Pet Portrait Commissions

Pet Portrait Commissions

Order pet portrait commissions that are sensitive, true to life and capture the personality of your best friend. If your family friend is no longer with you, I will create a special drawing to bring your memories to life.

I have been drawing and creating for nearly 30 years with a speciality in animals, both wild and domestic.

I provide quality, realistic pet commission art based on clients photographs. Subjects have included cats, dogs, and horses in chalk pastels, graphite pencil and colour pencil.

I have provided commissioned pet portraits for clients worldwide and you can be confident that the drawing of your precious friend will be professional and heartwarming.

If your loved pet is past, bring your memories to life with a drawing that will last a lifetime.

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Dog Portrait

This adorable pastel drawing of a puppy was a joy to complete. Created on textured pastel paper this dog portrait captured the texture of the fur beautifully with the mischievous expression jumping off the paper at you.

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How To Commission A Pet Portrait

I keep my prices reasonable and price according to the size, medium and subject matter. So all you need to do is choose your requirements and let me know.

I will confirm the price of the painting commission according to your wishes, and we are ready to work together!

When a client commissions art the most important item I will ask for is the reference image.

For your custom art piece, please forward, via e-mail, the reference for my perusal. Please bear in mind the reference should be as clear as possible and of a fairly large size for the accuracy of detail.

  • The subject matter should not be too small, especially if you are requiring me to do a portrait. A close-up shot is best for detail and accuracy.
  • If you are wanting a landscape, in a landscape format, please try to provide me with the correct format photo. I may not be privy to the fauna of the area and unable to extend a photo to match the measurements of the painting format requested.
  • I may change or adapt the photo in the painting to provide a better composition or focal point. This will be discussed with the client first.

When you request art commissions please remember that I have no inkling of the character of your pet, what colour their eyes are, or the special markings on their faces or coats. These qualities are what make your pet so special to you.

The only thing I can rely on to create your special memory is the quality of the photos you send me.

Commission A Painting From A Photo

This goes for any reference you forward to me – even if it is a wild animal which you would like a portrait of. For me to capture the essence of the animal you admire and want reproduced, the clarity of the image is paramount.

What Mediums Are Available If I Wish to Commission a Painting Or Drawing?

I do pet portraits and animal art from any continent, in a wide range of mediums.

These include:

  • Graphite Pencil
  • Colour Pencil
  • Chalk Pastel

If you would like to view examples of my artwork please visit my artwork gallery. There you will find examples of the above mediums I work in and past animal artworks.

Art Mediums For My Pet Portrait Commissions

If you are interested in an art commission – below you will find a description of the various mediums I work in.

Chalk Pastels

Chalk pastels are done on pastel paper. There are many colours of pastel paper available, ranging from light to very dark natural tones.

I choose the paper colour in accordance with what I think will best showcase the drawing to its best advantage.

Coloured Crayons and Graphite Pencil

A pencil drawing of your pet can be created in coloured crayons or graphite pencil drawings. These are done on colour pastel paper or white watercolour paper.

You can decide on what medium you want me to use according to your preference. In general, graphite pencil drawings are done on a white paper to show off the drawing to its fullest.

How To Pay for Commissioned Art

Payments for commissioned artwork are 50% before work commences with the remainder on completion of the project. Payment will be to a UK based account, a Paypal account or via Western Union or Moneygram.

Once the deposit funds are confirmed I will be in contact to inform you when the completion date will be, then again when work is completed.

I will e-mail a photograph of the completed work for your inspection and confirm the shipping details.

The shipping cost will be included in the original price quoted – once I know the destination.

Pet Portrait Commission Pricing

When you contact me to get a drawing of your pet – the more information you provide the easier it is for me to quote you accurately.

My commission price is based on:

  • Medium
  • Size
  • Subject
  • Complexity (number of subjects required)

A pastel drawing on paper is middle of the range pricing. A colour pencil and graphite pencil drawing are the cheapest media to choose from.

Once you have given me the information and forwarded the images (or else you can request that I do a layout for your approval using my images), I will then quote you according to your specifications.

How Does A Commission Pet Portrait Work?

The following are guidelines on how to commission a pet portrait.

Can I order custom-sized paintings?

Most watercolour paper, pastel paper and canvases come in set sizes that are manufactured by most well-known brands. The maximum size for paper is 55cm x 75cm, whereas canvases can be very large.

Can I specify what medium?

The medium is at your choice with the mediums available being: chalk pastels, coloured crayons and graphite pencil.

What are the measurements quoted in?

All measurements are quoted in centimeters. If possible please give your measurements when specifying a size you require, in centimeters, respectively. Please bear in mind when giving a size to fit into a specific space on your wall, framing widths must be calculated and deducted off the drawing measurements.

Does the art come ready to hang?

No. I do not frame any artwork as it is safer and cheaper to ship rolled in a tube. The client can then have the enjoyment of choosing their own style of framing to suit their home.

How do I pay for my custom wall art?

Payments for commissioned artwork are 50% before work commences with the remainder on completion of the project. Payment will be to a UK based account or may be sent via Western Union or Moneygram.

How long do you take to finish a commission?

On average, a drawing can take up to 2 or 5 weeks to complete, depending on size and subject matter. On placing your order I will inform you when I can start your commission depending on prior commitments.

How much is shipping?

Shipping will vary according to where in the world the art is being shipped to. Shipping costs will be confirmed once I know the destination. Please note that shipping costs are NOT included in the price of the paintings.

How will the drawing or painting be shipped?

Generally I will ship the painting or drawing rolled in a tube via a courier company that provides a tracking number.

How long do I wait for delivery?

Local delivery should be a couple of days. Once the painting is in the hands of the air freight courier the average time frame is 4 – 14 days, depending on your country’s customs regulations and destination. If the package is arriving via land or sea, the delivery period could be 3 weeks or more.

How to open a chalk pastel drawing commission?

With a chalk pastel drawing I recommend that you take it to a reliable framing center for opening. Chalk pastels are liable to smear/smudge easily purely because of the nature of the medium.

Pet Portrait Commissions Information

If you have any other inquiries regarding how to order pet art commissions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Take the plunge and commission a drawing of your pet today!