Custom pet portraits are created in several steps: First, your pet will be sketched from a collection of reference photos. Next, I apply several washes of watercolors as a color base. Finally, I layer Prismacolor Premier colored pencil for detail. The art process takes 4-10 hours per piece, depending on size.
To capture the likeness and personality of your pet, I will need several high-quality reference photos (videos are also great!). Contact me to discuss reference material and learn more about what I’ll need from you! I am happy to provide photography tips.
There are three size options for custom pet pieces at Hoof and Paw by Hand:
Please note: I request 50% of payment at the time of scheduling, when I will give an estimated completion date for your piece.
Questions? Contact me to discuss or commission a custom pet portrait!