Specializing in Custom Hand-Drawn Pet Portraits

San Jose, California

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Last updated on Jan 10, 2022

Need a special gift for Valentine's? There are just two spots remaining for custom portraits that will arrive in time for February 14th. Send me a message to get started!


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About PotatoArtStudios

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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.

Over one hundred of my custom portraits are displayed across the United States and Europe. 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 48 hours.

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  • Giclee Printing Company

    Pottstown, PA

    Printing company. Produces prints of my original artwork.

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Last updated on Mar 9, 2021
Frequently asked questions
How long does it take to make a portrait?

It varies depending on the size and number of accessories. The average turnaround time is one week. If there are orders ahead of yours, I will provide you an estimated completion date during the portrait consultation process.

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!

What size portrait should I buy?

It depends on where you would like to place the portrait. If you’re planning on hanging it in a small area such as an entryway or hallway, I recommend the 8 x 10 inch size. For larger spaces such as living areas and dens, the 11 x 14 inch or larger size will be most appropriate.

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. My website also has additional examples in the Portfolio section ( 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.

Can you do a rush order/expedited order?

Unfortunately I am unable to do rush orders. I complete all portraits in the order they are received. As an alternative option, gift certificates are available.

How do you package & ship artwork?

I ship all artwork through the United States Postal Service (USPS) from San Jose, California. All artwork is safely surrounded by 1-inch thick cardboard sheets and wrapped in a sturdy cardboard box. Insurance and tracking is provided for all orders. Orders within the U.S. can be shipped via USPS Parcel Select (2-8 business day delivery) or expedited delivery with USPS Priority Mail (1-3 business day delivery).