If you are looking for a beautifully handcrafted pencil portrait of your dog then this is the perfect website for you. From small A4 dog portraits up to larger more grand A2 colour dog portraits, I can complete the ideal portrait of your dog, in terms of style, size and price, all with the maximum amount of detail and realism possible.All I need is your favourite photo of your dog and I can complete the most amazing portrait for your in graphite pencil or coloured pencil to whatever size you want.
If you’ve always wanted a dog portrait but never been sure where to start, thats not a problem, drop me an email with your initial idea or request and I will talk you through the rest. It all comes down to three simple things;
1. Would you like it black and white or colour?
2. What size would you like the dog portrait, A4, A3, A2?
3. would you like the dog portrait mounted and framed?
Its that simple, other than that all I need is the photo you would like me to use for the dog portrait and obviously the delivery address and date the dog drawing will be needed for.
if you have any other questions or would like to send me a few photos to check the quality please feel free I’d love to hear from you.
Rather than a single dog portrait with just one dog pose in the drawing you can opt for a dog portrait with multiple dogs or the same dog in multiple poses. This type of drawing can make for an fantastic picture to put on any wall, a drawing that reflects different moods and scenarios with the dog having fun, or simply just relaxing.
Quite a lot of customers do like to have a group dog portrait rather than a single subject, the most popular way this is done is to have one large central dog portrait approx A4 in size, surrounded by 3 – 4 smaller poses of the same dog surrounding the main large portrait drawing. This gives great balance to the overall drawing and also shows different poses and traits of the dog, through the smaller drawings being more detailed poses.
If this is the kind of dog portrait you would like to go for, the minimum size to have one done is A3, as the central dog study will be 3/4 of A4 in size in order to make the smaller studies, a maximum of 3 in total, balance and be of big enough size to be seen clearly with enough detail.
If you are wanting to order a group pet portrait, please send over the photos you would like to use and please note down the photo you would like to use as the central, larger study drawing. I can then draft up a quick photo proof of them al laid out, to show you how each dog pose will be positioned within the overall piece.
This type of dog portrait can also be done in either black and white or colour, the choice is yours. Obviously the photos that I use as reference for the drawings will need to be of high enough quality to represent the colour tones of the animal clearly enough but with digital cameras and smartphones today this usually isn’t a problem.
Please take a look at the prices/order page this may help you to decide on the style of portrait drawing you would like, obviously each of the sizes and styles have different timeframes to complete, so please let me know with your initial enquiry when you require the drawing.
If you’re taking the time to commission a dog portrait drawing then you are going to want it to be as realistic as possible and done to the highest quality. From your high quality photos I will translate the detail and realism directly into a beautifully hand drawn dog portrait.
Obviously you can choose whichever pose is your favourite from your hundreds of photos of your adored dog, but just to give you a few pointers, the top three poses that translate into stunning portraits are as follows;
1. Head shot – Photo of just the head and part of the dogs chest, with the photo taken either straight on or slightly angled to show a portion of the dogs side profile.
2. Action Shot – Photo of the dog leaping or running, this can make for a fabulous dog portrait, but can be a little tricky to get the photo reference just right.
3. Close up head shot, Photo of your dog with its head on a cushion or pillow, or the arm of a chair. this can be a beautiful drawing, showing the dog at rest…..so cute.
As you will see if you look at the gallery page, the majority of dog portraits I have done are from these list of poses, mainly as these, barr the second option, are easy to capture on camera. Capturing the photo to a good level that gives great detail is important so opting for these two poses will make life a lot simpler for you to capture that one great photo.
No matter what pose, size or style you choose, when the drawing is finished you will receive a photo proof of the drawing in detail. This way you can make sure you are 100% happy before I send it to you. As with all my dog portraits I aim for a customer to be overjoyed with the dog portrait, rather than just happy. I put my all into each and every piece to ensure this is the case with every drawing.
To start with its best to simply send me a quick email with the photo you are looking for, or if you have yet to decide on the best photo to use, please just send me an outline of the size and style you would like and also the date you would like the drawing delivered. I will send you a quick reply letting you know the price for the dog portrait, delivered, and also if it can be done in the timeframe you require it. Its always best to get in touch to book your slot in the diary as I get booked up quite quickly, even if you have yet to choose your favourite photo to use for the dog portrait.
1. Send over a quick email outlining your requirements, A4, A3, colour, black and white.
2. Let me know when you will need the dog drawing delivered, this is important!
3. Send me over the photograph you would like me to use, ensuring it is of the highest quality possible.
4. Let me know, if prior to me sending you the dog drawing, you would like it framing and mounting.
5. All i need then to make the order official is a 20% deposit.
If you sick of racking your brains to find the perfect gift for that someone special in your life, year after year coming up with the same options, why not give the gift of a dog portrait drawing. Its a gift that is so personal and unique, as well as it being a gift that will be adored by the person receiving it, who will be forever grateful to you.
I know I have mentioned a few times, to mention the date you need the drawing delivered, this is vitally important to me so I dont miss the date of your celebrations.
If you are thinking ahead please don’t leave it to chance, get in touch straight away and even if its months ahead its good to book the job in. To give you a rough idea I have outlined below the timeframes and lead time needed for some of the standard dog portraits I undertake. This is based on from when the drawing is started and does not take into account any existing order I may have on.
A4 – Black and white Dog Portrait drawing – 2-3 weeks – 4-6 days delivery (standard delivery)
A4 – Colour Dog Portrait – 4 – 5 weeks – 4-6 days delivery (standard delivery)
A3 – Black and white Dog Portrait – 3 – 4 weeks – 4-6 days delivery (standard delivery)
A3 – Colour Dog Portrait – 6 – 8 weeks – 4-6 days delivery (standard delivery)
A2 – Black and white Dog Portrait – 4-7 weeks (dependent on detail) – 4-6 days delivery (standard delivery)
A2 – Colour Dog Portrait (1-2 dog subjects) 6-10 weeks delivery – 4-6 days delivery (standard delivery)
For dog portraits containing more than 2 dog subjects please get in touch to discuss specific timeframes and cost as these will take considerable time and again, depending on my existing orders will reflect delivery times.
As a massive dog lover, dog portraits are my favourite subject type when doing any pencil portraits. The cheeky nature and unique qualities of each and every dog makes every drawing I undertake so interesting and dramatically different from the last one. If it came to doing my favourite drawings every day I would do nothing but coloured dog portraits, I just love them and Im pretty good at them, so I ve been told. The key to all the dog drawings I do is the high photo realism within each drawing, this is what makes each and every drawing so special, taking what would be just a normal dog sketch to an extremely realistic dog pencil portrait.