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Art Commissions

Custom drawings are a wonderful way to create a lasting memory of a beloved pet, add a meaningful piece of art to your home, or find a perfect gift for a friend or family member. In addition to pet portraits, I am also taking commissions for wildlife art. I currently offer, graphite drawings on smooth bristol paper, pastel drawings on Pastelmat, or acrylic paintings on canvas. If you have decided that an art commission is exactly what you are looking for, here is some information that you may find useful:

Pet Portraits and Wildlife Art

Prices

*Add $40.00 for each additional animal in the picture*

For sizes other than those listed, please contact me.

Please note that works over 11x14" are not currently available. I apologize for any inconvenience.

 

 

Materials:

Graphite - on smooth Bristol Paper

Pastel - Rembrandt soft pastels and Carbothello pastel pencils on Clairefontaine Pastelmat

Charcoal Sketch (Pet Portraits Only)

An alternative to a full pet portrait commission is a charcoal sketch. These usually take about half an hour to an hour to draw and are therefore a great option if you are looking for something quick. A sketch may include one or two animals on the same drawing. They are 11x14 inches on Strathmore 300 series Drawing Paper and cost $35.00 for a single pet or $40.00 for two on the same paper (head/shoulders only).

How It Works:

Once you have decided that you are interested in commissioning a drawing, please reach out to me via email or the contact page of this website. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have and help you along in the process.

1. If you already know what subject you are looking to turn into an original artwork (such as a favorite animal or a beloved pet), this is great! If you already have your own own photos for me to use as a reference, please send it to me. If not, we can work together to gather some materials. For example, if you know you want a drawing of a robin, I will find some photos and make sketches to determine how the subject will appear in the drawing.

2. Not all pieces require specific reference photos. For example, I use a lot of artistic license to put together my wildlife artworks. Next, we will work together to figure out a composition that works for you. Many people already have an idea or a "main reference photo" that they would like me to use for their pet portraits. However, I'm always happy to discuss other ideas, as well. Before I start any serious drawing, I will make a sketch that we can change as needed until you're completely happy with it.

3. At this point, I will ask for a 50% deposit that is payable via PayPal. If this doesn't work for you, I can also create a page on my Etsy shop for you to pay using credit card. Please note that I do not accept checks, Venmo, or Apple Pay.

4. I will keep you updated throughout the drawing process so that you can see the artwork develop.

5. When the drawing is finally completed, I will send you a photo and wait for your final approval. If you're happy with the result, I will then ask for the remaining 50% of the payment and ask for a shipping address.

6. Once I receive the payment, I will send you the drawing via USPS Priority Mail and provide you with a tracking number.

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For a single animal on a plain background:
For a single animal on a detailed background:
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