If you have pets, you ought to show them your unflinching love with a pet portrait from photo.
The world is getting a darker place to live in with every passing moment.
But all of us can fall back to that one thing in our life to forget life for a while.
Our beloved pets!
While hundreds of people are busy choosing Dog and Cat sides, I believe every pet does the same miracle.
They make our lives easier and warm.
So why not honor them with a pet portrait?
After all that they have done for us, they deserve to be remembered.
We all know that pets come and brighten our life for a very little time.
But in that little time, a human can experience eternity and true companionship.
It definitely calls for a huge shoutout on the walls of your house in form of custom pet portraits.
Pet Portrait From Photo – One For The Best Companion
Have you ever thought about how your life would be if your pet wasn’t with you?
Dull and almost tasteless.
Well, that’s what happened with Bri’s girlfriend.
She had recently lost her dog and spend days feeling absolutely lonesome and upset.
But her boyfriend knew exactly what to do.
And just so that you know how magical the pet portrait on canvas looked, here’s a glimpse of Bri’s big boy.
Our pets add that little spice in our lives that are needed to carry on.
And when they leave it hurts in the core of our being.
Be it a parent healing pet loss, or a person who wants to cherish the very existence of his pet – a custom pet portrait is the answer.
All it requires is a couple of photos, the imagination to customize it and you have yourself a handmade pet painting.
Does It Stop With Just A Dog Portrait?
Before we move I’d like to show you how our community reacted every time they received a pet portrait from photo.
One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to a pet portrait from photo is the idea that it has to be a dog portrait.
At PortraitFlip, we believe that every pet is equal, and the only thing that can make their little life ephemeral is a pet portrait painting.
There is umpteen number of pet portrait painters who paint not only dogs but other pets too.
I understand that most tales of loyalty have had dogs are the superhero but cats, horses, and other pets have their strengths too.
And so, your pet portrait from a photo can even be a chameleon and we would love to crystallize the memory for you.
Let me walk you through wonderful pet portraits that the PortraitFlip community encouraged us to make for them.
1. An Affectionate Dog Portrait
Victoria’s pup passed years back.
She told us that waking up to an empty bed beside her just made her miss him more.
We did what we had to do.
Made her a dog portrait painting.
It was an oil painting that made Victoria’s dog look realistic and well-detailed.
Here’s what she had to say:
It is wonderful how a handmade painting can make you feel the presence of someone who left too soon.
Victoria has been very happy ever since and often tells us how the painting always makes her smile.
Dogs have created history for being loyal, unconditional, and absolute fluff-balls.
They teach us to work with joy and purpose, to love without asking questions, and to play like there is no tomorrow.
A dog teaches us to live. A dog portrait will always remind you of all these lessons that your pooch taught you.
Hang it with pride and live your life a little with a pet portrait from photo.
2. A Sassy Cat Portrait
Now, I understand that cats may not be the ideal pets but I am a cat mother too.
And I can’t deny that I have never been happier.
They are connoisseurs of comfort and unlike a dog, cats choose us, we don’t own them.
One may forget what a dog did for him, but one may never forget how cats made him feel.
And Richard’s cat Jake made his world feel like paradise.
He wanted to commemorate his little buddy who crossed the rainbow bridge unexpectedly in form of a cat portrait from photo.
There were a few customizations here and there where he wanted us to remove the background.
Only after he finally approved the digital preview did we start painting.
This is how the final painting looked –
Beautiful, isn’t it?
Cats are spirits. Sometimes I wonder they can even walk on clouds and come through.
For the sake of all the comfort, sudden affection, and scratches, your feline deserves to be treated like the queen. 100%!
3. A Sturdy Horse Portrait
History stands witness for the kind of pet horses have been.
Although we no longer live amidst kings and queens and war nightmares, there is still a lot that one can learn from a horse.
Its valor, strength, its determination, and speed, you name it and a horse will show you.
John Steinbeck once said, “A man on a horse is spiritually, as well as physically, bigger than a man on foot.”
Rightly said for a horse gives us the strength and courage that we lack.
I would like to tell you about Shadow, a muscular stallion and Ellie favorite racer horse.
His break maiden was as a juvenile and ever since there was no looking back for Shadow.
Ellie told us that Shadow was his game changer and never failed to get a home victory.
After his demise, Ellie came to us to make a handmade horse portrait of Shadow to honor the brave stallion.
A symbol of power and strength, isn’t Shadow?
In the fight between cat and dog, we often forget how powerful a horse can be.
In fact, Feng Shui considers hanging a horse portrait from photo positive for the house.
Suggested: Horse Portrait From Photo
There are so many lessons that one can learn from a horse but most importantly one can learn to be courageous and strong.
4. Pet Portraits (Other Than Cats, Dogs, and Horses)
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
It does not have to be a horse, a dog, or a cat specifically.
Any animal can teach you what love is.
For all the parents who chose to break the regular and adopted animals irrespective of their kingdom, this space is for you.
We have the opportunity to make a pet portrait of any person, animal, or thing you call your pet.
Here are a few paintings of our most beloved pet portrait from photo.
1. Mrs. Talks-A-Lot
2. Has Anyone Watched Narnia? Mr. & Mrs. Beaver
3. The Moo Point
4. You Are One In Chameleon
5. Royal Pet Oil Portrait
Don’t you think that your pet is the king or queen of the world?
Of course, he is.
And to honor the pride, PortraitFlip brings to you its most cherished and humorous service – the royal pet oil portrait.
Now your pet can be anything, from a king conquering kingdom or the queen of the north.
You think, and we make it come true.
In fact, a very interesting family came to us with a request for a face swap.
They wanted us to show the entire family on the gambling table and the human’s head have been swapped with canine torso.
The result was not only hilarious but it made us realize the creativity of the PortraitFlip community.
Here’s how it looked like:
Want to get one for yourself too?
A Medium For Every Reason
A pet portrait from photo isn’t perfect if it doesn’t speak the emotions out right.
You cannot have a happy puppy and get him painted in a charcoal medium.
Every medium provokes a unique thought.
And so, it is absolutely important to know what personality or sensitivity do you want your pet portrait to impart.
It should always be in sync with what you feel about your pet.
To make it easy for you, I have classified every medium with the kind of energy it gives out.
It will help you figure out which one to get for your pet.
1. Pet Oil Portrait (Our Bestseller)
Pet oil portraits never go out of style.
Interestingly, it goes with every personality, occasion, and reason.
The thick consistency of colors makes the artwork stand out even amongst the brightest of artworks.
When it comes to pet portraits, we always suggest oil medium because the details can be capture with high accuracy.
Personality: A happy, dancing, jolly pet!
2. Pet Acrylic Portrait
There isn’t much difference between oil and acrylic medium except acrylic is a little less consistent as compared to oil.
In fact, it takes lesser time to dry up.
The pigment of acrylic gives a transparent brilliance of watercolor and versatility of oil painting.
Our second bestseller, acrylic has been an excellent choice for Pop-Pets (as we like to call it).
For the cool one, acrylic always makes the artwork appear scoosh.
Personality: A cool pet who likes soft rock music!
3. Pet Watercolor Portrait
Comparatively more transparent and less dense, watercolor appears more Victorian than modern.
While oil paint does the detailing in an oil medium, water does it in watercolor.
It is more matte than bright but often brings out details that any other medium cannot reach.
We mostly suggest you go with a watercolor painting if you have a photo that doesn’t have clear facial details.
An alluring medium, watercolor is not for everyone.
It is only for the one who likes to experiment and have a thing for Victorian artworks.
Personality: The out-of-the-box pet who’d rather sit home and read than playing out.
4. Pet Charcoal Portrait
Most people think that charcoal portraits come out cheap…
…since the material used to paint is cheap.
But I beg to differ.
Charcoal is known to be one of the oldest materials to be used for painting and brings out an excellent texture.
Otherwise, monochrome, a charcoal sketch is darker as compared to pencil and brighter of course.
Don’t believe me?
Because of the softness of charcoal, pet charcoal portraits have a smooth and silky texture to them.
Personality: For a classy pet who sets a fashion statement.
*Charcoal portraits are also a wonderful medium to memorialize or honor a deceased pet.
5. Pet Pencil Portrait
Pet pencil portrait is nothing but a more detailed and faded charcoal portrait.
Although, the variety in pencil and the hardness of the tips make pencil portraits more detailed.
People often say that pencil sketches look dull but they haven’t met the right kind of artists.
At PortraitFlip, we have the world’s top-notch artists to draw a pet portrait for you.
With a strong gray brushstroke, your pet portrait from photo will not only look vintage in black and white but will also stand out.
Although the demand for pencil drawing has reduced in the last few years, some people still prefer a classic monochrome to a brighter oil.
Again, this medium is not for somebody who doesn’t like to experiment.
Personality: For a pet who spends time listening to old English songs. Abba, anybody?
6. Pet Color Pencil Portrait
I’d leave it to just a colorful variant of pencil portrait.
The same detailing and stroke but in different shades.
Although the pencil uses graphite, the color pencil is wax coated which makes it brighter than the color pencil.
The brightness of oil painting, the softness of charcoal, and the shading of the pencil – I feel color pencil is often under-rated.
Get a pet color pencil portrait and you will not be disappointed.
Personality: For a pet that can’t decide. Also, for the moody one!
So, a comment which one of the personalities does your pet behold?
And get him a perfect custom pet portrait.
Why Should You Get A Pet Portrait?
I thought I had given enough reasons for it.
C’mon, don’t you love your pet and all the things that he has done for you?
If you are still wondering why your pet deserves love and appreciation in form of a pet portrait from photo, let me give you 3 rock-solid reasons.
1. Love! Love Is All They Have To Give
We often ask what is love?
Look at your pet’s eyes and you will see love.
Love beyond measure, beyond the condition, and beyond complication.
Your pet spends his entire life giving you all the attention and affection he has in exchange for nothing.
As humans we always love another being for our own selfish needs.
In fact, we love the right kinds.
But your pet loves you without judging you.
I personally believe that a handmade pet painting can honor the strength to love us despite our flaws.
2. Will Always Make You Smile
Let’s accept it, we all have bad days.
But our pets are a clown of a species. They will never fail to make you smile.
I remember a time I came home from the office absolutely worried when my grey parrot looked at my dog and said “Here Kitty Kitty, let me feed you. Mommy’s in a bad mood!”
I never laughed so hard in my entire life to which she said “There we go again. Woman you need help!”
Not lying, I have trained her in speech but it is sometimes unbelievable the kind of things a pet is capable of.
I am sure there must have been a time when your pet elevated your mood.
For the sake of those days, get a memory painted in to portrait.
You will always look at it and laugh.
They are worthy of it.
3. Stress Busters
Pets are great busters for people that experience frequent anxiety and stress.
Science says that cuddling or even looking at them releases stress-reducing hormones like dopamine and oxytocin.
These are the same hormones that release when you are in love.
Look at this artwork:
Doesn’t it comfort you?
Those eyes, regular physical exercise, and perfect playtime help boost your mental health and help you cope with all the stress in your life.
They don’t just love you but also heal you.
It’s sad how they have such a less time to spend with us.
But you can always make them stay with a pet portrait from photos.
What are you thinking?
That’s all folks!
If you are reading this, thank you!
Hope this article helped you understand the subtle importance pet portrait from photo.
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