As I work with two different styles of drawing, I am available to commission for either style depending on what you may be after:

HYPERREALISM (eg. Pet Portrait Commissions or Wildlife pieces)
ZENART (eg. Personalised Name Art or Mandala designs)

All my drawings are created with high quality materials: professional, lightfast rated coloured pencils, artist grade lightfast pigment inks and quality acid-free 200-300gsm papers.
You will receive the original artwork, mounted and/or framed for your convenience.

Rates are in AUD. In order to secure a booking a deposit is required and Terms and Conditions form to be signed and returned.

PET PORTRAITS:

PRICING STRUCTURE

If you are interested in commissioning a pet portrait, the following are approximate rates based on a simplex/standard portrait. A finalised quote is made upon enquiry, when more information has been provided, as they are based on length of time required to complete the artwork, as well as which materials will be needed.

All rates are in AUD. In order to secure a booking a deposit is required and Terms and Conditions form to be signed and returned.

SINGLE PET PORTRAIT PRICING:

(e.g. Single subject, no background or name plate, mounted, but unframed)

1. 8×10” Portrait with the drawing in A5 size in the middle for $150
2. 11×14” Portrait with the drawing in A4 size in the middle for $210
3. 16×20” Portrait with the drawing in A3 size in the middle for $300

PHOTO REQUIREMENTS

Taking the right photo is a very important part in the process of creating your pet portrait! Reference photos must be high quality, clear and crisp, detailed and in a digital format.

Please feel free to contact me with any photo questions and I will happily let you know whether they are suitable, but as a general guide, I look for:

– High resolution photo taken with a digital camera
– Taken outside in natural daylight (Not direct sunlight, and no flash!)
– In focus! The clearer the eyes, the better, as the eyes convey the personality
– Photo taken down at eye level to your pet. This provides a good natural angle.

Example of a 'good' reference photo

Dog is in focus (particularly the eyes), photo is clear, and in bright, natural light, without being in direct sunlight. Dog is still, so nothing is blurry from movement. 

Example Good Photo
Example of a 'bad' reference photo

Even though this photo is in focus, having the dog in direct sunlight like this (especially a black one!) warps the colours and has heavy, dark shadows over their features. 

Example Bad Photo

ZEN-ART

PRICING STRUCTURE

If you are interested in commissioning a zen-art piece (such as a personalised name plaque or mandala design), the following are approximate rates. Finalised quotes are made when an enquiry is made and more information has been provided, as costs are based on length of time required to complete the artwork, as well as which materials will be needed.

Rates are in AUD. In order to secure a booking a deposit is required and Terms and Conditions form to be signed and returned. .

1. 8×10” mount with the drawing in A5 size in the middle for $150
2. 11×14” mount with the drawing in A4 size in the middle for $210
3. 16×20” mount with the drawing in A3 size in the middle for $300

 

get your own piece of art today

Simply send us a photo of what you would like to get illustrated, style and size and we’ll provide you with an obligation free quote and suggestions on what we think you’ll love.

CONTACT US

Marika Paarman
Owner / Illustrator

SHIPPING

Postage to anywhere in Australia is $12, for tracked, parcel post delivered using Australia Post. For anywhere else in the world your parcel will be sent tracked, please contact me for an individual shipping quote.