Custom Pet Portraits
Just provide a photo of your furry friend and I will paint them for you. You will receive a signed, hand drawn, original watercolour painting on high quality 300gsm watercolour paper. These can be customised with colourful or plain backgrounds. These are great gift ideas for pet lovers who would love some of their pet's personality turned into a piece of art.
|A4 size (210mm X 297mm)||1 Pet - face and upper body portrait||$200|
|A4 size (210mm X 297mm)||1 Pet - full body and some background colour/watercolour markings or loosely painted scenery||$240|
|A3 size (297mm X 420mm)||1 Pet - face and upper body portrait||$290|
|A3 size (297mm X 420mm)||1 Pet - full body portrait and some background colour/watercolour markings or loosely painted scenery||$330|
|A3 size (297mm X 420mm)||2 Pets - face and upper body portraits||$380|
|A3 size (297mm X 420mm)||2 Pets - full body portraits and some background colour/watercolour markings or loosely painted scenery||$420|
|A3 size (297mm X 420mm)||3 Pets - face and upper body portraits||$490|
|A3 size (297mm X 420mm)||3 Pets - full body portraits and some background colour/watercolour markings or loosely painted scenery||$550|
These custom portraits make perfect gifts, keepsakes and wall art. Contact me for inquiries and turn around time. Please note, general turn around times are usually 14 working days, however this can change depending on the art and number of pets etc. If you would like something for a special occasion, please contact me early to allow me time to get the art done for you.FAQs...
- Can you draw portraits other than dogs and cats? Yes! I can paint any pet. Dog and cat portraits just happen to be the most popular.
- What type of photos or images for pet portraits do you need?
- The better the photos are, the better your pet portrait will be.
- It is more natural and flattering to take a photo of your pet at eye level.
- If the quality of the photo is good and not blurry, I will be able to get a better likeness of your pet. Sharp and in focus photos are good, especially in features like your pet's eyes and nose.
- Photos in a nice natural light is best, showing your pet's natural colour tones and avoiding harsh shadows. Try and keep the flash's off the photos.
- What is the difference between face and upper body portraits vs full body? The face and upper body will focus on your pet's facial features the most. The rest of the painting will be in a softer focus with the paint getting lighter and fading into the background. In the full body portraits, I offer full body painting and some details in the background of the paintings.
- Can I have many pets from different photos combined into one painting? Yes, please provide multiple photos of your pets preferably in the same sort of light or pose, we can discuss how you would like them painted together. Sometimes, especially if you would like their full bodies in the portrait, rather than their faces only, it is best to have them in the same reference photo. This is so I can get a good sense of size differences to make the portraits more accurate.
- Can I see my pet portrait before it is shipped? I will be talking you through the process and will give you opportunities to see process photos of the painting so I can tweak the details as much as I can to ensure you are happy with the finished portrait.
- Will my commissioned painting appear on Colour Addiction's social media or website? Yes, chances are you will see your painting appear on my website or social media channels as I love to share my art with my community. If your painting is a gift or for a special occasion, of course I will wait until the lucky person has received their art before sharing the work on my feed!
- Can I make copies of my commissioned painting? Copyright remains with me, the artist. You will own the physical painting, but you will not own rights to the image or any subsequent prints made from it. If you would like to order prints for family/friends as part of your commission order, please let me know and I can arrange prints to be made.
- What tools do you use? To ensure you get a great quality portrait, I use quality paints and paper. I use Schmincke Horadam Aquarell watercolour paints which are professional grade and very lightfast. The watercolour paper I use is Hahnemühle Fine Art cold pressed 300gsm.