Information about Pet Caricatures
HOW DO I PLACE AN ORDER?
If you decide that you would like to commission a cartoon portrait of your pet, just send me an email at email@example.com. From there we can discuss your commission along with any further questions you may have.
WHAT INFORMATION DO YOU NEED?
As much detail about your pet's personality as you can provide. This really helps me bring out their character in the creation of my work. Obviously good quality, full body photographs are a must and should include any distinguishing features your friend might have.
DO YOU USE THE SAME POSE AS THE PHOTO?
If that's how you would like your pet drawn. Otherwise feel free to suggest any pose you would like. Remember this is a caricature and while I try not to exaggerate the basic anatomy of your pet, I am open to all sorts of crazy and cute ideas!
HOW DO YOU CREATE YOUR WORK?
I use either traditional and digital methods in my art and everything you see is hand drawn. I begin with rough sketches of the suggested poses (I may do a couple of designs for you to choose from.) The line work of traditional portraits is inked using black art pens, before being coloured using Faber Castell pencils. Digitally drawn portraits are created using a computer art programme called Clip Studio Paint.
HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY PORTRAIT?
Traditionally created work, or digital prints will be sent Royal Mail First Class, unless alternative postage is requested. I can ship internationally for any orders outside of the UK, for which an extra fee would be payable. If commissioning digital art, the finished illustration of your pet will be sent as an email file (JPEG) upon completion, with prints also available. Please note that I do not offer a framing service.
WHAT DO YOU CHARGE FOR YOUR WORK
Prices vary depending on the work involved. The lowest prices I offer are for single pet inked drawings. For my current pricelist click here. For an option not listed or for more information, please enquire via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment should be made at the beginning of the project, via PayPal or bank transfer.
HOW LONG DOES A PET CARICATURE TAKE?
This depends on the complexity of the project, but I aim for a three week turnaround from starting the concept sketches. Please note that this does not include postage time for hard copy prints and is reliant on how quickly emails are responded to by the client. If there are likely to be any delays with your commission you will be informed as soon as possible.
DO YOU ONLY DRAW PETS?
No. Not only will I take commissions for any species of pets (from dogs and cats, to bearded dragons and parrots!) I also draw wild animals, fantasy or mythological creatures such as dragons and even animal based Fan Art of your favourite characters. While I have received commissions to create human characters, please note that caricatures of real people is not something I offer at present.
I DON'T HAVE A PHOTO OF MY FRIEND'S DOG SO CAN I BUY A VOUCHER INSTEAD?
Yes, gift vouchers are available on request. Please email me to discuss your requirements.
FOR ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS, PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT ME AT ZOOKIECARTOONS@GMAIL.COM