Lifelike Pet Portraits

A hand-drawn or painted pet portrait is a wonderful way to memorialize your beloved furry companion. They also make a lovely personal gift for someone special!

I’m a self-taught artist specialized in highly realistic pet portraits. I use only the highest quality materials to create lifelike results. You can choose between:
– coloured pencil
– graphite pencil
– watercolour
– pastel

Scroll down for examples created with each medium!


In order to render lifelike and highly detailed results, a good quality photograph of your pet is required. This is of course not always possible, for instance when the pet has passed away. I can draw a portrait of low quality, blurred photos, but in this case some guesswork is always required and the result may not be 100% accurate. Here are some tips for a good photo:

  • well lit, ideally in natural light
  • eyes are clearly visible
  • taken at your pet’s level

A non-refundable 25% deposit of the portrait price is required upon booking. The rest will be due before shipment once the portrait is finished and you’re 100% happy with it. I will send you updates throughout the drawing process to ensure that you will be entirely satisfied with the final artwork.  I accept PayPal (incl. credit card) and SEPA bank transfers.

Contact me to secure your slot!
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The prices below for the different mediums and sizes are for a single subject pet portrait with a simple background, exclusive of shipping costs. Please add +25% to the portrait price for each additional subject and +30% for a detailed background. Prices are subject to change.

Human portraits and custom sizes are available upon request – ask for a quote!

Coloured pencil

Coloured pencils enable the highest level of detail and the most lifelike results. This is also the slowest medium of all – that’s why the prices are higher. I work 20-40h (on larger or multi subject portraits even longer) on each coloured pencil portrait that I draw.

Size (in/cm) USDEUR
5.5 x 8.5″ / 14 x 22cm (A5)$10088€
9.5 x 12″ / 24 x 30cm (A4)$150132€
12 x 15.5″ / 30 x 40cm (A3) $225 198€

Graphite pencil

Graphite pencils can create equally lifelike and highly detailed results, but in black & white.

Size (in/cm) USDEUR
5.5 x 8.5″ / 14 x 22cm (A5)$8070€
9 x 12″ / 23 x 30.5cm (A4)$120105€

Pastel, sketchy

If you’re a fan of a more artistic, sketchier look, a pastel portrait is for you! I draw my “sketchy” pastel portraits using mainly soft pastel cubes on velour sheets, which gives the portrait a soft and velvety look.

Size (in/cm)USDEUR
9.4 x 12.6″ / 24 x 33cm (A4)$5044€
11.8 x 15.7″ / 30 x 40cm (A3)$7566€

Pastel, realistic

I use high quality pastel boards and rely mainly on my pastel pencils to create more detail. These pastel portraits are highly realistic but have a softer, more velvety look than the coloured pencil drawings.

Size (in/cm)USDEUR
5.5 x 8.5″ / 14 x 22cm (A5)$8070€
9.4 x 12.6″ / 24 x 33cm (A4)$120105€
11.8 x 15.7″ / 30 x 40cm (A3)$180158€


If you like that soft and dreamy look, a watercolour portrait is the right option for you!

Size (in/cm)USDEUR
5.5 x 8.5″ / 14 x 22cm (A5)$3531€
8.5 x 12″ / 21 x 30cm (A4)$5044€


The current rate of the Icelandic postal services at the time of booking for an insured, registered shipment will be added to the total cost. The final shipping cost depends on the size and number of drawings (weight) and starts at 9€ for Europe and $12 (USD) for rest of world. All shipments are insured for the full portrait price.