Ink and Watercolor Pet Painting, Dog Portrait, Watercolor, Ink, Colored Pencil, Custom Dog Portrait, Dog Painting, Gift Idea

Ink and Watercolor Pet Painting, Dog Portrait, Watercolor, Ink, Colored Pencil, Custom Dog Portrait, Dog Painting, Gift Idea



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: watercolor paint, watercolor paper, ink, colored pencil, mixed media paper

**Please note: all custom art orders between now and the end of the year will be placed in my holiday queue so shipping times on my listings may be inaccurate. If you would like an item to arrive before a specific day, please reach out to me before placing your order to make sure I can meet your deadline. I cannot guarantee shipping by Christmas UNLESS you reach out to me first to confirm. Thanks!

Custom pet portraits are a great gift idea for your favorite dog/cat/horse lover. They can also be a wonderful keepsake as a memorial of your beloved four-legged friend or a personalized portrait of your current pet.

I create completely hand-painted, realistic animal portraits from your photographs.

This painting will be drawn in black ink and then colored in watercolor. This mixed media approach to your painting gives it a soft, painterly feel while maintaining the strong detail of pen work. If you are interested in another style or medium, feel free to check out my other listings.

5" x 7" (with white acid free mat measuring 8" x 10", unframed)
8" x 10" (with white acid free mat measuring 11" x 14", unframed)
11" x 14" (unmatted, unframed)
**I recommend a larger size for a more detail piece or pieces with multiple subjects. For additional sizes and options, please click the Request Custom Order link on this listing.

All prices are for unframed portraits. The 5"x7" and 8"x10" come with a white acid-free mat but the 11"x14" comes unmatted. Framing and additional matting options are available for an additional cost, upon request. If you are interested in matting or framing, please select "Request Custom Order".

▶︎ Select the size and medium and purchase the listing. If this is a gift, be sure the mailing address is correct. In NOTES TO SELLER, provide any personalization for your portrait including background, color preferences, text, etc.
▶︎ Send me a message with the photograph you would like your portrait based off of. Please see tips below for picking a photograph that will work best. Please feel free to send several photographs so I can get to know your pets personality and all of the little colors and spots that make him/her unique.
▶︎ Within 5 business days, I will send you a draft/sketch for your review.
▶︎ Once your portrait is completed, I will send you a photograph of the piece for your approval. Once approved, I will carefully package your piece and send it on its way!

To ensure the best quality painting, please follow these rules when picking your reference photograph:
1. Use a photograph with even lighting. A well-lit photograph that doesn't have too many dark areas is best, but also avoid too many bright white areas. This allows me to see all of the details in their fur.
2. Use a high resolution photograph whenever possible. Please make sure your photograph is sharp and detailed!
3. Take the photo at eye level with your pet. Photos at odd angles or looking down often look unflattering and unnatural to the eye.
4. Do not photograph your pet with the FLASH turned on. It creates odd colors and a red-eye glowing effect.
**You can email your dog's photos to cherietaylorstudio [!at] or use the Etsy message system. Please do not send copyrighted photos without the permission the photographer.

1. For every piece of artwork I create, I take plenty of progress pictures and a time lapse video of the art being created – and I LOVE to share these on my social media pages. I typically wait until the customer has received their painting before posting these. If you would prefer that I not post anything on social media, please let me know in the NOTES TO SELLER.
2. All of the portraits and illustrations are for personal use only. For commercial purpose please contact me at cherietaylorstudio [!at]
3. All sizes up to 11" x 14" will arrive flat-packed in a box. Any size above that will be shipped in a tube mailer.

I’m happy to discuss any special requests and look at your photos before you make your purchase, just use the “Ask a Question” button next to the price above and I’ll get right back to you!

♥ Please feel free to message me if you have any questions. ♥

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20 shop reviews 5 out of 5 stars


Janelayne Tan Jan 16, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Cherie was very communicative through the process of producing a sketch of our two dogs! She made updates and worked with us to make it perfect! We love it so much and can’t thank her enough!

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Kelsey Bjornsen Dec 18, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I am BLOWN away by my pet portrait made by Cherie. She is clearly talented—you can see from the photo. But more importantly, she is a professional! Cherie made sure to check-in with me on the progress of the portrait while she was making it. She sent me “rough sketches” and even added an extra touch to it requested by me. She was very accommodating and shipping was fast! I will definitely be purchasing from Cherie again. :)

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Queenie Byars Jul 7, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

We love our pet portraits! Cherie Taylor is one of those unique artists who only comes around once in a lifetime. She not only captures the spirit and look of your beloved pets, she captures their essence. So glad we got introduced to her custom dog portraits via an associate at While we were grieving over our beloved Havanese who crossed over the Rainbow Bridge, Cherie painted their portraits in a timely manner, with attention to detail and offered words of comfort. We definitely plan to order another Cherie Taylor custom painting after we get our new Havanese puppy in 2021.

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Gatane Muslimani Dec 30, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Outstanding! Cherie was very quick with responding to questions and walked me through the whole process. She answered all of my questions and provided a sketch for approval before she finished to check if we wanted any changes before she continued. This was a custom portrait of my husbands grandparents dogs and we gave it to them as a Christmas gift. It brought them both to tears, they absolutely loved it! The detail in her work is incredible! Highly recommended!

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Listed on Sep 17, 2020