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Pencil Portraits of Your Pets

Have you ever looked at your furry friend and wished you could capture their unique personality and beauty in more than just a photograph?

Like many pet owners, you may have a camera roll filled with snapshots of your beloved companion, but sometimes photos can't quite grasp the essence of their spirit or the depth of your bond.

There's something about a handmade portrait that can immortalize your pet in a way that pixels never could.

But where do you start?

The pain of not being able to encapsulate your pet's charm is something I completely understand. As a pet lover myself, I know the feeling of wanting to hold onto every little detail—the way their eyes light up when you walk into the room, the gentle nudge of their nose, or the softness of their fur. These memories are precious, and the fear of them fading is all too real.

But here's the good news: I have the perfect solution to this problem.

By commissioning a custom-coloured pencil portrait of your pet, you can preserve these cherished moments forever. Not only will you have a stunning piece of art to display in your home, but you'll also have a tangible representation of your pet's spirit and character. And I'm going to share exactly how you can make this happen!


Your very own portrait

First, let's talk about the medium I use—coloured pencils. There's something incredibly intimate and detailed about a coloured pencil portrait. The layers of colour can be built up to create depth and texture that bring the portrait to life.

It's a process that requires patience and precision, but the end result is a breathtakingly lifelike depiction of your pet that you can treasure for years to come.

Now, you might be thinking, "That sounds great, but how do I commission a portrait? I'm not an artist."

That's where I come in! As an experienced artist specialising in pet portraits, I've developed a smooth and enjoyable process for commissioning artwork. Here's a sneak peek at how it works:

1. Getting to Know Your Pet:

The journey begins with you sharing stories and photos of your pet. This helps me get a sense of their personality and the unique traits that you love most.

  • Are they regal and poised, or a total goofball?
  • Do they have a signature pose or a quirky expression you adore?

These details are crucial for making the portrait as personal and meaningful as possible.

2. Choosing the Perfect Photo:


Next, we'll select the best photo to base the portrait on.

This isn't just any photo—it needs to be clear, taken in good lighting, and one that captures your pet's essence.

Don't worry; I'll guide you through what makes an ideal reference photo. And your input is vital here because you know your pet better than anyone else.

3. Bringing Your Pet(s) to Life:


This is where the magic happens.

I take the chosen photo and, using my coloured pencils, begin the intricate process of crafting your portrait.

I focus on every detail, from the shine in their eyes to the texture of their fur. It's a labour of love that unfolds over hours of careful work, with regular updates provided to you so you can see the progress and be involved in the creation process.

4. The Reveal:

Polly posing near her portrait

The moment of unveiling the finished portrait is always special.

This is when you get to see the culmination of our collaboration—a beautiful, hand-drawn portrait of your beloved pet. It's an emotional experience that often brings joy and sometimes even happy tears. Check my testimonials page to find out how others reacted. 

5. Cherishing the Artwork:


Once the portrait is complete, it's time to find the perfect spot for it in your home.

Whether it's framed on the wall or displayed on a shelf, your pet's portrait will be a constant reminder of the love you share.

It's also a fantastic conversation starter and a way to keep your pet's memory alive, especially if they've crossed the rainbow bridge.

Commissioning a coloured pencil portrait of your pet is more than just purchasing artwork; it's an immersive experience that celebrates the special bond between you and your pet.

It's a way to freeze a moment in time and hold onto it forever.

So, if you're ready to immortalize your pet in a way that a photograph alone cannot, I would be honoured to help.

Together, we can create a lasting tribute to your furry, feathered, or scaled friend that captures their spirit and showcases the love you have for them.

How to get in touch

Feel free to reach out with any questions you might have or to start the conversation about your pet's portrait. I can't wait to help you celebrate your pet in the most artistic and heartfelt way possible!

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