Custom Watercolour Pet Portrait



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: Strathmore 140lb cold press watercolour paper, Watercolour paints, Pigment liners, Pencil


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Dec 6-13

Nov 27

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After you place your order, chelseacrutchley will take 1-3 business days to prepare it for shipment.

Nov 29-Dec 1

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Dec 6-13


Estimated to arrive at your doorstep Dec 6-13!

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Custom animal portraits, hand drawn and painted by Canadian artist and ACAD graduate Chelsea Crutchley.

- Great gift idea!

- Size: 8" x 10"

- Frame not included.

- Can take up to 2-3 weeks to create before shipping.

- A large, high-quality photo of your pet yields the best results.

Looking for something faster, requiring no shipping, and lower priced? I also do digital portraits:

It is also possible to provide a portrait in ink lines only, no colour, at a reduced price. Contact me for details.


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 is included in the photo gallery above. Basically, if you have a picture of that favourite expression they make, send that one. However, unlike the digital portraits I provide, having a low-quality photo to reference when painting can result in a less effective likeness. You may also send special requests at this time.

3. Approve a test painting.
Once information is received, the whole painting process can take up to 2-3 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.
To get to know your animal's face and fur patterns, I will do at least one small test painting that you can evaluate. At this point, you can make further requests for the final painting based on what you see.

4. Work on your portrait begins.
The final art will be similar, but not identical, to the test, incorporating any feedback you had during Step 3.

5. Preview the finished product before it ships.
When the painting is finished, I will send a photo so you can see what it looks like before I pack it up. Please note that no changes can be made at this time.
The artwork will ship in an archival plastic sleeve, in a thick Stayflat cardboard envelope that is very difficult to bend.

6. Decide how to display it!
The painting will arrive ready to frame. Because of the nature of watercolour paints, there will be some bubbling of the paper, but when framed, this is not noticeable.


- I work in a "cartoon realism" style, so the illustration will not be entirely 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.

- 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.