Charcoal Pet Portraits
Charcoal drawings are black and white only and are on high quality artist grade Canson archival paper.
The paper is made from sustainably managed forests, is a sturdy 250gsm, 100% cotton, acid free, chlorine free with a beautiful gentle texture.
I use a combination of compressed charcoal and willow charcoal sticks.
If you would like a background or multiple pets (more than two) in one piece please don’t hesitate to contact me and we can discuss the options.
A 20% discount on the total cost is available for multiple orders.
eg. One A3 drawing of a cat and one A3 drawing of a dog. Total cost for two individual drawings at $220 each is $440. Add 20% discount = $352 for both drawings including GST and postage within Australia only. International orders will have freight quoted individually.
Please note the quality of the drawing is directly related to the quality of the source photo.
I may request another photo if I believe the supplied photo is not suitable as a reference.
|1 Pet||A3||297 x 420mm (11.7 x 16.5in)||$220.00|
|2 Pets||A3||297 x 420mm (11.7 x 16.5in)||$250.00|
|1 Pet||A2||420 x 594mm (16.5 x 23.4in)||$400.00|
|2 Pet||A2||420 x 594mm (16.5 x 23.4in)||$450.00|
Prices include GST and postage within Australia only.
International orders will have freight quoted individually.
A 30% non-refundable deposit of the total price is required prior to the commencement of the drawing.
Upon completion of the artwork, a digital copy will be sent to you for approval before final payment. The artwork will be sent upon receipt of the final payment.
The final piece is yours upon receipt of the final payment to do with as you please (hopefully to look at and enjoy for many years), however in ordering from me you accept that I may use photos and/or video of the completed work, the process of creating the piece and/or progress shots for my own purposes including but not limited to; social posts, tutorials, blog post, vlogs and website content.
Included with this (if available) the pet’s name.
If this is a concern for you, or if you have any questions regarding this, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Simply contact me HERE and we can begin discussions about your pet portrait.
Consider you pet’s personality.
You know your pet best.
Lets say you have an active dog, try to capture him/her chasing a ball or running around a park.
If you have a sleepy cat maybe a shot of him/her stretched out in the sun.
When you zoom in you will get more detail in your shot which will give me the best chance of providing you with the highest quality drawing. Zoom in instead of getting physically close to your pet. When you’re too close the photo will become distorted.
Natural light is best. You will have more perceptually pleasing highlights, mid-tones and shadows. Avoid using a flash as this can force highlights and look a little unnatural as well as be unnerving for your pet.
Eye to eye
Get yourself level with your pet. This will allow your pet to be the focus of the shot and remove odd perspective distortions that can come from being too high or too low.
The eyes have it
For a real personal portrait capture your pet’s face and eyes. Try getting you pets attention with a toy or food or simply calling their name as you shoot.