Originally Posted by AllieMackie
Personally I get a bit tired of pet portrait artists who only copy photos. I find it usually makes a portrait lifeless and dull. I work from specific photos when requested, and even then I tend to add a touch of flair.
The important part is bringing out the animal's personality!
Also, having some blurry/bad photos is no big deal. I like having at least one better-quality photo of the pet, if possible, to make sure I get markings and such correct.
I <3 you for this! These turned out so fabulous! Wish I wasn't broke. Some day! *pumps fist at the sky*