Pet Portrait Prices- How Much Does it Cost to Commission a Pet Portrait?

I imagine you will be wondering, how much does it cost to commission a pastel pet portrait? Here I will hopefully answer all your questions relating to pet portrait prices.

Here you will find some information on what is included in the price, and my pet portrait price lists below, for both coloured pencils and pastel pencil portraits. You can find my animal-specific pet portrait pricing pages, which include more details on sizing below.

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"She was thrilled with the portrait, everything was to hers and our liking, thank you so much. We know where to come for future projects!"-Jennifer and family, a surprise Christmas commission

Pet Portrait Prices- What is included?

  • Guidance and help in taking and choosing the perfect photo for your pet portrait

  • A pet portrait completed using only the highest quality materials

  • Progress pictures as your commission is created

  • Your pet portrait will be mounted using conservation standard mountboard

  • An artwork care guide, so your artwork can last a lifetime

Gerbil Pastel Drawing Portrait

5x7 inch Mini Portrait - £90

Accurately described as a mini portrait, this is round the size of a large postcard. Great for little gifts if you have a tight budget, quick portraits if short on time, or if your photo isn't good enough for a larger portrait. Also suits small animals like gerbils perfectly.

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8x10 inch Pet Portrait - £140

Great all-rounder. Perfect for single head and neck portraits of dogs, small horse portraits. Comes in a 10x12 inch mount, which is very easy to frame.

black labrador pastel pet portrait

16x12 inch Pet Portrait - £250

Good for head and neck portraits of large breed dogs, small full-body portraits and multiple pets on one portrait. Are mounted to a total size of 16x20 inches.

Pet Portrait Prices - Other Sizes

These are my standard sizes, however, I can do any other size you would like, I just have a few standard options for ease of choice. The price scales with size and I try my best to ensure sizes end up being easy to frame. 

I always advise on what is the best for the photos you have, so please enquire and I will help you in your decision-making process.

The largest size I have done by commission so far is 16x20 inches, and the largest I did of my dog Monty was 18x24 inches. The paper I use comes in sheets up to 50x70 cm, so currently, this is the largest that is possible.

Springer Spaniel Pastel Pet Portrait Prices - showing the size and prices of a pastel pet portrait

Here shows a finished 8"x10" pastel pet portrait in its mount. All you need to do is find a 10"x12" frame to suit your taste and decor. As you can see the portrait fills a reasonable space within the mount.

Pet Portrait Prices- What Size Portrait Should I Commission?

There are a couple of factors that can affect what size portrait you should commission, not just the price. 

5"x7"- Mini Portrait-Perfect for a small portrait of head and shoulders only. Not suitable for more than 1 subject.

8"x10"- Single head and shoulder, or smaller full-body portraits. Not suitable for more than 1 subject. 

12"x16" - Extra large head and shoulder portraits, larger single full-body portraits, and more than 1 subject.

I also do square portraits, if your photo will look better as a square pet portrait I will let you know. These are my standard sizes, however, I can do any size on request if you would prefer an alternative.

If you have any questions, with no obligation to book, do not hesitate to contact me

Pet Portrait Prices - Postage

Postage in the UK is via Royal Mail Special delivery and is £5 for Mini Portraits (5x7 and below) £10 for 8x10 inch and £15 for 12x16 (These have to be posted via ParcelForce).  Your portrait will be extremely well packaged to prevent damage. International postage is dependent on the country, so please email me for a quote.

You are of course welcome to collect if you live locally, I am located near Matlock in Derbyshire.

Pet Portrait Gift Certificates

Left it too late to commission a portrait as a gift, or not sure exactly what they want? You can always buy a gift certificate. If you do this, I will design a personalised gift voucher card designed either with the recipient's pet, or a piece of my artwork. The cost of this is the value of the voucher, plus £3. Find out more on my Pet Portrait Gift Vouchers page.

Got any questions regarding commissioning a pet portrait? Head over to my F.A.Q's page, or want to learn more about how the commissioning process works? Check out my step by step guide to commissioning a pet portrait.

If you want to commission your own pet portrait, all you need to do is get in touch with me either by email or phone and we can start from there.

If you've got an exact idea of what you want, with photos in mind, that's great let me know and send over your photos in your email.

Likewise, if you are unsure as to exactly what you want, I can help you in taking suitable photos and help you in choosing the best layout/ size for your custom pet portrait. Take a look at my step by step guide to commissioning a pet portrait to learn about the commissioning process.

How to Book Your Pet Portrait