Why should I get a dog illustration?
A dog illustration is the best way to get a modern, unique pet portrait of your dog. They are not only bright, fun and colourful, they are pretty unique as well. I haven’t come across any similar style with your pets name in the illustration.
If you want a lasting memory of your favourite pet, or would like to give a pet portrait as a gift, a dog illustration is perfect. Compared to traditional paintings of pets, a dog illustration is quite a bit quicker to produce, and is far more in keeping with modern décor!
How do you print a dog illustration, and what is it printed onto?
Each dog illustration is printed using a technique called Gilcée . This is basically an industrial inkjet printer that uses inks that are guaranteed not to fade with time. I use an art printer in London to produce my prints using this equipment and materials to ensure a perfect full-bodied print every time. Each dog illustration is printed to order and every care is taken to ensure a perfect print. Every dog illustration is printed onto a thick textured paper, it is a 310gsm Canson cotton rag stock. Basically that means it is really thick and has a beautifully textured surface to it. Alternative finishes to your dog illustration are available, such as silk or photographic print paper. I can also produce prints with special inks such as gold, or ink with luminescence. Contact me at jamespetportraits.com/contact with any special requests.
How to take a good photo for a dog illustration
Sending a good set of photos to me is key when starting a dog illustration. I have written some hints and tips in a recent blog at jamespetportraits.com/2015/10/20/perfect-selfie. A valuable and simple tip is to hold your dog’s favourite toy or treat next to the camera and you should have their undivided attention!
Ordering a dog illustration is simple
Ordering a dog illustration couldn’t be easier. Click here jamespetportraits.com/dog-and-cat-portrait-shop to take a look at my shop on my website. I have placed prices next to there most commonly ordered sizes. If you have any questions or would like to order a more bespoke size or style, just drop me a line to firstname.lastname@example.org or click here jamespetportraits.com/contact to take you to a contact me page on my website.
Although this is focused on dog illustrations, I illustrate and paint lots of other animals. Take a look at my website to discover more at jamespetportraits.com . You can always keep up-to-date with my latest pet portraits on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram