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How to order a custom portrait

The great thing about the internet is that, sitting here in Australia, I can do a custom portrait of a dog (cat, horse, mountain goat...) living in Greenland - or a portrait of a beloved pet who has crossed over the rainbow bridge. In this way I have "met" many beautiful animals, and their lovely owners.

The process of ordering a portrait is easy. All you need to do is contact me via email or FaceBook (ElizaMay) and ask! You will be asked to supply a good photo of your pet - preferably several. A deposit of $50 is required before I start, the rest to be paid when I have finished and you have seen a photo of the finished piece. Then the art is posted to you - if it is a painting naturally we wait until it is dry.

Prices start from $100

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so here are some examples of photos that would be suitable, or otherwise, with an explaination of why.

This photo is of a cute puppy (my sisters Chihuahua) but it would not make a good portrait. Very little of the face can be seen, and you can't see the eyes at all.
This photo of the same pup is much better. The eyes can be seen clearly and the cheeky charactor of Pandorica shows!
This would make a really fun painting! But as a portrait it wouldn't be much use. Once again - if I can't see the eyes I can't really give you a picture of YOUR pet (there are a few exceptions to this, but it is a fairly strict rule!)
I don't really like this picture of Hamish. I find him a little bland and I would be reluctant to do a portrait from it. However, there are times when it is not possible to get a better picture, and there is really nothing wrong with this one from an art point of view. Hamish is my cat and I know what a character he really is!
This photo is perfectly fine. I looked hard to find a bad photo of Pluto, my macaw, but he is so camera aware that he always poses and I don't have a bad picture of him!