[box type=”info” border=”full”]Update (11/04/12): My pet portraits are now only available through drawmyface.co.uk – Please visit the site to see what’s currently available.[/box]
I’ve had quite a few people contact me since I started doing pet portraits again, saying that they would love to get one, but they just can’t afford to spend that much.
I would love to offer them cheaper, but for the amount of time it takes to paint a highly detailed portrait, I just couldn’t afford to lower the price.
However, I want to make these pet portraits affordable for more people, so I have been working on a new, less detailed painting style, which I can complete much faster, but still results in a beautiful painting.
The ‘alla prima’ style portrait is much looser and more painterly, with visible brushstrokes, giving it more of a traditionally painted look, which a lot of people will prefer. Here’s an example of the alla prima style:
As you can see, from a distance, the painting still looks pretty realistic, but if you click on the image to enlarge it, you will see where the brushwork has been left more loose, rather than being brought to a detailed finish.
These alla prima style pet portraits are now available for much less than the more detailed ones, and that includes a photo quality print. For price details and printing options, check out
the pet portraits page www.drawmyface.co.uk.
I’d love to know what you think of this new style. Do you prefer the more painterly appearance, or do you like the fine details? Let me know in the comments below.