PotatoArtStudios

Specializing in Custom Hand-Drawn Pet Portraits

San Jose, California | 98 Sales

PotatoArtStudios

Specializing in Custom Hand-Drawn Pet Portraits

San Jose, California 98 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (33)

Announcement   *SHIPPING UPDATE*
In the next month I’ll be making changes to my shipping policies. For drawings 9x12 inches and larger, I’ll be upgrading the packaging from the standard photo mailer to corrugated cardboard and crush-resistant ‘honeycomb’ cardboard. You will see slightly higher shipping costs, but the new packaging will offer superior protection for your custom portraits.
If you have any questions about the new shipping materials, please send me a message through Etsy and I’ll be happy to answer them. I respond to all messages within 24 hours.
-Lauren

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 13, 2019

*SHIPPING UPDATE*
In the next month I’ll be making changes to my shipping policies. For drawings 9x12 inches and larger, I’ll be upgrading the packaging from the standard photo mailer to corrugated cardboard and crush-resistant ‘honeycomb’ cardboard. You will see slightly higher shipping costs, but the new packaging will offer superior protection for your custom portraits.
If you have any questions about the new shipping materials, please send me a message through Etsy and I’ll be happy to answer them. I respond to all messages within 24 hours.
-Lauren

Lauren

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Unsure what to get that person on your list that seems to have everything? A unique gift option is a one-of-a-kind portrait of their beloved pet. I’m offering free shipping on all orders placed this month. Shop early to reserve your spot!

About

Custom artwork of your beloved furry friend!

My name is Lauren and I created Potato Art Studios in 2017 as my first step towards pursuing a career in art. Although I do not hold a formal art degree, I have taken a handful of great basic art classes through my local community college and adult education center. These courses have provided me with a solid art foundation. Every day I constantly strive to build upon these skills as an artist.

I work mainly with colored pencils because I enjoy the high precision that this medium offers capturing the likeness and soul of your pet. Unlike painting, where there is down-time waiting for paint to dry (literally), colored pencil drawings are faster to complete. For custom artwork, my typical turnaround from initial email correspondence to shipment is often less than 5 business days. I will never ship a drawing until you are completely satisfied.

If you have any questions about a listing, please send me a message through Etsy. I typically reply to all messages within 24 hours.

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Last updated on Sep 19, 2017
Frequently asked questions
How long does it take to make a portrait?

It varies from 3 to 5 business days, but I will message you an estimated deadline when I receive confirmation of payment from Etsy.

Do you offer discounts on multiple orders?

I do not offer discounts on orders, but I can offer discounted rates on shipping. For multiple portraits, I can provide you with a custom listing and incorporate the reduced shipping in the total price.

What if I can't decide what picture to use for a custom portrait?

Send me a message through Etsy with the pictures you're deciding between and we can discuss which one would work best. When in doubt, message me!

How do you pack and ship your portraits?

I have detailed blog post on my website with images for how I pack my drawings here: http://potatoartstudios.com/2017/07/31/how-i-pack-and-ship-my-artwork/
I ship all packages through the United States Postal Service (USPS). In the United States I offer USPS Priority and USPS First Class shipping. For international orders, I only offer USPS Priority International shipping. All shipping methods come with tracking numbers which will be provided when the shipping label is generated.

What size portrait should I buy?

It depends on where you would like to place the portrait. If you’re planning on hanging it on a wall, I recommend the 8 inch x 10 inch or 9 inch x 12 inch size. If you want to keep the portrait on your desk or a shelf, I would recommend the 5 inch x 7 inch size.

How do I take a good picture of my pet?

If your pet is normally kept indoors, try to take a picture with your pet near a window with direct sunlight. Pictures taken at night or with indoor lamps tend to turn out blurry and unsuitable for portraits. The best pictures are taken with your pet outside.
When taking the picture, try to position yourself to have the camera at the same height as your pet and no more than a few feet away. Send the highest resolution image you have to me through Etsy messaging.

Do you offer framing services?

Unfortunately, I do not frame the portraits I draw. I believe choosing a frame is a very personal decision and it depends on where you plan on placing the portrait. Support your local frame shop and pay them a visit. Their expertise will ensure that your portrait is well protected and will look great in your home.

Are there more examples of your work?

Yes! I update my Instagram multiple times a week with my ongoing projects. Either search for @potatoartstudios or use the hashtag #potatoartstudios to find my latest posts. I also update my website several times a month with higher resolution images of my best portraits at www.potatoartstudios.com

Do you draw other animals besides cats and dogs?

Yes I do! I love drawing all sorts of pets. I’ve drawn ferrets, birds, and rabbits just to name a few. If you have a pet that you would like to have drawn, message me and I can tell you if I have the ability to capture their likeness into a portrait.