All About Pet Portraits

A great season to immortalize your pet with a portrait...

Family - the one word which warms your heart with all the cozy feelings because of all the homey emotions that are attached to it. But family need always be humans only. The addition of pets into a household is a step that needs a lot of strength and affection because adopting pets is not very simple. But despite that, the best part is when your non-human pals come into your life and complete you.

The adoption of pets come with a long dream that several people cherish from their childhoods or may be the result of just a whirlwind trip to the pet shop where you HAD to adopt your pet. So many pet parents and even you may have wanted to have a cat or a dog, or even others as pets but were not allowed as children. Or there are other people (or, you) who may be reluctant because the responsibility that comes with pets is huge. But, in the adoption shelter or the pet shop, the first time you set eyes upon your furry friend, your world changed.

You saw your furry mate, and you knew this is it. From that moment itself, that pet became the most treasured being of your life. And why shouldn't it be?!

A pet does not discriminate. A pet will never judge you. It will always look up to you when it needs something. Your pet-pal is someone who never hates you and does anything that is not expected by you of it. Isn't that better than more than half of your human relations?

Your pets are best companions when you want to pour your heart out, and they WILL listen to the whole story without interrupting you ever.

They watch all your favorite movies with you, which you are embarrassed to let others know that you even watch. Moreover, your pets give the best and warmest snuggles. When there is this much that your pooches do for you, isn't it mandatory that you give something in return? Because their feeding and littering is something you will simply have to do, it doesn't count as much big sign for your affection for your pets. But what does?

Something that actually shows the depths of your affection for your snuggly, furry friends is the place on your wall where you hang lovely portraits of them! And if you don't have a portrait of your pet hanging magnificently in your living room, now is the time to get one.

However, if you are stuck and do not know where to begin, here are listed three interesting ways to make a pet portrait.

1. A custom-made portrait from a camera shot

Custom made because your pet is as original as anything will ever be! You can reduce all the hassle of a custom-made portrait just by clicking a few buttons.

How to make it?

  • Take a picture of your dog for dog portraits or of any other pet.
  • Upload it to CanvasPop. It offers great deals on custom pet portraits, be it dog portraits or any other pet.
  • Choose the color of the template to fit the spirit of your pet, and also get your pet's name signed on to the portrait.
  • Get your personalized pet portrait by paying a minimalistic fee!
  • Additionally, you can make it more exciting by adding a good sweater or draping a pet jacket over your pal.

Isn't this simply the easy way to get your pet the best gift, and that also one that will let them know that they mean the world to you.

Clicking pictures of pets is by far one of the most difficult things you will do. They get distracted with the blink of an eye. But with the following tips, you will get the best click always.

What to do to take good pet pictures?

  • If taking pictures of your pets is difficult, hang, or place a treat from your camera or on your camera.
  • The camera need not be a high edge. A phone camera with decent pixel quality will do it.
  • Make sure that the picture you take is from the front and not much above or below the eye level.
  • Do not cut the face (ears too) out of the frame.
  • When taking a picture of your pet, make sure that the surroundings are well lit. Your pet deserves all the highlights.
  • You will know a good click when you see one.

Do these now and get the best dog portraits ever for your doggo

2. Digital pet portrait

Digital photography has come a long way and is here to stay. A portrait made by digital art is one way to show your love for your cuddle buddy.

Some fun tips to add to the picture that you will convert digitally: -

  • Take a shot of more than one pet in a single frame. Though with double, trouble is also double, pets do look good when they relish with their non-human best friends.
  • A big goofy smile over the lovely face of your pet will add to the digital character of the portrait.

If you want to experiment with the digital shading skills you can: -

  • Place your pet in shadow and light when you take a picture to convert digitally.
  • Take side shots of them playing on a green lawn, where you can mimic their natural shadow digitally.

3. Painted pet portraits: -

If you are a big painting maniac and want to honor your art by making it worthy of your royally incredible pet, you can do a portrait of them on a canvas all by yourselves.

Ideas for painted pet portraits: -

Because painted portraits differ from the first two ways in a great deal, the ideas for them need to be different yet creative too.

  • You could paint a portrait of them and you together because you both need to be cherished together forever!
  • Painting oneself may prove difficult. So, you could take a picture of you with your back turned walking your pet, which is much easier to paint.
  • Or you could paint a portrait of your pet on its back, on a black canvas studded with sparkly rhinestones as stars and treat your pet like the celestial being that it is.

Pets are basically family, and they deserve as much physical space in your house as they have in your heart. Memories of them and with them are one of your most treasured things. So make sure that you make a hard copy of those memories, and adoringly establish them in your household. Let your pet see your love for them by themselves!


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