Graphite Animal Portrait
graphite portrait of an animal (or animals) of your choice (like a pet).
I will require a number of reference pictures for each animal. You must have rights to these pictures (I cannot do commissions of copyrighted photographs, etc). Original will be mailed to you. You will also receive a digital copy if you would like (there is no extra charge for this).
You can expect your commission to be completed within 4-6 weeks. I will let you know when it is completed and mailed, and send you the digital copy at that time. Portrait will be mailed in a poster tube and does not include a frame.
Since this is a custom piece, I will require a few things from you:
1.Reference photos of the animal or animals to be drawn, sent to me via email or google drive link.
a)Please include references where unique markings can be clearly seen.
b) at least one clear image of the animals face
c) if you want a full body portrait, please ensure you include full body photos, including at least one photo where the animal's feet are visible and not obscured by grass/hands, etc
d) if there are to be multiple animals in the portrait, please label every reference file with the name of the pet that is in it.
e) if your pet has curly, wirey, or long hair, include some references where the pet is NOT wearing clothes/etc, or otherwise has their coat obscured, so I can make sure I get their unique fur look right.
Tips: Try to choose images that are taken from the same level as the pet, rather than from above, and where the pet takes up the majority of the image space. Feel free to send me many references if you are having trouble choosing, and I will pick the ones that work the best.
2. Choose your options.
a) Do you want the eyes colored? This option is only available for pets with brightly colored eyes - it does not work with pets with dark eyes.
b) please tell me if you really want a certain marking visible and/or have a strong preference for a full body vs headshot portrait. If you do not inform me of any preferences, I will use my best artistic judgement.
Please note that I reserve the right to display your commission as part of my portfolio and/or as an example for future clients.