Custom dog illustration coloured pencil

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Custom dog illustration coloured pencil



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Coloured pencil, acid free, fine art paper, Gouache, Reference photo


Custom dog illustration coloured pencil. Capturing the character and spirit of your beloved pet. Wonderful gifts for those that cherish their pets or a special way to preserve the memory of those no longer with us. Unique dog portrait illustration based on photos provided by you. Completely original and hand drawn.

The process:
I will require two photos of your dog to be attached and sent through Etsy or emailed. The photos will need to be well lit, high quality, taken in natural lighting, close up and facing front on. This will give me plenty of detail to create a high detailed and accurate representation. The photos can be taken with a mobile phone, however please ensure that the quality is set to the highest option.

Prior to posting I’ll email you a scan of the drawing as a PDF file, in case you require a small adjustment. When the revised drawing is finalised and approved by you, I will post the drawing via express post.

All illustrations are made with high quality pigmented coloured pencils and gouache on heavyweight, 220gsm, acid-free, fine art paper.

The price refers to a coloured portrait without background on paper size A4 (21 x 29.7cm) (8.3 x 11.7 in) portrait or landscape and with only one animal, just the face. The size refers to the paper used, the portrait will occupy 3/4 of the paper. Frame not included. Payment can be made via PayPal or via direct deposit. Details will be provided after you have requested your portrait via the contact form.

Your order will take about two to three weeks to complete and post, depending on my workload. During our first contact specify if you need that the portrait is delivered by a certain date and I will do my best to meet the deadline.

Your original finished artwork will be packaged surrounded by cardboard, in a plastic sleeve to avoid damage during shipping. To ensure secure delivery, all parcels must be signed for upon receipt. If no-one is home to accept the delivery, it will be taken to the closest post office for collection.
*Sent express post within Australia. It may be delayed by one business day due to a high volume of parcels in the Australia Post network. All parcels will no longer require a signature for delivery or collection. Stay safe and thanks for supporting an Australian artist.*

At an extra cost, I can create an illustration bigger than A4, please contact me for a quote. My specialty is dog illustration, however I would consider drawing other pets. Please contact me with any questions you may have.

Answers to some common questions regarding my dog portrait illustrations:
1. Which brand of pencil do you use? Prismacolor Premier – high quality pigments delivering rich colour saturation with a soft, thick core to create a smooth color laydown.
2. What is gouache? It is an opaque paint that I use for highlighting.
3. Which brand of paper do you use? Canson – A well known and premium quality stock in the art world.
4. Can larger than A4 size be created? At an extra cost, I can create bigger illustrations. Contact me for a quote.
5. Can more than one dog’s face be included in an illustration? Yes, prices vary depending on the number.
6. Why do you only draw the face, not the whole dog? My unique style focuses on capturing the personality of the dog.
7. Do you draw other animals? My specialty is dog illustration, however I would consider drawing other pets.
8. Is framing offered? It is best if you purchase your own frame to coordinate with your interior. Framing after delivery will also reduce associated shipping costs.
9. Do you ship internationally? Yes, but you will be charged a shipping cost.
10. How long does it take you to create a portrait? For A4 size, with one face it takes over 10 hours due to the detail.

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32 shop reviews 5 out of 5 stars


Audrey Pavia 04 May, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Lisa’s watercolor portrait of my two feline brothers, Stanley and Cheddar, is incredibly beautiful. She completely captured their personalities. We lost both of them to heart disease over the last three years,so this portrait is very precious to us. Lisa was wonderful to work with, and and had the portrait in my hand a week after I ordered it. Highly recommended!

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Rachel Katherine Moore 18 Aug, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

lisa Was fantastic and discussing with me what I wanted and very quick to reply and send out the finished product. I love the picture and I highly recommend her.

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hariet mulcahy 24 Apr, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Lisa was amazing. Accommodated my requests and communicated clearly. The finished art was just beautiful.

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Bridget O'Donnell 10 Oct, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Delicious design that I am able to use to accompany my Xmas cookie boxes made to raise funds for my child’s local rural school. THANK YOU!!

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