Watercolor and Oil Pet Portrait Paintings Now Available

I am excited to announce that I am now offering pet portraits in my Etsy shop. These portraits will be offered at $65, but right now are being offered at the special introductory price of only $45! Get yours now, because this deal won’t last long.

Watercolor pet portrait| Smithsquad.com | Digital Painting | Digital art | Watercolor art
Watercolor style

This beautiful digitally hand painted art is the perfect way to display portraits of your pet in your home. It can also be used as a spectacularly unique holiday card, birthday gift, anniversary gift or to celebrate any other special occasion.

Each pet portrait is hand painted by me using Corel Painter and Photoshop. Using your reference photo I carefully choose my colors, brush types, and strokes to create a traditional painting with digital media. Your portrait is then sent to you as a high resolution JPEG with a full release for printing with your favorite company. These are beautiful as framed prints or gallery wrapped canvases. They can also be very stunning on the new metal style prints.

Watercolor pet portrait| Smithsquad.com | Digital Painting | Digital art | Watercolor art
Oil Style

The price listed is for up to two subjects. Additional subjects can be added at a rate of $25 per subject. If you would like to add subjects please message me so that I can create a custom listing for you.

This item is made to order – Please allow for a turnaround time of 2-4 weeks.
If you need it sooner, contact me first about rush order availability and I will see what I can do to help you!!

Watercolor pet portrait| Smithsquad.com | Digital Painting | Digital art | Watercolor art
Oil Style

~~~How This Works~~~

Step 1: Purchase the listing on Etsy or email/message me directly

Step 2: Upon purchase, send your desired reference photo to emily@Smithsquad.com. Clear photos with good lighting are important.

Step 3: I begin painting! You will receive a small reference file to approve before finalizing the image and I will do up to 2 rounds of revisions. Additional rounds of revisions can be requested at a rate of $25 per round.

Step 4: After I get your final approval, I will send the image to you as a high resolution JPEG along with a full print release.

Watercolor pet portrait| Smithsquad.com | Digital Painting | Digital art | Watercolor art
Oil Style

Are you ready to get started? Check out my Etsy shop now or send me a message!

Would you like to win a free pet portrait? comment below with your pets name(s) and why you love them. I will choose a winner on Tuesday August 16. 

Unslumping Myself- A Day of Art

I’ve been in a major creative slump lately. I think more than anything it’s just pure exhaustion! The uncomfortableness of the third trimester of pregnancy and now having a newborn means sleep is a rare commodity. Thankfully last night I slept like a rock in between baby wakings. I have decided to dedicate today to being artistic.

I have three things I’m hoping to work on today. First I want to get some practice in on my Calligraphy. I have a coloring page all ready to go except for the words at the top. I want to write them in my calligraphy, but I need to practice the phrase a few times first to get it right.

Learn for a Latte Worksheet |SmithSquad.com | I got this awesome practice worksheet from The Postman's Knock |Learning modern calligraphy
One of my Learn for a Latte worksheets from “The Postman’s Knock”

The second thing I want to work on is creating at least one new coloring page for my motherhood coloring book. I told myself I’d have the whole book done by March 31st. Clearly that did not happen. I completely overestimated my ability to work on it. I didn’t really factor in the third trimester exhaustion and hormones when making my plans. Time to get back on the horse and get some new pages created.

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The drawing that inspired the idea for my coloring book

Third I want to watch more of my Watercolor 101 class from CreativeLive and play around with the techniques presented. I have Derwent watercolor pencils, Sakura Koi watercolor brush markers and Simply Art watercolor cakes. I’ve enjoyed playing around with each of them, but frankly don’t really know what I’m doing. Watercolor is a new medium for me that I’m excited to get to know better.

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My first attempt coloring with the Sakura Koi brush markers

I’m hoping that by dedicating a day to being artistic, doing some things I’m familiar with as well as working on new techniques, I can get back into the flow of things where I spend at least an hour or two a day working on my art. I’ve got to get out of this slump!

What do you do when you are in a creative slump? Do you have any awesome calligraphy, coloring pages, or watercolor works to inspire me with? Share links in the comments so I can check them out!