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modern pet portraits
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by Nick Oliver
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Fabulous, contemporary artwork
because they're worth it!
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Recent artwork commissioned by Google as a present to Zoella for gaining her 10,000,000th subscriber
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nala pug zoella
spacer Hi, I'm Nick and I create bold modern animal art and pet portraits from your best and most favourite photographs. For people who want a traditional style pet portrait there are many websites out there to accommodate, but if you are more adventurous and contemporary of mind and require something special to grace your wall, I am happy to create beautiful artwork that you will be proud to show off to your friends and family.
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  Take a look around the gallery and view the quality of the artwork. See if the strong, fresh, modern style that I work in would fit with your requirements.
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  Now the big question I'm sure you want to ask is 'How will you create my artwork?'
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  This is where you either embrace technology as a tool for the use of artists, as when a caveman pulled a burned a stick out of a fire and discovered that he could make marks with it. Or run away screaming witchcraft, witchcraft!
....Ah good, you're still here. Let me explain fully, now that all the luddites have left us. I use a Mac and Photoshop. As a traditional artist would use paper, paint and brushes I simply use digital paper, digital paint and digital brushes. If it were as simple as pressing a couple of buttons and applying a filter or two… Ah, if only it were. But it's not, and never will be. I build up layer after layer of colour and form, gradually creating the artwork using my experience and creative flair.
Shown below is a simplified example of the layer process
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beach_dog_proc
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beach_dog_proc
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beach_dog_proc
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beach_dog_proc
base layers + blocking in   legs + more body work   leg detail + mouth area   tongue + teeth + eye detail
 
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This probably leads you the question 'What will my finished artwork consist of?'
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This is easiest and most simply answered by saying that I will supply to you a high resolution jpeg file at A1 size (841mm x 594mm) for you to print from at almost any size and on any suitable surface, forever. The resolution and size of the file means it would be printable at even greater sizes than A1. And I would not be exaggerating to say that the bigger they are printed the better they look. Please bear in mind that the printing costs would be yours. But please also bear in mind that as you will have the high resolution artwork you will be able to print 'Fido's' image on anything you like, at any time you like, forever.
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That said, these are the 2 options that I offer. Option 2 seems to be the most popular as many people prefer to print up their artwork on large canvases (also there would be no postal costs).
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Option 1
I will supply to you one high quality A4 sized print on heavyweight matt finish art paper, PLUS the digital file of the artwork suitable to be printed at virtually any size (without pixilation), by yourself at your cost.
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Cost £102 + Postage (£9 currently)
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Option 2
I will supply to you the digital file of the artwork suitable to be printed at virtually any size (without pixilation), by yourself at your cost.
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Cost £95
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I'm sure you have many other questions that need to be answered and I hopefully answer most of them here.
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Take a good look around my site and please don't hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.
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