Pet Portraits from your photos by Julie Hollinshead
created from your photos
PET PORTRAITS YOU WILL TREASURE
“ to create a memory of a loved pet which you will cherish for many years ”
My guarantee is that should you not be delighted with your artwork, I will keep the picture and you will pay nothing (but you’ll be the first!). My prices include postage and packaging within the UK.
*You can read the whole of my Mission Statement and Core Values here.
Well known ex-Formula One driver and television personality, Mark Webber, at home with some of the artwork he asked me to create of his beloved dogs. I have met Mark and his family a number of times and they are super people and a pleasure to work for. I was delighted that he has chosen me repeatedly when he could have picked any artist.
It was very kind of Mark to have his photograph taken especially for my new website and it is very much appreciated.
How To Commission A Portrait
So, you would like me to draw or paint a portraiture of your pet. What happens next?
Send Photographs of Your Pet
Painting and Drawing Your Pet
I use Prismacolor Premier professional artist coloured pencils. They have an incredible amount of colour pigment in them and you can almost paint with them, blending colours together to create new ones. (Think back to your school coloured pencils which were very hard and were quite pale colours). I usually use several light layers of pencil to build up layers of fur and intensity of colour. See my demonstration videos here. Drawings, on average, can take between 5 and 15 hours to complete.
Working in a similar way to pencils, I use mainly Windsor and Newton Galleria acrylic paints to build up many layers to create realistic fur. When finished I apply a varnish to protect the paint from the UV in light. Often, I will paint around the edges of the canvas, so it can go straight onto a wall without the need for framing if desired. Paintings, on average, take one to three weeks to complete.
Many people have asked If I just print out a photograph and paint over it, or if it is done on a computer – I DO NOT DO THIS! I create everything from a blank sheet of card or canvas using my raw materials and a lot of effort!
Delivery of Your Pet’s Portrait
What better present than a portrait of your friend or relative’s favourite pet?
To make things easier at Christmas and Birthdays, why not buy one of my gift vouchers? With no hidden charges, you just pay upfront for the gift voucher. The person receiving the voucher can then pick their own favourite photos from which I can create their pet’s portrait. How fantastic would that be?
Delighted customer with her pet portrait from Paintpaws. Framed drawing of a dog
I am well known for my pet portraits, but I do paint other subjects too! This portrait of a child was recently commissioned by a returning customer of his son. Rendering skin tones in a human portrait in coloured pencils is incredibly difficult to achieve, and a...
This recent drawing of a Hungarian Vizsla dog called Lady was a pet portrait gift voucher. It was drawn using Prismacolour Premier artist quality coloured pencils on A4 card. The stunning russet colouring of Hungarian Vizslas was created by mixing a variety of colours...