Pet Portraits from your photo

Lifelike & realistic pencil drawings, capturing your pet in beautiful detail.

Framed portrait of a dog

I have been creating bespoke pet portraits for over 15 years, for clients both in the UK and abroad.

Whether it’s to celebrate or remember your beloved pet, a portrait creates a memory that with last forever.  It can also be a unique and special gift for a friend or a relative.  You may like a head portrait, a full body drawing, or perhaps you’d like your pet drawn all snuggly in their favorite place!  Whichever you choose, I just need one good quality photo from you to work from. 

I have been creating bespoke pet portraits for over 15 years, for clients both in the UK and abroad.

Whether it’s to celebrate or remember your beloved pet, a portrait creates a memory that will last forever.  It can also be a unique and special gift for a friend or a relative, You may like a head portrait, a full body drawing, or perhaps you’d like your pet drawn all snuggly in their favorite place!  Whichever you choose, I just need one good quality photo from you to work from. 

To get started, simply send me your favorite photo of your pet.

Let me know what size you would like your portrait and I will confirm the price and timescale, with absolutely no obligation.  For further information and the process of ordering a commission, see the information below. If you have any further questions, or if you would like to discuss a portrait, please get in touch on my contact page or send an email to me at marie@mariefineart.com

PENCIL PORTRAIT SIZES AND PRICES

A5, A4 & A3 are the IMAGE size, and will be drawn on larger paper to allow you to frame / crop to your preference.  If you have a specific size request for your portrait or if it includes additional subjects, this can be discussed and quoted accordingly.  

Portraits will be supplied un-mounted and unframed. If you would like me to frame the portrait for you, this can be done!  Just let me know and we can discuss this option.

UK delivery – Tracked and Signed £10

International delivery – Prices vary, please contact me for a price. 

****SPECIAL OFFER!!****

In addition to drawings in PENCIL, I am just beginning to offer Pet Portraits in WATERCOLOUR and PASTELS

Whilst I build up my portfolio these portraits are offered at a reduced price! 

A standard A4 (approx 12 x 8″) portrait:

– Pastel Portrait = £200 

– Watercolour Portrait = £85 

If you are interested in either of these options just get in touch!

I will always endeavor to capture your pets personality, with true attention to detail.

I will always endeavor to capture your pets personality, with true attention to detail. 

View some of my previous commissions below, including the reference photo for comparison. 

cat pastel pet portrait painting
dog watercolour pet portrait painting

COMMISSION INFORMATION

Pet Photos

High resolution digital photos are best, and most camera phone’s these days are good enough, but bear in mind my work is focused on the fine details of the subject, so it must be in focus and show enough detail for me to work from.  The more detail that is visible in the photo the better will be the finished portrait.  If you would like some guidance on which photo will work best as a drawing, feel free to send me a selection of photos and I am more than happy to help you choose.  Sending me a few photos of your pet is also helpful to get to know their appearance and personality, but the portrait will be drawn from just one photograph. 

Deposit

I don’t usually require a deposit,  I will ask for payment once the portrait is complete.  However, for particularly large portraits or multiple subjects I may request a non-refundable 50% deposit. 

Timescale

An A4 sized commissioned drawing will take on average 25-30 hours to complete, and up to 50 hours if it includes a background or lots of detail. Your portrait may take a few weeks to complete.  Sometimes I am available for a quicker turn around, so if you would like a portrait for a specific date or for a special occasion, then just get in touch and i’ll let you know if it is possible. 

The Process

Once the photo I will work from has been decided, I will often create a draft of the portrait in Photoshop software.  This usually involves editing out any background that is not required and positioning it on the paper size that has been chosen.  If the portrait has more than one subject, I will suggest some layouts and options at this time.  This can help you visualize the finished portrait and work out what size / layout you prefer.  Any changes you wish can be made until you are happy with the draft.

When I am ready to begin your portrait, I will let you know I am about to make a start and I will keep you updated throughout the process.

Once the portrait is complete, I will send you a scanned image and await your feedback!  You can let me know if there is anything you’d like me to alter,  I am happy to work with you on anything you feel needs attention.   

Payment

Once the portrait is complete and providing you are 100% happy, I will ask you for the full payment.  This can be paid by bank transfer, UK Cheque, or PayPal. For overseas PayPal transactions there is an additional surcharge. 

Shipping

Your portrait will be sent by Special Delivery and is fully insured.  You are also welcome to collect if you are local to Nottingham. 

For orders overseas – Prices vary, please ask me for a quote. 

Copyright

Reproduction and publishing rights for all artwork remain with Marie Brown and images must not be copied, reproduced or published in any form without her permission.  Commissioned images may be used for promotional purposes, for sales as prints, greetings cards, gift items etc.  

THE PET PORTRAIT GALLERY

This gallery displays my latest and previous pet portraits, all drawn from photographs.

 Click on the images to enlarge.

I will always do my very best to create the purr-fect portrait for you or your loved one.

If you are interested in commissioning your own pet portrait, or if you have any questions,  just get in touch!