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Commissions

If you’d like to commission an original drawing of your dog, cat or other animal, please drop me an email to discuss your needs.

I offer three types of commission which are outlined below. Prices given are for single portraits at approximately A3 size. For more than one animal, multiple portraits or larger sizes (up to 2A0), please get in touch with your requirements and I can provide a price.

Please note that October to December is my busiest time and the usual turnaround times listed below may not apply. I recommend getting in touch as early as possible for commissions required in time for Christmas.

Full terms and conditions for portraits are here.

In addition to the options below, I am also available for mural painting, commercial illustration and other unusual commissions. Get in touch for a chat.

Charcoal sketch.

Charcoal sketches – from £100

A simple, black and white charcoal drawing on 120gm cartridge paper.

How it works:

  • You provide a handful of high resolution photos by email.
  • Laura produces a charcoal sketch using the photos provided.
  • Minor adjustments can be accommodated where possible.
  • Usual turnaround time 1 week (depending on workload).
  • Price includes UK 2nd class postage. Additional postage costs apply outside the UK.
Artist portrait.

Artist portrait – from £250

A great value colour option where the artist takes the lead in creating the portrait.

How it works:

  • You provide a range of photos, preferably by email.
  • Laura produces a portrait, relying on her expertise and experience to create a style of portrait best suited to the source material.
  • Style and materials can vary depending on Laura’s preference, but can include watercolour, coloured pencil, ink, pastel, conte pencil, chalk or charcoal, and portraits can be black and white or in colour. All on high quality stretched 300gm watercolour paper.
  • adjustments can be accommodated where possible.
  • A 50% non-refundable deposit is required.
  • Usual turnaround time 4 weeks
  • Includes postage by suitably insured carrier within the UK.
Bespoke pet or dog portrait.

Bespoke portrait – from £450

For those who want to be more involved in the creative process.

How it works:

  • You provide a range of photos by email and Laura will liaise with you for some additional information on the subject.
  • Laura will work up a series of rough sketches, and you can feed back to her on pose, composition and orientation.
  • You choose which rough sketch you prefer, and Laura will turn it into a final piece.
  • Style and materials can vary depending on your preference (with Laura offering some advice on what will work best for the subject matter) but can include watercolour, coloured pencil, ink, pastel, conte pencil, chalk or charcoal, and portraits can be black and white or in colour.
  • Adjustments to the final piece can be accommodated where possible.
  • A 50% non-refundable deposit is required.
  • Usual turnaround time 6 weeks (but can vary depending on your feedback)
  • Includes postage by suitably insured carrier within the UK.