Custom Pet Portrait - Cartoon Realism Illustration



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I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations. But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

This listing is for a DIGITAL FILE ONLY. You will receive your portrait by email. No physical items will be shipped.

Custom animal portraits, unique and completely hand drawn on a Cintiq in Photoshop by Canadian artist and ACAD graduate Chelsea Crutchley. They are not traced by a computer program. Every line is lovingly rendered in a "cartoon realism" style. This means that not only will your portrait be completely handmade and one-of-a-kind, but I can work with that favourite photo of your pet that truly captures their personality but might not be ideally well-lit or clear.

- Great gift idea!

- No contact, no waiting for shipping. This item is digital!

- Quick turn-around (1-2 weeks from the time that I receive photos of your pet, unless significant changes at approval stage extend the process).

- Instead of a single physical picture that could be lost or damaged, you can print this over and over again at any size up to 11"x14". Share with family and friends, and have a copy at work and at home!

- Perfect for smartphone and desktop backgrounds, social media avatars, etc.


1. Complete your purchase.
You must purchase one portrait for each animal. You can add special requests in the personalization field, or later via Etsy messenger. Don't want the collar in the drawing? Want their dignified white face toned down or aged back? Want a particular colour in the background? Let me know!

2. Send photos by Etsy messenger.
Send as many photos as you’d like. Information on how to select a photo will be available to download immediately after your purchase. Basically, if you have a picture of that favourite expression they make, send that one. It doesn't matter if it's small or poor quality. You may also send special requests at this time.

3. Work on your portrait begins.
Once information is received, this process can take up to 1-2 weeks.
I will work with the exact pose in the photo, unless otherwise specified. I know how hard it can be to capture your fur children with a camera. If you wish me to combine details from several photos or deviate from the photos altogether, there is less chance of a close likeness.

4. Proof and approval.
As I enter the colouring stage, I will send a small simplified colour version for you to proof. Time to complete your portrait may vary depending on number of changes requested.

5. Receive the finished file.
Once you have approved the final image, I will send it to you at full size, as well as any requested file sizes, and some common web image sizes.

6. Enjoy!
The full-size file is ready to print on your own printer, at a copy place, or at a professional printery. If you need help with this, feel free to ask!


- I work in a "cartoon realism" style, so the illustration will not be photo-realistic. I've provided side-by-side comparisons of some of my portraits and the photos I referenced to give you an idea of the expected result.

- This item is made especially for you, so I cannot accept refunds. I encourage you to ask any questions prior to purchasing.

- Time may vary depending on number of changes requested at approval stage.

- The full-size file can be printed up to 11"x14" without any visible loss of quality. Should you decide to print it larger, you may notice pixelation or blurriness. Do so at your own risk.

- These portraits are for personal use only. I.e., They cannot be used as a logo for a company, sold on merchandise, or anything else that can make you money. By purchasing this listing you agree to these terms. If you have any questions about what constitutes personal use, please ask before purchase.

- This listing is for one (1) pet. If you would like more than one animal drawn, even if they will be in the same image, you must purchase a portrait for each animal.