3 Tips for the Best Custom Pet Portrait

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As a fur parent, you naturally want to make your pet feel loved and cared for in every way possible. Whether it be giving them their favorite tummy rubs or making sure they’re well-fed, you go out of your way to express your affection for them.

Other than these gestures however, there are other ways for you to show your love for your furry companions: by getting a custom pet portrait.

If you are unfamiliar with this idea, you should know that having pictures of your pets transformed into custom pet portraits is fun. There’s just that amusement in seeing your adorable pet reimagined in a custom pet canvas or renaissance pet portrait.

On that note, there are tips that you must follow to achieve a high-quality portrait. Aside from finding the best artist for your project, here are three more things you need to do:

1. Identify which product you want 


You can get your pet’s picture reworked in different ways. Aside from framed pet portraits and pet canvases, you may also have them printed on phone cases or custom pet towels. It all depends on your preference.

For example, if you’re looking for a cute way to decorate your living room, going for a custom canvas is a good idea. On the other hand, you’ll want to get a renaissance pet portrait instead if you’re going for something adorably classy.

Furthermore, getting accessories such as custom pet phone cases is your best bet if you want to remember your furry friend wherever and whenever. If you’re looking for something to make your pet’s bath times extra special, getting custom pet towels is a great idea as well.

2. Determine the size of portrait you want

If you’ve decided to go with a pet portrait or canvas, you should know that they come in different sizes. You must think about how big you want it to be before placing an order.

If you’re finding it hard to decide, here’s a trick you can try: consider where you’re going to hang it. Are you going to put it up in a corner of your room, or are you going to hang it on any of your living room’s spacious walls?

Knowing exactly where your portrait or canvas will go will help you decide the best size to get.

3. Take a good picture of your pet

The artist working on your portrait has the skills and tools needed to create a great image. However, they won’t be able to produce an illustration you’ll love without a high-quality photo to work from.

Considering this, make it a point that your pet photo has good lighting. Remember: the better the light, the more details and colors that the artist will see. Additionally, take a close-up picture of your pet to show their features as clearly as possible.

Lastly, make sure that your pet’s whole head is in the frame; it must not be cropped and the ears must be clearly visible! There should be no obstructions in the photo as well.


Getting a pet portrait is a fun and creative way to show your affection for your furry friend. An artist translates the photo you send into a custom pet canvas, portrait, or accessory of your preference—all of which you can enjoy forever. To get the best results, make sure to follow the tips above and work with a skilled artist!  

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