The Process

YOU'VE DECIDED you want a painting of your pet. The most important task you have is to provide a few of your favorite photographs. They should be clear, good quality and in focus. The subject matter can be a traditional portrait pose or one with a more unusual setting, like your cat wrapped in the Sunday paper on your bed, or the dog hanging off the back of your pickup. At illdrawyourpet, we like to paint stories about your pets. So show us what you’ve got, no matter how crazy or unusual. Chances are you've got a real gem in that multitude of pet photos on your phone. Pick your favorites and order a painting.

How It Works

THE PROCESS for a paper or digital caricature of your pet is a simple one. The cost for a 9x12" paper, or 6x9" digital is $45 per pet, plus shipping. Send me your photograph via IDYP order form (under the Order A Painting tab on this website), or through Facebook Messenger @ErinLeahyMauterer. You'll receive a prompt reply, and an invoice with cost and delivery date. Digital portraits are transferred electronically, paper caricatures are sent and include a tracking number. Your caricature will usually be on its way to you within a week, and you will receive a confirmation message. Payment is due upon commission, and can be made online through PayPal or Square, or by check (upon approval).

  • THE PROCESS for the watercolor paintings is a bit more involved, here's what you can expect:

  • You'll receive an email acknowledgement that your photos have been received, and we’ll do a preliminary sketch of your pet and email it to you.
  • Once the sketch is complete, we'll talk together about the portrait, and the price and size of your painting will be set. Revisions will be made to the sketch and sent for your approval.
  • Upon approval, you'll receive an email notice with a secure link to make a deposit on the project.
  • Payments can be made online with MasterCard, VISA, Discover and American Express.
  • Your sketch will be added to the queue of portraits to be painted, and you’ll receive a time frame of when you can expect your finished painting.
  • You will be sent an email notice when your painting is underway.
  • When your painting is complete and ready to ship, you'll receive an email invoice with a secure link to make a final payment on the project. We'll provide a tracking number for you to follow your shipment.
  • You can expect delivery of your painting within four to six weeks from the start of the project.

    PEOPLE always ask, “How much do your paintings cost?” Because every portrait is unique, it’s important that we connect so we can give you a specific, firm price. Prices for watercolor paintings start at $500. Size, number of animals in the portrait and technique are all factors in your quote. Paper and digital caricature portraits are $45. plus shipping. Please don’t hesitate to contact illdrawyourpet for more information. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express.

    SEND US your photographs. We’ll be happy to help you choose the best.