Friday, September 6, 2019

Give a gift that will be cherished forever, a hand drawn portrait of your beloved pet!

This amazing portrait of two of our family pets who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge was hand drawn for me by Genevieve Schlueter, the owner of Schlueter Sketch Studios.  


Genevieve is an amazing artist, she perfectly captured the likeness of both of my dogs.  So much so that it is almost like looking at a black and white photograph.  Trooper and Pugly were both very much loved in my family.  But we didn't have them at the same time.  My Mom brought Pugly home after we lost Trooper.  Because they are both missed so much, I thought it would be nice to surprise my Mom with a portrait of the two of them together.  So I gave Genevieve a photo of each of them and asked her if she could put them both into one drawing.  She did such an amazing job of it, and my Mom cried when she opened it up and saw it.  Her first words were, "They're together!"

TROOPER

PUGLY 
 




The photos above are the ones I gave to her for reference.  As you can see, she absolutely nailed their likenesses in her drawing.  She even added their names on their tags, which I thought was a wonderful touch!





She packaged the completed portrait and mailed it directly to my Mom.  And even the way she packaged it was adorable, as shown in the photo above.

You can see more examples of Genevieve's awesome talent in the photo above.  On the left are her drawings and on the right are the original photos that she used as reference while drawing them. 

Close up of the portrait Genevieve did for me so you can see the details.

Genevieve is a self taught artist.  She has been in business for 16 years, but has been drawing her whole life.  She loves all types of animals, and will draw any of them, but dogs are her absolute favorite.  You can see more examples of her work on her website and on her etsy shop.  She also does human portraits as well.  The order process is very easy, just click on the "Commission a Portrait" tab and select the size of the drawing you would like to have done on her website, or purchase the type and size you want to have done from her etsy shop.  Then provide her a photo or photos for reference.  She will work with you to give you the perfect portrait.  Prices vary depending on the size of the drawing and the number of subjects you want to have included.

14 comments:

  1. I just love this! What a great memory. I might have to do this with my cats.

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  2. I love these. I would love to have one of my pet.

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  3. Oh these are beautiful - I have to admit I do love anything personalised of pets, I have some nice ones done of my Sally dog.

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  4. Ha! Wow, those are really good. I see CHRISTMAS PRESENT ideas right here!

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  5. What a lovely idea. I would love to get one of my late dog, Milo!

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  6. That is beautiful! I would love to be able to draw like this! It is a wonderful to alway shave you pet with you no matter what.

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  7. We have done portraits of our dogs and we love them. It is nice to be able to go and see the dogs that are no longer with us. The drawings help us remember.

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  8. Oh, my goodness! What a beautiful portrait. I would love to get one for our first dog who passed away a year ago. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. She's very talented! I love the portraits I have of my dogs. One day I hope to get portraits of the dogs we had when I was a kid.

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  10. wow! What a beautiful idea! I know that my mother-in-law will love a gift like this!

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  11. This is a lovely idea! She is doing a great job with all the portraits!

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  12. I literally have tears in my eyes. Those portraits are so sweet! The image of each little angel is captured with such love.

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  13. This is such a sweet gift. I know pet owners would totally appreciate a gift like this. My cousin would want this of her dog.

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  14. I love this idea and these portraits are so beautiful. I wish to receive this kind of gift on my birthday.

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