I offer two different kinds of Pet Portraits...
"Pet Studies" and "Digital Drawings"
Pet Studies are like sketches taken straight from an artists' sketchbook. I work quickly and intuitively, aiming to capture expression, movement and texture. My "Pet Studies" are designed to be commissioned as part of a beautiful collection of sketches rather than a singular drawing. I feel they are best appreciated like this because they offer a fully rounded exploration of a pet's character, with the potential to show them doing all the things they love - running, playing, sleeping - in a fluid sketchy style with the emphasis on artistic expression rather than realistic detail. There are different size packages to choose from, which make very unique personalised gifts. Keep scrolling down for the link to my shop.
Digital Drawings are hand-sketched using a stylus onto a digital device, and then printed using archival inks onto an A4 sheet of beautiful German Etching paper by a professional printing company, with mounting and framing options available. I have two styles, one is more bold, and the other is softer with more of a loose and sketchy vibe. When you commission a Digital Drawing, you get a single detailed drawing professionally printed in A4, plus a watermarked digital image of your portrait to share on social media. You can also order extra prints. For pricing, keep scrolling down for the link to my shop.
"An excellent artist who really captured the character & look of my lurcher with her digital art. I'm really fussy, it has to be structurally sound as well as having the right spirit & Zara has got this just right. Thank you so much for my portrait of Cael, I totally love it. In addition she had kindly donated the opportunity to get the picture to a charity auction so not only did I get a brilliant picture but she kindly helped a very deserving charity. Brilliant." Catherine Williams
"Absolutely awesome pics. Zara really captures the spirit of the dog in her drawings." Looloo Mizzi
"Zara, thanks for the wonderful portraits of my Springer Spaniel, Molly. They were more than I could have asked or imagined. Thank you, thank you! What a skillful hand and creative touch. Very nice. Much appreciated. You "nailed it!" Did I mention the packaging and presentation?? Artistic and skillful, as well. I know you spent much time making sure an excellent product was just as well delivered, proper and bespoke! This is a real treasure." Michael Kuhn
"Amazing drawings, no doubt that it's my dog she drew. I love each one she did for me." Heidi Agerbo
"I can say it in one word..fantastic! Very happy with my drawings of Odie and Diesel they are spot on. Used the cards of Odie as weddingcards and now we have a very special memory of Diesel who was with us for more than 16 years and sadly died the 26th of july of this year. Thank you Zara...I love them." Anja Wever
"I've just received my portraits from Zara and they are beautiful! Both my dogs are sighthounds which I think can be hard to capture in a drawing but the likeness and movement in all the pictures is wonderful. Totally thrilled and would certainly recommend." Alexandra Watts
"Wow! I have just received Zara Ms drawings of my galgo cross Burt. They are totally stunning. She has captured his personality and look perfectly and they will soon be gracing my wall. I am delighted and would recommend anyone thinking of getting their pet or pets drawn to use Opulent pets and Zara M. I will be getting my 2 cats done just as soon as I can decide on the photos to send. Just fantastic, thank you!" Leigh Sedgley
"Love love love our drawings! She captured the essence perfectly. My 2,5 year old daughter en our dogs together, she will take this with her the rest of her life." Imke Monique Abma
"Beautiful drawings received today. They're really lovely and came beautifully packaged too. Great personal service, thank you!" Julia Brooks
"Just received 3 charcoal drawings of our lovely Lucas. I supplied Zara with a couple of difficult photos to draw and she managed to produce beautiful pictures - especially the one of our boy, his ball and his shadow!" Maria Crook
"Zara has drawn both of my dogs twice now and I really couldn't be happier with my drawings, they really are fantastic, she has captured both of their personalities perfectly. In one of the photographs my little girl was in, I very cheekily asked if she could draw her in the picture too, Zara told me that she wasn't a people artist but she would have a go, I'm so please she did cause the result is amazing. I can't recommend Zara enough, she really is one talented person xx" Tracy Smith
"Should be an option for more than 5 stars! I got drawings done of our two cats and our dog before Christmas. I wanted to peek but the package was so beautifully wrapped that I couldn't bear to, so it went under the tree as a pressie for us from the boys. So, so beautiful! Thank you so much! X" Catriona Beveridge
"Zara is an excellent artist and captured each of our three dogs perfectly. Their different personalities really shone through in the drawings. On top of that the communication with Zara and her friendliness was second to non. Great value for money and I highly recommend her." Linda Pinnell
"Zara sketched our Sheba , she caught Sheba's character and her movement in the drawings, it brought a wee tear to my eye. I would thoughly recommend Zara if you would like a sketch of your beloved pet. Oh and the packaging was lovely, thanks again Zara think I will have to get another dog just so you can sketch them for me." Sheba Mackenzie Rix
"So pleased with the drawings Zara did of my 2 greyhounds/whippet and lurcher (my husband was also included!) She has really captured everyone's likeness and the drawings will take pride of place on my wall. Fab communication all the way through and a fast turnaround. She is a very talented artist. Thanks so much xxx" Shelley L Brook
"Zara is a fabulous artist. She has captured the personalities of my 3 poppets so well and I cannot recommend her highly enough. In the dealings I have had with her you can tell she loves her art and when you get the final product you can see that too. AMAZING" Kate Devereux
"Have just received drawings of our lurcher Bella which is a present for my husband. I am so pleased with them they really catch her personality. Zara is so talented and offers a great service presenting the drawings in simple but tasteful wrapping. Can't wait to give him the pictures. He will love them." Lesley Ward
"Amazing lady!. I had portraits of my old girl, Jade, who we lost in September. Then loved them so much I had a fourth portrait of my new girl, Summer. Perfectly captured the personality of both dogs. Portraits also arrived very quickly and beautifully packaged. Highly recommended." Andrea Atterbury
"Just received my three drawings of my little beauty and I love them particularity liked the extra touch of the wrap and Beans name tag x" Nadine Wilford
"A very talented lady x drawings are excellent and can not wait for my parents to open the present on christmas day x" Helen Clark
"Wow! 5 stars from me for the amazing sketches Zara did of my two dogs! Really great likenesses and so quick too! Thank you xxx" Catherine Sidek
"I received Zara's drawings of our beautiful dogs yesterday and will be getting them up on the wall this weekend. Thank you so much Zara I love them x" Sheila Crisop
"Absolutely brililant would recommend without hesitation." Daphne Murby
"Love my sketches, thank you so much! Can't wait to gift them." Kim Crammond
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