I am happy to announce that I am accepting commissions for pet portraits. Because I am
employed full-time and am furthering my education, I can only accept a limited number of
commissions each month. But I love art and I will try my best to be available. It's my break from
the harsh realities of work and school!
STYLE: When commissioning an artist, please be sure that you like what you see when you
review their work. Different artists have different styles. My style of portrait is sampled below.
You can also follow me on Instagram to see more of my work - @ReverieGirlArt.
MEDIUM: The portraits are done with pan pastels, soft pastels and pastel pencils. Other mediums may be used. A variety of surfaces may be used depending on what I believe will best work for the portrait.
SIZE: Most portraits are done on 9x12. Larger or smaller portraits are available however larger portraits will increase pricing.
FRAMING/SHIPPING: I leave the framing to you because the color and style of frame are very personal to each person and the weight of a frame will add significantly to shipping costs. Every portrait is packed carefully for protection during shipping. I encourage you to get portraits framed by professionals. Pastel surfaces should not be touched or scratched. Shipping costs are estimated. You will be provided with a shipment tracking number. Please note that I am not responsible for shipments lost or damaged in transit. This is rare but if it should happen, we can explore solutions.
LICENSING AND COPYRIGHT: You may post the art on social media but please do not reproduce the art or publish it for commercial use. Please consider including a credit and tag to Reverie Girl Art Studio if you post my work. I reserve the right to use the image of the portrait for advertising or other commercial use. You may purchase these rights for an additional fee. Let me know if you are interested. Sharing my work is an important aspect of business development but you may request that I delay publishing the art in progress or when completed onto my media sites if it is to be gifted or for some other reason. Just let me know ahead of time and I'm happy to accommodate.
PRICING: Portraits can take up to 20 hours or more of work. 9x12 pet portraits are $100 for the first pet and an additional $50 for each additional pet plus shipping. My portrait style is sampled below. If you would like something different, then we can further discuss pricing related to the complexity of the request. Your purchase price is guaranteed at the time the deposit is made. Otherwise, portrait prices will tend to increase over time.
DEPOSIT: A non-refundable 50% deposit is required to begin work as an investment is made in both time and supplies. The portrait will need to be paid in full at completion before it is shipped. If something should happen to me (or around me) that keeps me from completing your commission in the timeline we discussed, and we are unable to agree on an extended timeline, I will refund you the deposit with my sincerest regrets...sometimes life just happens to us. If you cancel the project prior to the completion of our timeline, you forfeit the deposit. If you have to cancel because something horrible has happened, let's talk about it.
REFERENCE PHOTOS: You will need to provide several photos of your pet. Photos that show the eyes clearly are best. I have worked with blurry photos but the clearer the photo, the better the results. If your pet is deceased and clear photos are not available, I may take some creative license to add details based on your pet's breed, color and age while making sure to honor the personality of your pet.
CHECKING IN: I will check in with you on the WIP (work in progress) once or twice during the process. Once the portrait is complete, I will share one more proof with you before completing the sale and preparing the portrait for shipping.
TIMELINE: Please allow time for portrait completion. Reach out well ahead of your desired in-hand date. Life is full of surprises. Artists get sick, momentarily misplace their mojo, or otherwise deal with the challenges everyone else faces. So, let's give ourselves a good buffer to allow for those obstacles. If something unforeseen should happen (a natural disaster, a long illness, etc.), and I am unable to complete the portrait in the allotted time, and we are unable to agree on an extended date of completion, I will refund your deposit.
HOW TO GET STARTED: email me at ReverieGirlArtStudio@gmail.com and include a photo of your fur baby or hairless pet as the case may be. Tell me about their personality. I will let you know my availability, timeline and provide additional information.
And, hey....thank you for supporting art and small business and for entrusting your pet to me!