The Process

1. The Photograph

The most important thing is a really nice photograph - good light, clear features, plenty of detail.


You are welcome to bring your dog to me for a photoshoot, if distance allows.


When that's not possible, you can email me high quality photographs.  I've made a quick guide to taking the perfect photograph.  Download the pdf:

How to Photograph Your Pet
a quick guide for taking photos for me to draw from
How to Photograph Your Pet.pdf
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2. The Quote

We'll have a chat about the final size of the drawing and any other details.  I'll then give you a final quote and a timescale.  There is usually a three month waiting list.  Make sure you let me know if the drawing is a gift for a birthday or anniversary so I can ensure it is ready on time.


There are also some optional extras you can order, such as custom notecards or letter writing paper featuring the finished drawing.


Click here for more information about pricing and fees.

3. The Drawing

When I'm ready to begin the drawing I'll let you know.  Payment in full or a deposit of 50% is due at this point. I accept payment via BACS, paypal or cheque.


The drawings are pencil portraits on board, with the option of colour added with watercolour.

4. Delivery

You can either collect the drawing from my home in Scottish Borders or I can arrange to have it sent by a next-day recorded delivery service.


I no longer do framing myself but can arrange to have the drawing framed for you. 


For more information about commissioning a portrait, please contact me on 01573 440684 or at

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