Photo submitted by client.
Final portrait.

All portraits are created using the photographs you submit as a reference. The detail of the portrait is relative to the quality and detail of the photographs you submit. I accept both traditional photos and high-resolution digital photos. You can email scanned photos or digitals or mail photos if you do not have a scanner. Additional reference photos are recommended, including close-ups of your pet's face. Subjects and backgrounds can be combined from separate photos to create your portrait. Please see Photography Tips.

The portraits are painted using high quality pastels on acid-free Hahnemühl © premium velour pastel paper. I have found pastels to be the perfect medium for capturing a soft, detailed quality. Painting in pastels allows me to create different fur textures, from wire-hair to long flowing coats, giving the portrait a life-like quality.

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