This post is a part of Custom Pet Portrait series, where I share an in-depth look and answer questions. The rest of the posts are linked at the end of this post.
In this Custom Pet Portraits blog series, I’ve shared some portraits of super cute dogs, answered frequently asked questions about ordering a portrait, and explained how I create them so that they capture the unique personality of each pet.
In this post, I want to show some of the other things that you could do with your pet’s portrait if you purchase the digital artwork file as well.
Digital artwork files explained
First, you may be thinking, “What is this ‘digital artwork file’?” Basically it’s the computer image I create of your pet. When you place your order, it automatically includes an 8×10 art print shipped to you. The digital artwork file is the file I create so that art print can be made.
I explain more about this file type in the previous post about my process. But to recap, it’s a type of file that can be scaled up or down without losing quality, making it versatile and applicable to lots of different uses besides the art print.
This digital artwork file is created for every order whether or not you’d like to upgrade your order to include it for yourself. So really there’s no pressure for you to buy it right away because I’ll always have it in my files.
The price to upgrade
If you’d like to purchase this digital artwork file, the cost is $35 per pet. Or, if you’ve opted to have multiple pets illustrated on the same page, it’s just $35 for the group as one image.
This upgrade allows you to use the illustration however you’d like. However, it doesn’t give you exclusive rights. As the creator, Oxford Dogma also retains the rights to use the artwork in marketing communications and printed pet products.
So what could you do with the digital file of your pet’s portrait?
An art print makes a thoughtful personalized gift for a pet lover, but there are a lot of other ways the illustration can be used.
- kitchen towel (I received a couple of kitchen towels recently with dog artwork on them and they add a special, personal touch to my kitchen)
- napkins (Thinking of having a birthday party for your dog? This would be perfect!)
- food or water bowl for your dog (No question whose bowl it is.)
- pillow (Your dog owns the couch anyway, right?)
- notepad (Jotting notes gets a lot more fun with your pet’s illustration on each page)
- greeting cards
Clothing and accessories:
- t-shirt (Like I did with my little Pipsqueak!)
- tote bag
And some things don’t cost any extra aside from the upgrade price:
- desktop wallpaper
- social media profile image (Does your dog have an Instagram account? You could use the illustration for the profile image!)
How to order your own Custom Pet Portrait
Do you know someone who’d love to receive a custom-illustrated art print of their pet? (Or is that someone you??) Send me a note with the form on my contact page and I’ll follow up with next steps.
- Custom portraits capture the unique personality of your pet (the original post with the story behind how I started making the portraits)
- How to put those pet photos filling up your smartphone to use (these dogs made the most adorable subjects!)
- FAQs about the portrait (how it works, what you’ll need to provide)
- A look at my creation process (how I turn your photos into a custom digital illustration and art print)
- you are here — What you can do with the digital file upgrade option (if you want to show your pet love in ways besides the 8×10 art print)