Pet Potraits

Bentley - pet portrait by Avril Parkes

To create a custom pet portrait, I work from photos in order to achieve as good a likeness to your pet as possible, although the focus is mostly on their character.  Photo-realism is fine, but we have photos for that.  I want to concentrate on their personality. 

The materials I use will depend on the animal, as different surfaces will represent different fur, fluff, and feathers in different ways.  Some surfaces will work better for certain subjects, so I will advise you on the best combination to get the finish just right. 

I will need a good quality photograph if possible. If the eyes are clear and have plenty of detail, then we’re halfway there.  My Pet Portrait Tips page has further information.

© Avril Parkes 2020