Custom Dog Portraits

by Clare

Portrait of Full Size Poodle 'Calder'  by Clare Hobson

Title: "Calder" Full Size Poodle
Pencil Painting Portrait of Cairn Terrier 'Ruff'

Title: Ruff Cairn Terrier
Pencil Painting Yellow Labrador Retriever - by Clare Hobson

Title: 8.5x12 Color Pencil Portrait of Yellow Labrador Retriever 'Birch'
Pencil Painting of Owner Beloved Shepherd Dogs

Title: Favorite Shepherds
Custom Canine Portrait of Jack Russel Terrier

Title: "Royce" Jack Russel Terrier
Commissioned Pencil Painting King Charles Spaniel - by Clare Hobson

Title: 17"x22" Color Pencil Portrait of King Charles Spaniel

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Pencil Painting of Miniature Schnauzer 'Harley'

Title: Harley
Canine Portrait of Portrait of Black Labrador Retriever

Title: "Katelyn" Black Labrador Retriever
17x22 Portrait Pencil Painting of Poodle 'Harvey' - by Clare Hobson

Title: Harvey

Custom Portraits

Things to consider when commissioning a original portrait of your favorite pet.

I work from photographs. If you are have a selection of good photos then I can work from those. A three quarter or profile view will usually make the best portraits.

Colored Pencil Portrait of Collie dog and her pup

For best results: Your photo's should be taken at eye level of your pet to avoid distortion. Photos that look down or up at your pet are not the best to work from.

Photo's need to be of high resolution, in focus and as close up as possible.

Outdoor photos in soft light or photos taken near a window with plenty of natural light are usually best.

Good lighting in the photo will allow me to add details of shine on the coat, buckles, bit and leather.

Photos taken in the dark with a flash often produce harsh, unflattering shadows.

Pencil Drawing Portrait of Rottweiler

Depending on location, I can sometimes do a photo shoot of your pet. (summer coat is usually better for detail)

Basically, the better quality photo, the better the portrait will be.

For single head portrait:
9”x12” $395
11"x17" $495
16"x20" $595
18"x24" $695

Larger sizes available by special request.

Custom Portrait of Dutch Warmblood Stallion 'Seafox'

Once I have received the images and you have chosen the size of portrait and discused details, I request a 50% deposit.

Depending on the number of commissions on my list and the size of the piece, portrait completion time is approx 2-4 weeks.

When your portrait is finished I will email or text message a photo for your approval.

If you are happy with the piece, final payment is due via PayPal, eTransfer (interac) Cheque or cash. I can deliver to your home if you are in Smithers or Telkwa BC. If you are out of town. I can arrange delivery via Canada post.

Frames and matting are not included.

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