Pet portraits are some of the most stunning works of art available, from a regal looking dog portrait drawing, to a sleepy cat captured in coloured pencil, through to a dramatic pet portrait drawing of a stunning horse jumping in competition. Whatever your choice of pet portrait, you can be assured the pet portraits from Personal Artworks UK have the most incredible amount of detail, delivering a drawing that will be hard to tell apart from the photograph.
The level of detail I deliver with all pet portraits creates the highest level of photo realism achievable with pencil. In order to capture this level of detail I insist on the photographic reference being of the highest quality, pin sharp detail with excellent tonal quality. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss the photos you may already have to see if they will be suitable.
Having good photographic reference is paramount when creating top quality pet portraits, the level of detail captured in all my pet portraits is only viable if the detail is in the photographs supplied by the customers.
If you are looking to select the best photograph for use a reference for your pencil portrait, obviously it has to be a pose of your pet that you really love firstly, but more importantly than that it has to contain a lot of detail and reflect all the individuality and unique qualities of your pet
The detail needed to achieve a fine quality pet portrait is extremely high, for example if it is a dog portrait, the photographic reference needs to highlight the dogs fur colour perfectly, the flow and direction of the fur needs to be crisp and have good tonal qualities to define its shape. The face of the dog needs to have good contrast, particularly if it has dark colouring and the eyes and nose need to be clearly outlined with excellent colour representation.
If you are usure if the photographs you have are good enough please feel free to email them to me and I will have a look over them and let you know.
You may have a whole host of photos that you are favouring for your pet portrait, thats great! If this is the case, please choose one as the main pose you would like me to use, but also send across a few more that will give a more global perspective of its colouring, shape and overall appearance.
When you’re looking for a pet portrait, the quality and level of realism is extremely important to achieving a photo realistic finish to the drawing. Picking up on every detail of the animal is what gives each drawing its own unique personality and individuality.
The options for commissioning a pencil portrait vary slightly, you can have the animal isolated with no background to give more focus on just the animals facial features, or you can have a simple background to soften the overall look of the pet portrait. If you are interested, you can opt for using one photo for the pet as reference and a separate photo for the background reference, combining the two reference sources.
Please take a look at my gallery, this will give you a good idea of the level of realism that I can achieve in undertaking your pet portrait drawing. Over the years I have done a variety of different styles of pet portrait, from simple sketch, which is quite loose and free, through to the highly detailed style of which is the main stay of most drawings I do today. The choice is there if a highly detailed drawings in not what you are looking for and the more stylised pet drawing is what you would prefer.
Whatever choice of pet portrait you desire, you have a complete satisfaction guarantee, once the drawing is completed, I will send you a proof to ensure you are happy, if there is anything you would like to tweak of change I will do these free of charge until you are happy.
For your initial enquiry simply send a email over to me at [email protected], outlining your requirements. If you are just enquiring about costs or timeframes this is also the best way to get in touch.
I will always reply to email within 24/48hours with a comprehensive answer to the requests.
On my prices/order page this gives a rough idea of prices and the standard sizes available for pet portraits, which may help you decide on the best size to opt for.
With your initial order request I will give you a specific timeframe when the drawing can be completed, this is guaranteed. Once I have the photographic reference and the 20% deposit it will then be an official order. From this point I will update you if required, on progress and delivery timescales if the drawing is completed. Once the drawing is completed and you have approved it I will then send it “signed and tracked” to the desired address. The artwork will also be insured upto the value of the drawing cost.
1. Get in touch via email – Outlining the size you would like the pet portrait, and whether you would like it in colour or black and white.
2. Specify when you need the pet portrait delivered to yourself. (especially important id its for a gift)
3. Once you have chosen your photographic reference please email that across to me and I will approve it for usage as reference for your pet portrait.
4.Specify whether you would like the pet portrait mounted and framed prior to delivery.
5. Once all the above is agreed, please send 20% deposit to make the order official.
6….Your pet portrait drawing is delivered to you!!!
If you’re looking for that one off gift that is unique and extremely personal, then a personalised pet portrait is the ideal gift for you to choose. A drawing of someones beloved pet can bring such emotive feelings and thoughts to the fore, an everyday reminder of their loved pet created as a beautiful pet drawing. It may be that the pet has passed away or is just a well loved family pet, either way the gift of a pet portrait is the most unique and personal gift that can be given.
When ordering please let me know when you would need the pet portrait as I get booked up quite quickly, please bare this in mind when considering gifting a drawing from myself.
As a rule of thumb, black and white drawings take approx 1/3 the amount of time a colour one will take to complete, so also bare this in mind when choosing the style of your pet portrait drawing.
Pet portrait drawings were the first subject type I started to draw a few years ago, mainly due to being a dog lover, this was the obvious choice of subject to start my drawing journey. Each pet that I draw has its own unique characteristics and look which is what keeps drawing pets so fresh and interesting. Over the years I have fine tuned the level of detail captured by tweaking my style as well as switching to different mediums and brands of pencil. All this has brought me to a place where I can now confidently complete any pet portrait to a highly detailed photo realistic level.
The next level I am now working to is hyper realism, which has a level of detail that can associated to nothing other than a true to life photograph, but this is not everyones cup of tea, as a lot of people would like a very realistic drawing of their pet but also want it to have a big accent signifying that it is a piece of artwork.