People, Pet, and Alien Portraits. Exclusively

New York, United States



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About PortraitsByAndres

Sales 53
On Etsy since 2019

Shop members

  • Andres Alvarez


Production partners

  • Print on Demand Service

    Chatsworth, CA

    My prints production and shipping are handled by a top of the line drop ship service provider established in The United States.

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Last updated on May 31, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Can I pay half upfront and the rest when the painting is completed?

Yes, you can! Partial payments are not part of the Etsy order set up so I would have to bill you separately through PayPal, Venmo or Zelle (Sorry, no Cashapp)

Why do you have to wait 4-5 days to ship the painting after it is complete?

Oil paint dries slower than almost any other medium. 4-5 days is not enough time for it to be 100% dry, but it will be safe enough to be handled for packing and shipping.

How do you decide which photo is better and are you looking for the easiet photo to paint?

Yes and no, when looking at a photo, I'm looking for good definition and color.. as a painter it makes it easier for me because there is more visual information for me to interpret into painting.. but it does not mean it will be easier for me to work on it.. the more visual information, the more I have to process through painting...
A bad, damaged, or fuzzy photo has less info for me to process, but it will not translate into an attractive painting, which is what I always aim for.

What type of background will my portrait have?

I am very detail-oriented with the subjects I paint, but I like to create a contrast by playing it loose with the background. I tend to go for an abstract representation of what surrounds the subject.

Custom and personalized orders

You sure can! if what you want is a specific color or color combination to your photo, that is something I will most likely do at no additional charge. If you are looking for something more complex I am also open to discussing your ideas and will give you an estimate of how much more it would cost.
Because of their personalized nature, there is no flat rate attached to customized backgrounds

What are "digital print/oil paint hybrids"?

Simply put, they are false advertisement.
Here is the process...
Many shop owners take photos, add a Photoshop filter that gives them an "oil paint" look, digitally print these photos directly into a canvas, then add some brushed in coats of oil paint to give the impression of it being a hand made item, which it technically is at that point, but it is not an oil painting, it is an embellished digital print advertised as an oil painting.
Just to be clear, this is not about defining what is art and what is not... it's simply about advertising a product for what it really is.

Do you paint pets?

Yes I do :)