First off, I sketch your pet, working from photographs. Second step is to start painting, I use watercolor, ink and acrylic, adding as many intricate details as I can. Third, I work on painting the background, sometimes working on several backgrounds at once, so I have multiples to choose from. Fourth, I cut the animals out and place them into the painted background, incorporating collage and design elements. Finally, I frame the finished portrait.
I accept PayPal and credit cards. I ask for half up front, then the remaining balance plus shipping when I’m finished. It takes anywhere from a week and half to 3-4 weeks, it really depends on size and how much is involved. I can keep you updated on progress along the way, unless you want it to be a surprise. I paint directly from digital images, so it’s critical that I receive clear and well lit photographs of your pet. Full body shots from head to toes are preferred- Both sitting, and standing poses. The more pictures, the better! I like to paint as many little details as possible. I have to add this is illustrated version of your pet from an artists individual style and perception. They will definitely resemble your pet, but aren’t meant to be drawn completely realistic.