ABOUT Commissions

I'm now taking commissions for pet portraits. See below for more information

Time-lapse movies of the drawing process can be seen by clicking the button below.

How Does it Work?

You will need to send me several good quality photos of your pet. I will look at the complexity of what you are asking for and come back to you with an estimate. Complex compositions, multiple animals, etc make the price go up.  I have provided some portraits on this page and what I would have charged you for them so you can get a feel for the price ranges. There is no price difference between color or black & white drawings.

What Happens Next?

Once we have agreed to a price, I will produce a digital drawing for you. It takes about a week or so to finish, depending on how many commissions I’m working on. When I’m done, I’ll send you a digital version of the image with a watermark on it. All that means is there is a mark of my logo in the center so the image can’t be used for anything. If you like the image, fantastic! If you don’t, you are not obligated to pay for it. I will try to fix what you don’t like but if we can’t come to some agreement, we will just part ways. No hard feelings.

If you decide that you like the image, then you pay me. I will then post a high-res image for printing and a low-res version for sharing. Both of these without the watermark. You will be able to download these files for up to a month. If you need longer or a year from now you lose it, don’t worry I can get you the image.

What About Prints?

You also have the option of requesting a high-quality art print suitable for framing. Size options and pricing are below. Once I’ve received payment, I’ll order the print and have it shipped directly to you from the printer. This process takes about two weeks. There is a rush service available for an extra charge. If you don’t want an art print but still want it printed, there are many services at places like Walmart and Costco that can print it for you. You will need to do this directly. I don’t handle that part.

How Do I Pay?

I accept credit cards through PayPal and personal checks. (Paying by check will delay the process). I will also accept an Amazon e-Gift card for payment.

If you are happy with your art and the service, I’d really love a testimonial quote I can put on my web site. This can be anonymous or not.

How Much Does it Cost?

I quote each drawing. However, I have provided some sample prices below. A basic image is one pet, head shot. That starts at $40. From there things that make the prices go up are: type/color of fur, multiple animals in one image, full body, background objects. Also, if the images provided are particularly bad, that can also make the price go up. If you want a vector image that can be scaled to larger than 12" x 16", that will cost more but has to be quoted.

I will do my best to make you happy by making slight adjustments to the image. If you want to make substantial changes that were not part of the original request, additional cost will be incurred. I will let you know the cost before the work begins. I usually complete drawings within a week (not including printing). Rush services are available for an extra fee. Usually about $20.

Belle

$40

Beagles

$60

Darcy

$60

Karen

$40

Sanfor

$60

Merry & Pippin

$75

Elmer

$40

Shelley

$75

Roman

$40

Prints

Smooth Fine Art, Moab Entrada Bright White or Natural 290 gsm, 21.5 mil, Archival Paper

8"x10"

10"x12"

12"x16"

est. $18

est. $20

est. $23

You are not obligated to order prints from me. You will receive a high resolution digital file that you an take to any supplier to get printed. Larger sizes are available but require a different type of drawing. I would need to know up before the drawing begins, if you want larger than 12"x16". My printer also offers printing on canvas. Just ask for an estimate. Printing estimates include shipping to most locations in the lower 48 US. Other locations will need to be quoted. I will ship internationally but keep in mind, international shipping of a large flat box is expensive. Typically it takes 2 weeks to get the print. There is a discount for multiple prints of the same image.

Are you ready to start?

Please send an email to the address below to get an esitmate. Let me know what you want drawn, any special request, and photos of your pet. If you want a print estimate tell me what size print you want and where it will be shipping. The more information you provide in your email the quicker and more accurate the estimate will be.

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