A good pet portrait needs good reference photos

No matter how adept the artist may be, a pet portrait is ultimately no better than the reference photos provided. They should be clear and well-lit; outdoor shooting works great. At least one close-up of the pet’s face should be included, and a photo of the desired body position if we are doing a full body portrait. In the case that the pet is deceased and no really good photos are available, I can still work with you to reconstruct the pet’s image, but there will be a moderate extra charge.