Pet Portraits

An original, hand drawn portrait in graphite is a beautiful way to celebrate a cherished pet or a special gift for family and friends to treasure.  I would love the opportunity to work with you in bringing your pet to life on paper.

The Process

The First Consultation: We discuss the project in person or email and set up timelines.  Once we have a plan a 50% non-refundable deposit is required to complete an order.

Pricing: Portraits start at 5 x 7 inches for $170. Extra charges for collages or multiple subjects, photo sessions and large detailed backgrounds.

Reference Pictures:   It is best to have a picture of the pose you would like as well as other pictures of your subject as reference. Don’t worry if you have flashbulb eyes as eyes can be drawn in.

Updates:  It will take approx. 3-4 weeks to complete a piece. Updates can be done by email, phone or in person.

Completion: When pictures are completed they are lightly sprayed with a fixative to set the graphite. Shipping costs will depend on location and size of picture ordered. Final payment is due when picture is delivered.

Framing: Pictures may be purchased framed or unframed.  I frame with a thin black frame and double mat – white (same white as the drawing paper) and a black filet, all matting is museum quality.  Unframed work will be bagged and matted for easy handling and mailing.

Comments from Clients

“Thank you Wendy, he loved it. He cried when he saw it. This was the best gift ever!!”

“ You have captured (our dog’s) personality at each of the phases of his life. The picture perfectly reflects the 15 years that he was part of our lives. We can’t thank you enough!!”

“Your dog portraits are amazing – I look at my Diamond every day!! You captured her perfectly. Thanks”