How to commission a portrait my pet.
How to choose an artist for your pet portrait.
When choosing an artist for your pet portrait, there are a few things to consider. For example, if you love the style of their work, that's a great starting point! However, it's not necessarily going to be enough to make or break the picture. Instead, look for an artist who specializes in pet portraiture. You can also look at how much experience they have with painting your type of pet and any unique features they might have (like long ears). If they've done hundreds of dog portraits before, it makes sense that they'd know how to paint yours perfectly!
Tips for photographing your pet.
You could be a professional photographer and still have trouble capturing your pet's essence when you're photographing them. There are some things that you can do while you're taking the photos that will improve your chances of getting a great shot.
Take lots of photos. It's always better to take too many than not enough, because then you'll have more choice when picking which ones to use for the portrait.
Use natural light where possible, but if it's not possible (for example, if there isn't any), then try to avoid flash as much as possible - this will make your dog look washed out and unflattering in its portrait!
Get creative! Try different angles, different backgrounds etc., but make sure they're natural environments so that nothing distracts from their face!
What to expect from your artist.
You may be wondering what it is the artist wants to see. They want to know the story behind your pet, how you met them and why they are so special to you. They want to know what makes your pet unique. These details will help them paint a portrait that captures the essence of your beloved companion.
Your pet has its own story worth telling, and a commissioned portrait of them is a great way to create a lasting memory of that story.
We all have our own stories to tell, and our pets are no different. A commissioned portrait of your pet can be a beautiful way to create a lasting memory of the story they’ve shared with you.
Do you know what type of artist is best suited for your project? Before you dive into commissioning any artwork, it's important to determine whether or not an artist's style matches up with your expectations. The best way I've found to do this is by looking at their portfolio and seeing if the work interests me. The more interested I am in an artist's work, the more likely I am that their style will be compatible with mine and provide something both myself and my client (you!) will be happy with in the end product.
Remember: when photographing your pet for their portrait, keep things simple! When photographing any subject matter for portraiture or other artistic endeavors, it’s easy to get caught up in trying out new techniques or styling ideas that may not fit well within what has already been defined as “good composition." This can lead us down paths we didn't expect going into them—and sometimes those paths lead right back around again! I recommend sticking with minimalistic compositions where possible so you don't get overwhelmed by trying too many different things while also keeping everything cleanly organized throughout each step along this process