I know there's a quite few of you who have expressed interest in these, but I've really only given pet portraits out as gifts before. Not anymore!
Please read this entire page before requesting commissions, and feel free to ask me questions if you're confused about anything!
My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Portraits are sketched with pencil and inked using alcohol based ink markers. (Specifically Copic Sketch, if you're curious!)
Payment is required upfront, for the safety of the artist.
I take payment up front for my own protection. I do not offer refunds on completed pieces. The prices don't just cover the physical work, but also my own time, skill, and materials. Even if you dislike the final product I have still expended these resources and can't afford to give these things freely. By commissioning me you are taking your own financial risk.
I fill slots based on my own personal interest on projects, not on a first come, first serve basis.
I will complete your commission within two weeks or fully refund.
I will wait up to five days for approval after sending the sketch. If there is no response I will assume it is approved and ink the portrait. Time spent waiting for a customer's response does not count towards the two week deadline.
I have the right to deny any commissions for any reason, or refund commissions and cease drawing during any part of the process.
I may use any commissioned works on my website or social media.
I may sell prints of commissioned works.
Prices do not cover shipping and you pay for shipping. I do not provide frames.
I plan on raising my prices as demand and my skill level increases.
I will say this right now: I will never offer discounts or deals on these portraits. They will be full price or given as gifts by my own volition and nothing in between. These prices right now are literally as low as they will ever be.
That being said - If I've already offered you a quote, that quote will not change even if I do change my prices after the fact!
Tips are (greatly!) appreciated but absolutely not required.
Here's what happens when you commission me!
First, have a few photo references of your pet. At least four or five is a good number. Quality of the photo doesn't matter. They can be printed or digital. I work from photos, omitting or rearranging details for composition and interest, and I like to have some options. There are also other factors that go into my decision - for example, I choose not to draw humans, and there are certain colors I simply can't reproduce because I don't yet have a complete set of the materials I use (yet!).
To send pictures, email me at email@example.com.
You can send pictures at any time.
After you send me photos, if I'm interested in doing a portrait of your pet, I'll reply with details. We'll bounce ideas and I'll send you a price quote. We can meet in person in a public, indoor place for this, or exchange via email or IM. I accept cash or Paypal.
After I receive payment, I'll draw a sketch and send you a picture for your approval. Minor changes are okay; changes that would require redrawing more than 30% of the sketch are not.
If you have ~four hours we can also hang out at a coffee shop or library if you'd like to watch me work! Location must be public and indoors. Bring a good book, 3DS, sketchpad, etc. I need a place with large available tables and you have to buy me coffee :) I can't promise conversation the whole time because I like to listen to music or podcasts while I draw. I might bring my sister, boyfriend, and/or 150lb guard dog along too, so be warned. I get along with everyone and (I like to think that) we're interesting people! This offer is only available to people within reasonable driving distance.
After I apply color we can meet up somewhere somewhere public and indoors or you can pay shipping to receive your portrait!
Thank you SO MUCH for your interest! If you appreciate my art, please share this post so that other people can appreciate it too! <3
Caring for Your Portrait
I am selling you the original copy of your portrait, and it's ultimately your responsibility to care for it.
I highly recommend that you frame your portrait to protect it. These portraits are happiest under a UV filtering glass frame.
Keep it away from moisture and direct sunlight.
Pet Portrait Gallery
Note: Click pictures to view full size and read details. Better quality images will be uploaded soon!
Small (7.5in x 7.5 in square) 60-80$ or up, depending on complexity.
Large (13.5in x 10.5 in OR 10.5in x 13.5in) 150-225$ or up, depending on complexity.