larger more elaborate frame without glass. Whichever suits the style and size of your portrait better, as well as suiting your individual tastes and preferences.
Examples of previous "Vintage" portraits by Shelly
Examples of previous "Fun & Funky" portraits by Emma
Examples of previous "Whimsical" portraits by Emma
Examples of previous "Classic" portraits by Connor
Examples of previous "Digital" portraits by Shelly
Examples of previous "Scratchboard" portraits by Shelly
The possibilities are endless!
We are also open to discussing other portrait styles! Is your pet really a unicorn at heart? Are they a flower queen? Check out our gallery & shop to see our other artwork, and email us to discuss any special requests if you feel inspired by our previous works! We can also do custom work other than pet portraits - just email us to let us know what you're looking for!