Drawing & Painting Pet Portraits

PPF BLOG- 1.Pet Nose-011.Painting my Pet’s Nose:

It’s funny how one of the most difficult looking things to draw on a cat or Dog is their nose sometimes. I find if you get the nose drawn correctly the rest of the face will fall into place. With a few curly lines and a line in the middle you can accomplish this easily. With a shape like an anchor or a triangle upside down you can see the outline of the nose as one full shape. You can establish a big part of your pet’s personality with this one simple shape. It’s one of my favorite things to look at when I receive a new photo of a pet. From Bulldogs nose that are smushed in to Big noses like Labradors or German shepherds, to little petite kitty cats noses. Our pet noses are so full of personality, just like Whistler’s Schnauzer.


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My Pet Portrait Fun illustrative portraits are uniquely personalized to tell a story.​ I like to emphasize the word personality in my portraits because our pets are full of them. I bring Pet lovers and art together. I have wanted to draw animals for a living since I was in sixth grade. I am a NYC artist with a BFA from Syracuse University majoring in illustration. I have been painting and illustrating professionally since 1998. For many years I worked as a graphic designer for companies such as Disney, Warner Bros. and Nickelodeon. In 2015, I was laid off and I realized that I really wanted to create my own business where I could combine my love for animals and art. I got my certification to be a professional dog trainer(CPDT-KA) and learned about dog behavior. I realized that painting peoples beloved pets and showing them how to paint them is my true passion. In addition to my custom pet portraits, I host Paint Your Own Pet Parties at pet friendly venues in NYC, where people work with me live, and I get to give love to their furry friends who come with them to the party. In my class, I instruct pet lovers how to watercolor their own pets from a sketch I draw for them prior to trace. As a true animal lover, I volunteer weekly at the New York Animal Care Center, working to help improve the behavior issues of shelter dogs.

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