Pet Portraits by Ashley
Welcome! I’m an artist in Chicago, who happens to be obsessed with everything pets. Inspired by my furry friend, Ichabod, I began to paint portraits of him and his furry friends. What started off as a fun way to share memories with my dog turned into a chance for other pet obsessed people to do the same. If you’ve found this page, I’m going to guess you feel the same; our pets aren’t just animals, they’re family! And there is no better way to share a memory or document their importance in our lives than a custom portrait.
If you are interested in purchasing a portrait of your pet, email me at Ashleyroedesign@Gmail.com to begin the process!
Interested in more information? Scroll on down to find out some of the basics.
Types of Pet Portraits
As you can see from the image above, I offer both Oil Paintings and Digital Drawings of your pet. Both are great options for preserving the memory of your furry friend.
Oil Paintings are the classic art form to use for showcasing your pet. Painted with high quality oil paints on canvas with a brush, your pet will be show cased in a traditional art piece that will survive years to come. Oil Paintings are great for hanging on walls and have a more realistic effect. Due to the process of painting, these pieces can take up to 16-20 business days for completion.
Digital drawings are another great option. The digital drawing is completed from start to finish on the computer. Using Adobe Illustrator I create a customized drawing that looks like your pet. Instead of focusing on a realistic effect, digital drawings focus on creating slightly cartoon like look. Digital drawings take on average 3-5 business days. The cool part about digital drawings is that you can have them printed in different sizes; since they are made on the computer, they can be resized and sent to print multiple times allowing you to keep and give away portraits of your furry friend.
Each portrait is based off the photographs provided. To begin an order, email me your choice of portrait (digital drawing or oil painting) and the size that you would prefer. I’ll create a custom listing for you to purchase in my shop. After the purchase is completed, I edit and crop them for the best composition in Adobe Photoshop.
When the image is done being edit, it is sketched onto the canvas. Paint is then applied. It can take a few layers to build up colors and the actual look of your pet. You can view the full process of your pet and other paintings of mine on my Instagram. After the third or fourth layer of paint is applied, the painting is signed and left to dry. When dried it will be wrapped up nicely in a box and lots of bubble wrap to be mailed to you. Due to the layers and drying time in between it takes approximately 16-20 business days for the completion of the painting.
When the picture is finished with editing, I bring it into Adobe Illustrator to draw your furry friend. It takes about 3-5 business days to draw and color. After it is finished, I will email you a digital proof of what your portrait looks likes. After email approval, I will have your portrait printed on 80 lb matte paper and safely mailed in a flat envelope or bubble mailer.
Pet portraits are an investment into preserving past furry friend memories for the future. I’ve created a small chart that has the prices for both digital drawings and oil paintings. The prices shown are estimates only- if you decide on intricate backgrounds or something different the price may be affected. Due to the customized nature of this purchase, no refunds are accepted. If you are excited about the chance to have a portrait made for you, begin the process by emailing me today at AshleyRoeDesign@gmail.com !