How to Be a Successful Animal Portrait Artist

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Flo Perry is a freelance writer and illustrator, and pet portraits are her bread and butter. She started creating these images after a friend asked her to do one for their cat, and the commissions have since exploded. Now, she’s created hundreds of pet portraits and has turned the endeavor into a full-time business.

To make a career out of this type of art, it’s important for new pet portrait artists to establish their own unique style and point of view. This helps set them apart from their peers and can help them build a strong portfolio that will attract clients. For this reason, it’s also helpful for pet portrait artists to work with a variety of mediums and subjects. Resd more

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Another aspect of being a successful pet portrait artist is building a strong online presence. This can be done by maintaining a website that showcases the best of your work and listing the services that you offer. It’s also a good idea to maintain active social media accounts where you can promote your work and engage with potential clients.

When taking photos of pets, it’s important to take them on a bright day and with the light shining directly on the animal. This helps bring out the colors and highlights in their fur. The image on the left below is of a dog named Whiskey that was taken under dim conditions, while the picture on the right is of the same dog on a sunny day with the sunlight coming from the photographer’s side and bathing the pet in warm light.