The Process

I create your portrait from a picture. Therefore, I can work with customers all over the world as meeting in-person is not necessary.

  1. First, select a special portrait or sketch of a beloved dog, cat or child. A favorite photo of good quality and composition is all that is needed.
  2. After receiving the photo of your beloved pet or child, I draw an initial sketch to determine composition.
  3. When creating pencil portraits, I use Faber-Castell graphite pencils on Strathmore® 300 Series Bristol heavy paper.
  4. When creating acrylic portraits, I use Golden Brand acrylic paint and Faber Castell India Ink on gallery wrapped (1″ edge 10x30) canvas.
  5. Pencil portraits are sprayed with a fixative to keep from smudging but must be handled with care especially during the framing process of your choice. The acrylics have a matt clear coat to protect the India Ink. All are signed originals.
  6. All finished artwork is insured and shipped via UPS.  Sturdy and waterproof envelopes, with stiff cardboard backings, are used for shipment.

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