Commission pet portraits

Dog, greyhound portrait, pet portrait       pastel pet portrait in progress

How to commission pencil pet portraits – in pencil or colour

Welcome…. My pet portraits are all drawn by hand to be as realistic and lifelike as possible (in colour pastel pencil or black and white graphite) Every portrait is carefully drawn to capture your pets character and personality.

To commission a pet portrait simply have a look at the size options below. I’m happy to advise on the best size if you are unsure.

You can contact me via email or the contact page and I can answer any questions you may have and book the portrait in for you. All I need are the photos of your pet and your contact details. I will be able to give you a completion time (please let me know if you need the portrait for a special date such as a birthday or Christmas etc)

Payment for pet portraits (except miniatures which can be purchased here online) is due on completion of the drawing. If you don’t love your portrait then you are under no obligation to purchase it! I will email a photo of the finished portrait for you to approve before requesting payment via Pay Pal or bank transfer. I can then arrange delivery of the original drawing on your preferred day.

Please choose from one of the following options for your portrait

Miniature portraits

Mini pet portraits for £80 each, delivered framed and ready to hang. size 4 x 4″ (6 x6″ framed) Buy now just £80 (free delivery)!

Regular portraits

Realistic, life like pet portraits head/shoulders or your whole pet in a range of sizes, Book now!

Life sized portraits

Realistic large and extra large, life sized pet portrait commissions


All portraits are completed in pencil on a high quality Bristol board surface, to last for years to come. Pastel portraits are on coloured Pastelmat.

I draw all types of pets and wild animals, dogs and cats, rabbits, small animals (hamsters etc) horses and ponies and reptiles (lizards, snakes etc) I also draw portraits of children, people and cars, motorbikes, house and building as well as scenery. Examples below:

Pastel black lab drawing portrait

pastel pet portraits drawing by Julie Rhodes labrador

tabby cat pencil pet portrait by Julie Rhodes

pet portrait kitten in pastel

black cat trio pet portrait in pencil

german shepherd dog pencil pet portrait, by Julie Rhodes

two dogs, spaniels pet portrait in black and white

Staffy, stafordshire terrier pet portrait, dog drawings by Julie

wildlife pencil drawing by artist Julie Rhodes, pencil drawing in black and white

cornwall harbour pencil drawing in blacj and white, high detail. By portrait artist Julie Rhodes