Pricing starts from £60
I am open minded as to what animal you would like me to draw. I enjoy doing them all!
Please view the Prices Page for a rough guide as to the size and pricing which is on offer. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact me so we can discuss your needs.
Portraits are drawn directly from your photographs either digital or hard copies. Please ensure that submitted photographs are of reasonable quality and not too small. Pixelated pictures are difficult to work with, and therefore may affect the true likeness of you pet. If possible, please send a variety of pictures so that it is easier to bring out your pet's personality, but I will only replicate one of the pictures that you choose.
A picture of your pet shot in natural light is usually best, but not taken in too bright or sunny conditions. For dark animals, too much shadow in an image will make it impossible for me to detect detailing in the fur. If you are able to take some photos specifically for me to draw from, then try to get a good close up of your pet so that any particular markings will stand out.
It is up to you whether you would like a formal pose of your pet or a shot of them which truly brings out their personality. Please look at my gallery for some examples of previous work I have done.
I find that working with treats or toys encourage your pet to look at the camera if you hold it just above. For more formal shots try to get to your pets level so that they are not looking upwards. If you require more than one pet in you picture, and are wanting them separated in the drawing, separate photos are fine. If you have a picture of your pets together and want me to draw them exactly from the photograph, then please submit this.
If you are not sure if your photos are suitable for a portrait, please feel free to send them to me anyway and I can recommend which would be most suitable to work from. You can send your photos to me in the Post, by E-mail or on a Disk. If you are posting your pictures they will be returned to you once the portrait is completed.
You may wish to take certain care when posting images and send them recorded delivery, which is a trackable service. Posting photographs will be at your own risk. I will inform you if I have not received your images. Please contact me if you require my postal address.
If for any reason you are not happy with the final image there is no obligation to buy. I will take payment after you have seen your drawing, which I will send to you via email. If you choose not to purchase the item that is not a problem, although I retain the right to sell the drawing on to any of welcome buyers. By submitting your photographs you agree to its reproduction in another art media and of its resale if you fail to purchase.
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POSTAGE & PACKAGING
All pieces of work will be presented in a plastic wrapper and placed in a backed card envelope or a postal tube to protect it from any possible water splashes and bending. I do not offer a framing service as I believe this to be a personal preference.
If the item is being posted additional protection will be provided for safe travel. As soon as payment is received I will send your portrait via Special next day delivery (this is insured against loss or damage) within the UK.
A4 portraits = £8.00
A3 portraits = £10.50
A2 portraits = £13.50
Postage can be arranged for overseas customers. Please mention your destination upon enquiry. If you live local to Hereford I am more than happy to deliver your portrait free of charge.