Updated: Jun 27
They're a part of the family and take up a permanent place in our hearts. They make us laugh, cry, and sometimes run out of the
room when they fart. Pets are one of the most significant parts of our lives, and it's not surprising that many people want to immortalize this connection. But with so many pet portrait artists out there, how do you choose the right one for you? Well, sit back and relax with your favorite pawed, feathered, or scaly friend. Here are the top five things to consider when choosing the perfect pet portrait artist. Budget It pays (or should I say it saves) to have the amount of money you can spend in mind before you go shopping for a pet portrait—prices for custom art range anywhere from a few bucks to thousands of dollars. With so many drool-worthy pieces of art out there, you need to know if you can afford that $3000 personalized portrait of Fluffy (or not). Thankfully with so many options available, you should be able to find a great pet portrait that meets your needs and doesn't deplete your wallet. Artist Style Did I say options? If you search for pet portraits online, you come up with thousands of pet portrait artists. It's worth the time to search for a few well-reviewed artists and see what their samples of work are and if it's a style that matches your taste or the taste of the person you will be giving the pet portrait to if it's a gift. Portrait Type Just as there are thousands of pet portrait artists, there seem to be a million combinations of how you can get your favorite furred, feathered, or scaly friend depicted as art. (My personal favorites are Crown & Paw's Rennaisance Style Pet Portraits). I've seen pet portraits as digital products online, on canvas, on wood, on a slate, and with the pets themselves in all types of funny, realistic, or abstract depictions. It pays to do a little research on what kind of portrait you would like before you take the plunge and invest. Availability Sometimes getting what you want is worth waiting for from very busy pet portrait artists, and sometimes it's not. It's good to have a list of a few pet portrait artists you enjoy before reaching out and contacting them because not all will be able to complete your project in the time frame that you may want. There you have it, a few considerations before you buy your first custom pet portrait. Happy trails and happy tails, friends! Looking for more news & updates from MFIFEart?