How Long Does a Pet Portrait Take to Create?

How Long Does a Pet Portrait Take to Create?
How Long Does a Pet Portrait Take to Create?

As a pet parent eager to commission portraits, I know folks often wonder, "How long will this artwork take?" The timeline varies, but some artists like Portrait My Pet pride themselves on fast turnaround. Here I'll overview factors that influence pet portrait speed.

Digital Creation vs. Traditional Media

If created digitally, portrait time is minimized. Digital art involves editing photos and digitally painting effects. This accelerates the process versus traditional media like oil or watercolor which takes longer.

Portrait My Pet offers a mix - some portraits digitally rendered for those wanting quick art, while also providing classic painted styles.

The Artist's Schedule and Workload

Turnaround times depend on the artist's availability and current project load. This applies to digital and traditional pet portraits alike.

Some companies like Portrait My Pet have multiple pet portrait artists they can utilize to limit delay and fast track orders.

Level of Customization and Detail

Simple headshot pet portraits take less time than ornately costumed scenes. The more intricate the concept, the longer creation will likely be.

Discuss expectations with your artist regarding how customized you want your vision brought to life. Portrait My Pet is transparent about time variances.

Rush Orders and Special Delivery

Most artists can expedite orders for added fees. Portrait My Pet has same day proofing and 2-4 day standard delivery. But for pets' birthdays or holidays, they will rush orders with priority processing and shipping.

Discuss any timing motivations upfront so your artist can advise. Being flexible on delivery can expedite your portrait's creation.

Balancing Quality and Speed for Pet Portraits

While turnaround varies, partners like Portrait My Pet aim for art that's both fast and intricate in detail. Their blend of technology, artistic team size, and transparency enables high quality on tight timelines. Clearly communicate your ideal timing and they can make it work!


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Based on 338 reviews
Great Gift for anyone!

Great gift for family and/or friends. The quality of the picture is great work whether you go canvas or print. Highly recommended for any pet owner!

Absolutely fantastic

Lovely quality and print went for the A2 of my German shepherds, a real talking point when people come round, one of the prints was cut on arrival, contacted them and it was replaced in a few days. Customer service fantastic 5*

Cats as masters.

The portrait of my wife's cats in the masters outfits was superb. The whole process of downloading photos and ordering was really easy and from ordering to delivery was relatively quick. Would highly recommend.

My Son-In-Law is gonna love it!!!

I perused the numerous pages of options to Portrait My Pet and found the perfect option....the dog riding a motorcycle!!! James is also a motorcycle rider and I know he is going to love it for his birthday!!!

Cat of Thrones

This was a gift to my adult son. He is a lover of Game of Thrones and his cat. "This gift is beyond an A+" he said. Your idea was able to help me send my son an unusual and A+ gift!!!
We both love it!!

The very best I could hope for

Our cherished Tinkerbell died and I wanted to remember her as the queen she was. Potrait My Pet were kind and considerate with dry responsive customer service. the proof’s were shared quickly and the product was well packaged. Highly recommend.

Very good.

Very good.

Great gift!

The portrait was a great surprise gift!

Best Doggy gift

So pleased with this as a gift. Very easy to order and got shown an approval preview.very good quality image and paper. Blending in image amazing. Will be ordering one for my own dog.

Perfect Gift

Funny Pictures! Great service and fast delivery!

A beautiful memory

Following the loss of our beloved boy portrait my pet has brought back some amazing memories

Amazing service

So happy with the picture of my pup, nothing was too much trouble for them even though I asked for something specific!
We loved it so much we ordered another! Couldn’t recommend enough!


Great prorate at a good price.

The canvas is perfect! I'm sure my son will love it!

Fabulous artwork and product. Very happy with my purchase.

Great price and end result.
100% happy and satisfied.
Can't wait to see my partners face when she unwraps it on Christmas day.

Fantastic and great quality product. Would highly recommend this website. I love my cat poster, thank you

thank you for letting me see what it would look like beforehand.. and for getting it to me so quickly!! I love it.

Loved our photo and got exactly what we wanted! This was a gift and the recipient is super happy. The owner worked with me and couldn't have been nicer!!

We were under the impression and thought we paid for canvas. We just got a photo on paper. We had it framed and it turned out very nice. I sent two emails about the canvas and heard nothing. Not sure if we would use this site again.

They worked with me to make exactly what I wanted! I'll definitely use them again for any canvas work I need done!

I am extremely thrilled with the portrait.
Excellent quality through and through.
Seller was helpful throughout.
Can't rate highly enough.


Lovely result thanks

Wonderful picture! Really helpful and Gresham communication 😊

Absolutely amazing! Louise was so great to communicate with and sent over a proof before going ahead with the print. Not only did she do a fantastic job of the picture itself, the canvas is brilliant quality. Highly recommend!