Memorial and Jewellery Boxes
Working from Photographs
I prefer to work from one photograph in particular; however, you can
send me several to get an idea of your pet. However, please make sure
the photograph(s) is/are a clear representation of your pet. The higher
the quality photograph, the better! I may not be able to work from
blurred or very small photographs. I can accept real photographs by post
(these will be returned with your commissioned piece) or by email
Taking Clear Photographs
To get the best possible results when photographing your pet here are a
∑ Photograph your pet outside (or if thatís not possible, in a room
well-lit with natural light). Relying on a cameraís flash can severely
affect fur colour and cause strange coloured eyes.
∑ Take lots of photographs and choose the best few at the end.
∑ Get down to your petís level rather than looking down at them.
∑ Get a friend to distract your pet (as many just want to investigate
the camera which results in shots of noses rather than good portrait
There are more tips for photographing your pets on
Digital Photography Schoolís website.
Choosing your Medium and Paper
I work in a variety of sizes and mediums, please look at the sections on
my website to see examples.
Typically paper sizes around A5 are only suitable for portraits (not
full-body pictures) apart from in the case of very small pets like
For acrylic painted pieces I can work on canvas textured paper (suitable
for framing), canvas panel (canvas with a hard backing) or stretched
canvas (usually hangs as it is without the need for framing)
I have listed paper sizes I typically have available at any time.
However, if you would like a size not listed please contact me and I can
find out a price for you.
After receiving the photograph(s) I will prepare a rough initial sketch.
You will then be shown the sketch and decide if the picture/concept is
progressing as imagined. I will then carry on, or adjust the picture as
Please visit my shop on Etsy for commission prices at
or send me an email for a