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

I require a 20% deposit of the portrait price upon booking. The rest will be due before shipment once the portrait is finished. I will send you updates throughout the drawing process to make sure that you will be entirely happy with the final artwork.  I accept PayPal (incl. credit card) and SEPA bank transfers.

Contact me to secure your slot! Email: | Instagram: @ilonatdesign | Phone: +354 77 35 765


See prices below for different mediums. Prices are for a single subject pet portrait without background, exclusive of shipping costs. Prices are subject to change.

Multiple subject pet portraits, human portraits and added detailed backgrounds are available upon request – ask for a quote!

Coloured pencil, single subject

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) USDEURISK
5.5 x 8.5″ / 14 x 22cm (A5)$110100€15.500kr.
9 x 12″ / 23 x 30.5cm (A4)$197180€28.000kr.
12 x 15.5″ / 30 x 40cm (A3) $285 260€ 40.500kr.

Graphite pencil, single subject

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

Size (in/cm) USDEURISK
5.5 x 8.5″ / 14 x 22cm (A5)$8880€12.500kr.
9 x 12″ / 23 x 30.5cm (A4)$151140€22.300kr.

Pastel, single subject

If you’re a fan of a more artistic, sketchier look, a pastel portrait is for you! I draw my pastel portraits on velour sheets which give the portrait a soft and textured look.

Size (in/cm)USDEURISK
9.4 x 12.6″ / 24 x 33cm$6056€8.900kr.
11.8 x 15.7″ / 30 x 40cm$10093€14.800kr.

Watercolour, single subject

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

Size (in/cm)USDEURISK
5.5 x 8.5″ / 14 x 22cm$3532€5.200kr.
8.5 x 12″ / 21 x 30cm$6055€8.500kr.


Shipping cost: current rate of the Icelandic postal services at the time of booking for an insured, trackable shipment will be added to the total cost. All shipped portraits are insured for the portrait price.

Examples of the different mediums