Illustrated by Abi

Pet Portraits drawn in ink

£100

Commission Abi to paint your pet in vibrant acrylic inks...a unique and original gift for yourself or the pet lover in your life! 

  • Available as A4 (£100) for small breeds of dog or cats
  • A3 (£150) for medium to large breeds of dogs or cats or horses
  • Double A3 (£200) for 2 pets in one portrait
  • All commissioned illustrations have a 3-4 week lead time (may take longer during festive season)

Your portrait will be presented card backed, protected in a sleeve and mailed to you using Royal Mail Signed For 1st Class service for peace of mind that your artwork will arrive safe and sound. 

Please email your photos and information as detailed below to elaine@inyourdoghousegifts.com and we will forward onto the designer.

Abi works from your photographs using professional quality acrylic inks to create a totally bespoke pet portrait for you. "I try to capture the personality of your pet with an expressive style of painting using ink dropped onto wet paper which I allow to spread and develop naturally. I combine the wet ink with splattered ink and ink runs which gives a feeling of movement and personality to each portrait.

To finish off each painting I will add in more detail using different thicknesses of dip pen, working the ink carefully to bring out texture and features around the nose and eyes, giving a lifelike and three dimensional effect." 

Without excellent quality photographs I cannot paint your portrait. I need to see detail as well as colour so ideally I need multiple photographs taken outside in natural light. Natural light is very important for reality and depth of colours.

I will need a front on headshot as well as a profile side on headshot, plus at least one full body shot. Even if I am not painting a full body portrait it is still useful for me to get an idea of your pets full body proportions.

I also like to know name, gender, breed & age so please include this information for me when you email your photos. If there is a particular photo that you want me to work from please make that clear when you email me otherwise I will choose the photograph that I think will make the best portrait. I reserve the right to not take your commission if your photos are not good enough to work from.