If you would like to commission your own digital portrait it is a very simple process. All you need to do is email me a few of your favourite, great quality photos of your pet and I will get back to you with a proof so you can decide if you like your portrait. If you do we can arrange delivery, either digitally or as a print; if you don't then no problem, there is no obligation to purchase unless you love it!​​​​​​​
PHOTO QUALITY
In order to create a beautiful digital watercolour I need a good quality photograph to work from, I blow them up huge and then zoom right in to brush the fine detail. Photos taken with a modern smartphone are absolutely fine as far as resolution is concerned but also consider the composition; we are going for:
Good resolution; modern smartphone quality is fine
In sharp focus; no blurring with nice clear edges
In good lighting; no direct light source behind the subject
Pet in shot; no cropping of head, ears or shoulders off the sides of the photo
good example of photo quality

LIKE THIS

bad example of photo quality

NOT LIKE THIS

If you are in doubt about the suitability of your photos email them to me and I will let you know if they are suitable. It is often helpful to send me a few photos to choose from so I can select the one that will give the best results, also I can sometimes composite the best part of different photos together.
MULTIPLE DOGS FROM SEPARATE PHOTOS
I can create a composite making one digital watercolour of multiple pets from separate photographs, this is a wonderful way of having past loves and current pets in the same space and time. There is a £10 surcharge per additional pet for this to cover the extra work involved (e.g. a composite of 3 dogs would have a £20 surcharge).
There are certain conditions that your photographs must meet in order to 'sell' the composite so it doesn't look like a collage of pets that obviously don't exist in the same space, these are:
Each photo must be exceptional quality
Consistency of composition; each pet must be shot from the same angle and the same distance
Pet in shot; no cropping at all off the sides of the photo for each pet
Again, if you are unsure about the suitability of your photos just send them anyway and I will let you know if they will make a convincing composite.
TURNAROUND
The lead time from order to proof depends greatly on the time of year and my workload. If you are considering commissioning a digital watercolour for a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary then please contact me with your deadline and I will try to accommodate where possible. I will keep the turnaround below as accurate as possible, however, it is just a guide.
CURRENT TURNAROUND: 1 week
PRICES
Digital - £29.95* (approx. $38 / €34)Supplied worldwide as a digital image by email for the customer to arrange printing locally. These digital watercolours will print as a poster at high quality up to 20 inches along the longest axis. Prints to a canvas at up to 35 inches with no visible loss of quality.
Textured Parchment - £39.95* (approx. $56 / 46) - High quality 120gsm hammered white textured parchment at A4 (8.3" x 11.7" / 210mm x 297mm) with either a slight margin or edge fade. High absorption parchment gives a less saturated but more authentic watercolour reproduction.
A3 Poster Print - £49.95* (approx. $70 / €58) Superb 225gsm matt or gloss photo paper printed at international standard size A3 (11.7" x 16.5" / 297mm x 420mm) with a wide colour gamut and high ink loads.
A2 Poster Print - £59.95* (approx. $83 / €70) Superb 225gsm matt or gloss photo paper printed at international standard size A2 (16.5" x 23.4" / 420mm x 594mm) with a wide colour gamut and high ink loads.
A1 Poster Print - £69.95* (approx. $97 / €81) Superb 225gsm matt or gloss photo paper printed at international standard size A1 (23.4" x 33.1" / 594mm x 841mm) with a wide colour gamut and high ink loads.
Shipping
UK Mainland - FREE - Shipped Royal Mail First Class
Outside UK Mainland - £10* - (approx. $14 / €12) on Textured Parchment or £16* / (approx. $22 / €18) on A3 & A2 Prints - Shipped Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed.
All prices are fully inclusive of labour and VAT.

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