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Pet Portraits - £150.00 for A4 size portrait (Prices start from £100.00)

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How to commission a pet portrait
Guide to Prices and sizes
Payment Methods
Postage

How to take a good photo of your pet

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Click here for a no obligation quote!

Tel: 01637 854 820 or 07884433024
E-mail: julie7716@msn.com

A pet portrait makes the perfect gift for friends/family or for yourself. It is also a lovely way to remember a pet that has sadly passed away.
Prices from just £100 !


I will undertake all types of pets including, dogs, cats, horses, lizards, rabbits, hamsters, birds etc. Please scroll down this page for lots more info. I also draw people, cars and motorbikes (see "other commissions")

Visit my online shop for my range of limited edition wildlife prints!

How to commission a pet portrait

lf you would like a pet portrait, simply Click here for a quote

Or post or E-mail me your details and I will contact you as soon as I receive them. You can also telephone
01637 854 820 or 07884433024

Please have a look at the price and size guide below to help you decide which sort of portrait would be best for you.

Portraits are drawn from your photographs.
They are drawn on high quality, heavy weight paper and mounted, ready to frame (All portraits will fit in standard sized frames that you can buy ready-made)

Please order well in advance for Christmas as I'm often busy at that time of year.
If you would like a commission in time for a special occasion such as a birthday please let me know and I will do my best to meet the deadline for you.

There is no obligation to buy the finished portrait unless you are delighted! I can E-mail a photo of the portrait to you so it can be approved before I post you the original.

Click here to E-mail me or telephone: 01637 854 820 or 07884433024



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Don't forget I undertake other subjects such as wildlife, portraits of people, cars and motorbikes! See Other Commissions

Click here to see how I complete a drawing from start to finish?

I also draw portraits of lizards, frogs, rats & any other pet you have a photo of!!!



Guide to Prices and sizes:

Number of subjects in the portrait

Size (mounted ready to frame)

Price
1 subject
   
Single dog or cat, head/shoulders
(Best for small breeds of dog or any cat)
8" x 10"
£100.00
Single dog or cat, head/shoulders
(Best for small and medium breeds of dog or any cat)
12" x 10"
£125.00
Single dog or cat, head/shoulders
(Suitable for all breeds)
14" x 11" (A4 size)
£150.00
Single dog, head/shoulders
16" x 20" (A3 size)
£200.00
Single dog or cat, whole body
16" x 20"
£220.00
Rabbit head/shoulders or full body
12" x 10"
£125.00
Horse Head/neck
16" x 20" (A3 size)
£200.00
Horse, whole body
16" x 20" (A3 size)
£220.00
2 subjects
   
2 cats or dogs together, heads/shoulders
14" x 11" (A4 Size)
£250.00
2 dogs or cats together, heads/shoulders
16" x 20" (A3 size)
£320.00
2 dogs together, heads/shoulders (best for medium or large dogs)
18" x 24"
£400.00
2 dogs together, whole bodies
18" x 24"
£425.00
2 horses, heads/necks
16" x 20"
£320.00
2 horses, heads/necks
18" x 24"
£425.00
3 subjects
   
3 dogs or cats, heads/shoulders
16" x 20" (A3 size)
£350.00
3 dogs or cats, heads/shoulders
18" x 24"
£450.00
3 horses, heads/necks
18" x 24"
£450.00

All portraits and commissions are available in other sizes or with more subjects in the picture, priced accordingly.
Please Click here for a quote

If you would like a commission in time for a special occasion such as a birthday please let me know and I will do my best to meet the deadline for you.

Orders are welcome worldwide. Please make use of the currency converter below to help with the prices.

 

 

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Click here to read comments from some of my customers!



Payment

I will not require any payment until the portrait is complete and you are entirely satisfied with it (I will send an E-mail with a photo of the finished portrait for you to approve before posting the original to you)

Please contact me for more details or
Click here for a quote.

Accepted payment methods:

Cheque / Postal Order / Pay Pal (credit/debit cards online) Bank transfer (BACS)

Postage

When your portrait is completed I can E-mail you a copy for you to approve. If you are happy with your portrait I will then require you to post me a cheque for the full amount, I also accept credit/debit card payments via Pay Pal, Bank transfer (BACS), postal order or cash sent via Special delivery. If you would like to pay via Pay Pal, please let me know and I will send you an E-mail invoice (this contains full instructions on how to pay, its very easy to use)
As soon as I receive your payment I will send your portrait via Special next day delivery (this is insured against loss or damage)

All portraits are carefully packaged flat (between sheets of wood) and posted via special delivery (insured) at a cost of: Small portraits = £12.00 to the UK, Medium portraits = £15.00, large portraits = £20.00 and very large portraits (18 x 24") = £30.00

Postage can be arranged for overseas customers. Please contact me for more details.

Photographs:

(above) example of a good photo angle

I work from photographs but they must be clear. It is helpful if you can send me a selection of photos to choose from (between 2 and 8 photos is ideal). This gives me a better idea of what your pet looks like. The better the photos, the better your finished portrait will be!!! I can work from digital and Non-digital photos.

I have found that patience is definitely a virtue when photographing your pet. You may like to get a photo of them in their favourite spot, this way they will look happy and relaxed. Try and take the photo in good light but not direct, bright sunlight so they are squinting their eyes. Sat near a window indoors or outside on a cloudy day is always good.

I am happy to draw your pet in their favourite pose if you can get a good photo. For example my Boxer 'Archie' likes to lay on his bed with his head on his paws (see below) It makes an interesting portrait and captures your pets character.


"Archie" Click for a larger image

It may help to have someone else to hold your pet while you are taking the photo. It doesn't matter if they get in the photo I can draw them out of the portrait as long as they don't cover up any important markings or features of your pet.

Always try and get down to your pets level when taking a photo, so you aren't looking down on them too much.

If you are able to take some photos specifically for me to draw from then try to get a good close up of your pet.

I can work from black and white photos.

If you would like two or more animals in one portrait it is best to photograph them separately, its very hard to get them all facing the same way etc! However, it helps for me to see at least one photograph of them all together (it doesn't have to be a good one) just so I can see how they compare in size to each other. If this isn't possible (if they have passed away) a brief description will be great eg: which pet was the tallest, largest head etc.

If you aren't sure if your photos are suitable for a portrait then please feel free to send them to me anyway, I can take a look (all will be well cared for and returned)

If your pet has sadly passed away and you don't have many good photos, please feel free to send them to me so I can have a look. Remember there is no obligation to buy the finished portrait unless you are completely happy with it!You can send your photos to me in the post , by E-mail or on a disk

If you are posting photos (all will be returned) Please send them via 'Recorded Delivery', 'Signed for' delivery or 'Special delivery'.

Address to post your photographs to:

Julie Rhodes
195 Penmere Drive,
Newquay, Cornwall
TR7 1RY

You can E-mail photos to me, Please use a fairly high resolution so they are nice and clear. It may help to send them 1or 2 at a time if they are large.

Or You can send me your photos on a CD (I will return it to you)

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Commissions from all over the world are welcome. Please make use of the currency converter below to help with prices.

 

 

If you have any other questions or comments please send me an E-mail or Tel: 01637 854 820

Visit my online shop for my range of limited edition wildlife prints!

Click here to see my gallery of portraits


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