Prices listed above are for one pet. The figure’s head and neck will be incorporated in the drawing without a background (like a traditional bust), if you would like a full body portrait please contact me for additional pricing.

For portraits including more than one figure please add an additional 30% of the listed price. If you would like more than three figures please contact me for a custom quote. For multiple figures I highly recommend choosing a larger size as you may lose some details. 

The specified sizes above are the paper size. I generally try to leave an extra ½” or so around the edges of the paper to allow for matting. Your pet will fit comfortably within the paper size, blurring out along the bottom edge. If you would like your pet to go off the paper please let me know.

 Here are some examples of how Wagner fits on different sizes of paper. The paper beyond the dotted line is the extra to allow for matting.

Here are some examples of how Wagner fits on different sizes of paper. The paper beyond the dotted line is the extra to allow for matting.

A deposit of 30% of your total is needed to secure your booking and so I can begin working on your portrait.

 

Photos

You must be able to provide a high-quality, well-lit photo with an unobstructed view of your pet – photos will be approved before guarantee of drawing.

I recommend taking photos in natural light, while avoiding direct sunlight which can blur details and create an undesirable contrast. A photo in natural light will bring out the variety of colors in your pet. When taking photos of an animal, get down to eye level with them. Try to encourage them to look at you by holding a treat near the camera. I recommend NOT taking photos with flash, as this will wash out their colors. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions.

See examples below,

 BAD Example

 This photo is over exposed, a problem that can sometime be solved with photo editing software, however in this instance we've lost much of the color variation in Wagner's coat. This image is also blurry, when zoomed in much of the detail is lost. Wagner is not looking at the camera which can be ok depending on the look or feel you may want for your portrait, but the photographer is not at eye level with the dog, making some of the porportions distorted.

This photo is over exposed, a problem that can sometime be solved with photo editing software, however in this instance we've lost much of the color variation in Wagner's coat. This image is also blurry, when zoomed in much of the detail is lost. Wagner is not looking at the camera which can be ok depending on the look or feel you may want for your portrait, but the photographer is not at eye level with the dog, making some of the porportions distorted.

GOOD Example

 This photo is much better compared to the one on the right. The lighting is much better, taken in a softer light the many colors of Wagner's coat come through and create a soft gradient of tones instead of a harsher contrast like in the other photo. Here the dog is sitting still, none of the features are blurry and when zoomed in on, the details have been preserved which is incredibly helpful when drawing the subject. The photographer is down at eye level with the dog and he is looking towards us.

This photo is much better compared to the one on the right. The lighting is much better, taken in a softer light the many colors of Wagner's coat come through and create a soft gradient of tones instead of a harsher contrast like in the other photo. Here the dog is sitting still, none of the features are blurry and when zoomed in on, the details have been preserved which is incredibly helpful when drawing the subject. The photographer is down at eye level with the dog and he is looking towards us.

 

Process

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Once I have your photos and your deposit, I will begin with a rough sketch. After that has been shared with you and any changes have been made, I will begin working on the final drawing. I will send snapshots of your drawing in progress and once it is complete I will send photos of your finished piece. We will work together until the piece is exactly what you want. Once you’re happy all I need is payment for the remaining balance of your piece, then it’s all yours! The expected process time is about 2-3 weeks.

I will let you know before hand when I can anticipate starting and completing your piece. Generally, turn-around should be within a month of you contacting me.

 

Questions?

If you have any questions at all please feel free to reach out to me!