Do your pictures come framed?
Nope, not currently. I'm leaving that to you guys. We have all different tastes and budgets and at the moment I'm keeping it simple. What I can do however, is give my advice on frames.
For my pet portraits you will need a frame that is ideally 8 x 8 inches square (20 x 20 cm) with a mount that makes the visible area 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm). With the mount in place the pet portrait fits perfectly and looks fantastic. The same goes for my location pictures.
You can get these from Amazon, or any other online shop. I like to get mine from Dunelm, they have the perfect size in their 'Essentials' range.
For the classic A4 and A3 sizes you will need to make sure that whether you have a mount or not, the visible area should be 21 x 29.7 cm for A4 and 29.7 x 42 cm for A3. The visible area might be slightly smaller than that so the image sits behind the mount nicely.
What kind of photos should I provide?
Send as many as you can, to give me plenty of options. Different angles, good lighting and crisp non-blurred images. If you only have one, send that and I will let you know if I can work with it. In exceptional circumstances, If the quality is so bad that I feel couldn't do it justice, I will of course provide a full refund.
Can you do other sizes?
The world is your oyster! If you have a particular size in mind just drop me an email and I'll let you know what the price would be. Don't forget that a free high resolution digital copy of your order is provided for most of my artwork, so you have the option of printing different sizes in the future.
Can I have more than one pet in the pet portrait?
Yes! If you have got a great photo of more than one pet I will be happy to include them. Each extra animal will cost an additional £12. Just make the order as usual online, and I can take the extra payment on PayPal once I've received your photos.
Can I have more than one silhouette for the personalised silhouette?
Not for this one, I feel that having just one silhouette is more impactful and complements the design without it being cluttered.
Will I get the original artwork?
The artwork will be painted digitally using state of the art technology, so the original is on screen. This doesn't mean that I have taken your photo and added some fancy effects! Every stroke of paint has been hand drawn by me, it has taken years of practice and honing my skills to a level that I'm happy with. I've written about this on my about page, and do follow me on Facebook to see a video of the process.
Can you do fish?
Erm, well yes! If you can get some decent photos then I can do any animal! Even tarantulas, I don't have arachnophobia!
Can I add extra text?
If you have something special that you'd like to add on any of the pictures then drop me an email and I'll see if I can incorporate it into the artwork.