Commissions

Boxer pastel portrait commission

If you would like to commission a pet portrait, it can be a little daunting, however the process is very straightforward. Please get in touch by email to discuss any questions you may have and how you might want the portrait to look. You may find it useful to look at the gallery to see whether you would like a pencil, pastel or coloured pencil drawing first. Photographs need to be high resolution to provide clear detail of your beautiful pet.

You can also commission a portrait via my Etsy shop.

Step 1

Each portrait takes up to two weeks depending upon the size of the drawing and whether it’s a full body, head and shoulders only or more than one figure. Coloured pencil also takes longer due to the blending and layering process. If you would like me to arrange framing that would take a further two weeks.

Step 2

Please send me digital photos of the subject or subjects. Ideally a digital camera is best but many good quality phones take very good high-resolution photos which can be used for the portrait. Several close-up images help me to build up a good picture of the subject. It’s important to take the photo in natural daylight but not bright sunlight, and at the same level as your pet. It may take several conversations or emails to choose the final image but it’s well worth it and once we have agreed I’ll begin the portrait. I ask for a 50% deposit at this point and the remaining balance is paid following step 3.

Step 3

I will send you work in progress updates via email. Once I’m happy with the completed portrait, I will photograph it and email it to you to ensure you're happy. If you would like to make any comments or suggest slight adjustments, I can incorporate them at this stage. I'll send a final photo to ensure you're completely satisfied with the portrait. Once the remaining balance has been paid, I'll sign the portrait and send it (unframed) to you via Royal Mail.

Payment can be made via Paypal or internet bank transfer. Payment plans are available, please email me to discuss further.

Prices (unframed)

Size (excluding mount) Graphite pencil Pastel/coloured pencil
1 subject
Small (A4, approx. 9 x 12 inches, 210 x 297mm) £175 £275
Medium (A3, approx. 12 x 17 inches, 297 x 420mm) £200 £300
2 subjects
Medium (A3, approx. 12 x 17 inches, 297 x 420mm) £275 £375
3 subjects
Medium (A3, approx. 12 x 17 inches, 297 x 420mm) £375 £475
Large (A2, approx. 17 x 24 inches, 420 x 594mm) £400 £500

Smaller or larger portraits can also be commissioned. Please feel free to contact me to find out more.

Framing

If you would like me to arrange framing for you, I have a local framer who I use who has a wealth of knowledge and types of frame and mount colours. Non reflective glass can also be requested. A quote can be produced prior to a decision being made.

Delivery

Unframed, mounted portraits are sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery at a cost of £10.00 to addresses in the UK. For addresses outside the UK, a delivery price will be quoted based on location.

Framed portraits are sent using Royal Mail Special Delivery (£20) which ensures the portrait is fully insured.

Copyright

As the artist, I own the copyright and reserve the right to reproduce the artworks for prints, marketing purposes or other products.