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Dog Portraits - Commission Information for Pet Portraits

Welcome to our Dog Portraits Commission Information page. Both Nicholas and myself have been accepting dog portraits commissions for just over 25 years. We are experienced and knowledgeable in creating portraits for clients worldwide. The process is really simple and if, once you have read the commissioning information page below you have more questions, you are more than welcome to email us at anytime.

Step 1 - Send Photos!

Dog Portraits Commission Information

Photos for a portrait are key. We need to see the best quality photos you can send of your dog. Email or message them at the highest resolution / largest size. The more detail we can see within your photos, the more we can add into your portrait. We like to see a variety of photos of your dog if possible. Let us know which you feel captures your dog the best. We usually work from one main photo and pose of your dog for the artwork, however we can utilize other photos for detail.

If you are able to take photos of your pet specifically for the portrait, take as many as you can. Ideally take your photos outside in natural daylight. Read of our Dog Portraits Photography Tips page as it gives good advice on taking photos for a portrait. Email us if you would like advice, we are always more than happy to help. Once we have received your photos we can chat about the kind of portrait and size that you might like. Let us know your ideas.

Step 2 - Payment

Dog Portraits Commission Information

If you would like to be placed into our dog portraits commissions list, you are required to make a deposit to secure a place. Clients pay via bank transfer. Overseas clients can pay via debit, credit card or Amex online via a secure invoice. Please read our Pet Portrait Terms & Conditions for payment info prior to commissioning.

Step 3 - Framing & Engraved plaques

Dog Portraits Commission Information

If our UK based clients would like us to arrange framing for the oil paintings, we can do so. We work with an amazing framer who handcrafts each frame for us bespoke for each client. They are absolutely exquisite and you can find out about them on our pet portraits main website here - Framing for Portraits. They can be accompanied with an engraved plaques too which really finishes off the portraits beautifully.

Step 4 - Final Photos and Shipping

Dog Portraits Commission Information

When the portrait is complete we will send final photos of the portrait for you to view. You can let us know if there are any final tweaks to be made. We then frame your portrait (if ordered) and take photos for you to view prior to packing. We pack our dog portraits extremely well. We have been sending portraits worldwide for 25 years, we have honed our packing skills down to a fine art! Our portraits travel all around the globe so it is imperative to pack them well to keep them safe. A few photos of the pencil drawing packaging can be seen below. Drop us a line to start the process of commissioning your dog portrait today.

Dog Portraits Packaging
Dog Portraits Packaging

Dog Portraits FAQ's - Your Dog Portraits Questions Answered

Here are some of our most asked dog portraits questions, if you still have questions once reading these, please do drop us a line or message at any time!

Our dog portraits prices page can be accessed from our top navigation. Visit our Dog Portraits Prices to read about our prices, sizes and gift voucher details.

Both Nicholas and myself have waiting lists for our dog portraits. If you would like a portrait for a specific date, please let us know as soon as possible. If we are unable to meet your deadline our service Gift Vouchers might be a good option.

Our dog portraits are sent far and wide all over the world. It is wonderful to converse with clients and hear about clients local area and where they live. We have become firm friends with many of our clients and its wonderful to know lovely, friendly people from all walks of life.

We only work from photos. Photos of your dogs are absolutely key in the commissioning process. We ideally need one or two really good quality photos to work from of your dogs for the main pose of the portrait and can use others for colour and detail. The better quality your dog photos, the better your dog portrait will be. Why not head over to our photography tips page and find out about the kind of photos we like to work from.

If you are in the UK and would like to visit our studio, you are more than welcome. We have a very safe and secure garden for your dogs to roam around in and if you have any questions about visiting just drop us a line. We can do a photo shoot with them outside and you can come into our studio for a cuppa. We can take then a look at the photos on the computer and choose which you feel would work best for your dog portrait and chat about its design. We do have Chickens in our garden, so if you feel your dog would not get on with them, let us know and we will put them away safely..

If you are taking your own photos for your dog portrait, our advice is always to take as many as you possibly can. Try to use a good quality camera or phone if you have one. I would recommend taking a good long photoshoot of about 40 photos of each dog. It sounds a lot, however I can guarantee you will get the perfect photo. Take your photos outside, getting down on the dogs level and keep them fairly close in the frame. Try to walk towards your dog, rather then zooming in when using a mobile as this degrades the photos quality. Why not pop over to our photography tips page as it will give you all of the information you need..

We can paint or draw as many dogs as you would like in your dog portrait. If you would like a bespoke quote, you are more than welcome to email us your photos along with your requirements. Don't forget the more dogs you have in the portrait, the bigger your portrait will need to be.

In actual fact, we much prefer to see single photos of your dogs to work from. Sending a group photo of the dogs can be helpful for us to see size differences between them all, however it's not imperative. We rely on our clients to give us feedback when we create the design of the portrait and so everything is arrange before any work starts.

We will always email you a design / mockup of how your dog portrait will look before any artwork is started. We use your photos to create the design / mock up in the computer.

A deposit will secure a place in our commissions list. Once your portrait has risen to the top of our list we will email you to pay the remainder of the payment. All payment must be made before work starts. UK clients pay via Bank transfer and overseas clients pay online via Stripe. We accept all major debit and credit cards including American Express.

Our dog portraits are sent worldwide and you can find general shipping prices on our prices page. Portraits are sent on a fully tracked express service with either DHL or Parcelforce. Prices depend on the size of the portrait and if it is framed.

Framing for our oil paintings are optional, we work with amazing framers who hand craft our framers bespoke for each client. Drop us a line to chat about your requirments and visit our framing gallery on our main website.

All of our dog portraits are photographed and emailed to clients for their final approval.

If you would like areas of your dog portrait amended, we can do this once we have emailed you the final photo. We hope that by working together with clients on the design along with them viewing the paintings progress via email, this usually eliminates any need for changes at the end. We are pleased to say we rarely need to tweak anything but are always happy to work with our clients if they would like anything altered.

Visit our prices and contact page to read about our gift voucher cards and how the process works.

We paint all types of animals and people, dog, cats, horses, ferret, sheep, pigs, parrots, budgies and more....! We have five dedicated websites for our artwork. It is a lot of work to maintain but we feel that if you are looking for a dog portrait, for instance, its lovely to be able to see a website full of dog paintings and drawings. Scroll to the bottom of the page for access to all of our other websites.

We offer our clients high resolution images of the paintings and drawings so that they can have prints made either via an online printer, their own local printer. Please email us for details.

If you would like to find out more about us, why not head on over to our individual about us pages as more of your questions might be answered on our dedicated pages in the top navigation. You can also read about Lily our Tibetan Terrier along with seeing photos of our Chickens. We work from our garden studio in the Welsh countryside and if you are interested in seeing where we live, you might like to take a look at photos of our Welsh Cottage which we have renovated.


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