A beautiful way to show your love for a pet or memorialize a deceased animal is with a custom-made pet portrait. Whether you’re looking for a wall-hanging portrait of your dog or cat, a digital pet illustration, or embroidery to give as a gift, there are many Best pet portrait canvases available from artists who specialize in pet portraits. Some offer free shipping worldwide.
How do you make a digital pet portrait in Canva?
To create a good pet portrait, you need to start with a good photograph of the subject. This doesn’t need to be a professional DSLR camera, but something with a good amount of clarity and light is necessary to capture the details you’ll be painting. It’s also important to have a picture of the entire subject at eye level, rather than a top down angle. This can distort the proportions of the head and body, making them look larger than they actually are in the picture.
Next, focus on the eyes and nose of your pet. These are the two features that the viewer will notice first in your work. With acrylics, it’s easiest to draw the outline of these features with a thin line of black before you start adding other colors. Then, add darker shades of gray around the edges of the eyes to establish the contrast with the lighter colors of the face.
If your pet has a wet snout, you can add reflected colors to the furs of the face to make them appear more realistic. Typically, you’ll use a mix of titanium white with a bit of black to create these colors.