The Process

To begin the process of creating your pet portrait I usually need high quality photographs to work from. Please follow the tips below on how to get the best photographs for me to work from to create your pet portrait.

To ensure I can achieve the best results for your pet portrait it is important that I can work from clear images which show the unique details of your particular pet such as the fur, eyes, markings etc. If possible it is always best to send three or four images pointing out which one is most true to their colour. If you wish to send me some new photographs and you are not experienced in capturing pets here are a few tips I hope you will find helpful:

  • If possible try to take your photographs outside.
  • Seeing the reflections in your pet’s eyes is important to making the painting come alive. You can take photos on an overcast day but bright sunlit conditions would be ideal (please see the reference photos below).
  • If you want a head portrait painting please try to get as close to your pet as possible whilst staying in focus as this will give the maximum amount of detail, resulting in a more detailed painting. Ideally your pet should be sitting upright.
    Another option is to try and capture your pet with their favourite toy or ball if they have one.
  • If you want the portrait to feature their collar try to have it with the name tag on show.

Step 1

Placing an order couldn’t be simpler with three easy steps. However, before I can proceed I do need to see the photographs that you wish me to work from to ensure they are clear enough for me to produce the best results. Photographs can be sent in digital format via email to [email protected] at high resolution so they can be printed clearly.

If you would like me to come and personally photograph the your pet, please contact me via the contact button below.

Step 2

I will send you up to two updates of ‘work-in-progress’ although once we have agreed the medium, style and format the majority of my clients prefer to wait for the completed work.

Once I have checked the photographs and we agree on your requirements and delivery schedule I will ask for a 30 per cent, non refundable deposit of the agreed price.

Step 3

On completion of your pet portrait I will ask for the balance which you can either pay by debit or credit card securely online through Paypal or by cheque through the post.

On receipt of payment (If you are paying by cheque I will wait for the cheque to clear) I will dispatch your finished pet portrait artwork using a reputable carrier.

Please visit my Prices page for an idea of how much your pet portrait will cost.