Our talented team of professional pet artists take your photo and pet description and create a one of a kind master piece that brings your fur-baby’s personality to life.
4 weeks from start to delivery
The process begins with learning about each pet’s unique personality and characteristics. Our artists love reading about all of your furbabies, and this step is very important for them to truly capture their individuality.
First, a coat of gesso is applied to a museum quality canvas to prime it for painting. An initial sketch is made in pencil of the shape and outline of your pooch’s face.
Using the information in the pet profile and the reference photo provided, the artist meticulously hand paints your pet with acrylic paint. He uses his skill and technique to recreate your pet’s image with accuracy.
The artist paints in the fine details of the eyes and nose. He takes care to inlcude all of the little features that make your pet special, and completes the portrait by adding just the right amount of color.
The portrait is given time to air dry.
Hardware is installed to the back of the canvas so that it is ready to hang when it arrives.
The portrait is carefully cleaned to remove any imperfections.
Each painting is then finished with two coats of an archival satin varnish that will keep your portrait looking beautiful for years to come.
Then, the portrait is wrapped in a protective sleeve, boxed up in our Pooch Packaging, and sent your way!
Much like the acrylic portrait process, this process begins with a thorough review of each pet’s profile to gain a better understanding of their defining traits and personality.
Taking into consideration the requested style of the portrait, as each style has a distinct set of brushes and strokes to create the overall effect.
With professional software like Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter, our digital pet artists are able to recreate the look and feel of a traditional painting.
The digital pet artist hand-paints the image with a stylus and tablet or paints directly onto the monitor using the same process and techniques they would use with a canvas and paintbrush. They just don’t have to wait for it to dry!
To bring your digital portrait to life, we print it on the highest museum quality etching paper. It has a textured surface similar to that of a fine art watercolor paper. The resulting image has rich, vibrant colors and a beautiful matte finish.
The portrait is mounted to a 1 inch standout display with a black edging that is sure to make your portrait pop!
Our digital portraits are hand-rendered by our professional team of digital pet artists with a stylus and tablet or directly onto the monitor using sophisticated fine art software. They use the same process and techniques they would use with a canvas and paintbrush. They just don’t have to wait for it to dry!