Ann works from photos. Whenever possible, she visits her subjects to take the photos. Not only does that allow her to get to know the animal better, but she’s able to photograph a characteristic pose with good detail that will allow her to create an accurate illustration. Ann works in a variety of media to provide options that suit your pet’s character, your taste and your budget. Scroll down for examples of the available styles and pricing.
If you’re interested in commissioning a portrait but it’s not possible for Ann to take the photos, she may be able to work from your photos. It’s very important to provide the best photos possible in order for her to create an accurate portrait. Click here to see a sample photo, the finished portrait, and to learn why good quality photos are necessary. You may download the photo guidelines document for more information on what Ann looks for when she’s taking photos. Ann also wrote an article about pet photography that appeared in the Sacramento Pet Gazette, click here to read it.
If you already have professional photos of your pets, Ann will require the photographer’s permission in writing in order for her to be able to use the photo(s) for reference.
Ann retains the copyright to her works; the client receives the original portrait, with no rights, and may not reproduce it in any manner without Ann’s written permission.
Detailed, Realistic Portraits
Ann offers a number of options in this style. The medium used for the portrait depends on your pet’s characteristics and your preference – Ann will discuss the options with you to determine which method will best capture your pet’s likeness.
Scratchboard results in a drawing with plenty of texture & detail. These drawings may be fully or partially colored.