With Their Human - Custom Pet Portrait Memorial Painting
Join your pet in a traditional portrait! This painting will be done in acrylics on stretched canvas, and the price listed includes one animal and one person. Acrylics are a more economic option than oils because they dry faster, which means I can work faster. They also age better. I'm able to create a very oil-like acrylic painting, so it's very hard to tell the difference.
My goal is always to improve on the photo, not just copy it. Please see my bio for credentials, and you can browse a more extensive portfolio at http://www.myanimalart.com.
If you're ordering from outside the US or Canada, please write me first and I'll give you a shipping quote.
Here's how this will work:
1 - Choose your size and send payment. I'll confirm and send you a convo.
2 - Send me photos of you and your pet(s), and tell me a little about their personality. Please try to send a variety of photos- outdoors, indoors, flash, no flash. The more, the better, but I'd like at least 3-5. Photos with good natural light and no flash usually lend themselves best to a painting, but I use the rest for reference and detail information. Some people send me links to their instagram, flickr or facebook albums of their pets. That works really well because then I can usually see any angle and detail I need, and you don't need to go through the hassle of choosing and emailing them. If you have a preference on which photo to use, let me know and I will accommodate. I can combine photos, e.g. place your pet in front of a background from a different photo, if you like.
3 - I begin work on your painting! Because of the custom nature of this painting, once we have come to an agreement on which pose and background we're using and my work begins, I'm unable to give any refunds. BUT...
4 - Rest assured, I will send you progress photos along the way for your approval - one with the compositional layout and one final. After each progress photo is approved, that particular element cannot be changed without incurring an additional fee. Once I begin work, the painting will take between 1-3 weeks depending on size and your timely approval.
4 - I allow the painting to dry, coat it with non-yellowing protectant, then mail it to you. I ask for about a week drying and finishing time, in general. We'll discuss when the time comes.
Thanks for reading all that, and I really look forward to "meeting" your beloved little guy or girl!
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