Illustrated portraits

Illustrated portraits are available in three different sizes. They are made with watercolors and colored pencils. You can find some artworks in the gallery. Three very simple steps are necessary to make before ordering : choose the size, the picture(s) of the animal you want me to draw and the background.

The paper and the size

Illustrated portraits are made on 300 gsm (140 lbs) 100% cotton watercolor paper, with three different textures : rough (very textured), cold-pressed (textured), hot-pressed (smooth texture). I choose the type of paper according to the project : the small sized and/or very detailed illustrations are preferentially made on hot-pressed paper while large sized, less detailed illustrations can be made on cold-pressed or rough paper. If you have a preference for paper texture, please let me know. In any case, the quality of the illustration will not be altered.

I propose 3 sizes for my custom portraits : A6 (10.5 x 14.8 cm), A5 (14.8 x 21 cm) or A4 (21 x 29.7 cm). Any other sizes (square or rectangular) between 10.5 cm and 29.7 cm are also accepted. I also choose the orientation of the illustration (portrait or landscape) according to the pose of the animal and/or the eventual background. Again, if you have a preference, do not hesitate to tell me when ordering !

The picture of your pet

So that the portrait is as accurate as possible (arrangement of spots, stripes, eyes, pads and nose color, etc), the quality of the photo you provide me must be good. Several pictures showing the animal under different angles would be ideal. You can choose the pose of your pet (within reason !), but if you have no idea, I can help you!

The background

You can choose between a simple background or a complexe background. The simple background consists of a white one with or without spots or shapes (circles, squares, rectangles, whatever you want !) of the color of your choice. For a more detailed background, you can choose natural elements (leaves, flowers, etc), object (your pet’s favorite toy, for example) or a landscape (forest, meadow, etc.). If you have no idea which elements and/or colors to choose, I will help you !

You made your choice ? So let’s go !

To place an order, a form is available at the bottom of this page. You can tell me about your project, as well as include the pictures of your pet if you already have selected some. When your project is set, you can then pay a deposit of 30% of the amount of the order, or pay the entire amount, so that I can start the first step of the illustration.

Before starting the final illustration, I will send you a picture of the initial sketch so that you can approve or suggest any changes. I will send you a new message once the illustration is finished to show you the final result. If everything suits you, the illustration will be protected by a fixing spray. If you have decided to pay in several installments, you can at this step pay the rest of the total amount so I can mail the illustration.

The illustration is sent in a cardboard envelope, in which it is protected in a waterproof sleeve (usually vegetable or reused plastic) and reinforced with a sheet of cardboard matching the size of the illustration. 

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Prices

Please note that these prices are indicative and may vary depending on the complexity of your project and the number of animals. Of course, I will keep you informed about the price BEFORE you place the order.

For more information or to commission me, contact me here or at delphine[a]greenypaw.com 

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