If you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate a friend on all-fours, or remember a pet-family-member you’ve lost- nothing beats a good hand-sketch.
The custom portrait industry have grown a lot in the past few years, with a lot of different “artists” rising up and showing up on Etsy promising to custom-make your pet photo into a portrait. As someone who’s been “living” online for the past 10 years, and has had her share of graphic design- I can clearly see that the majority of these “artists” basically use a generic computer software to create these portraits.
Sure of myself that there are still solid actual artists there I set out to find the perfect hand-sketched pencil portrait of a pet. That’s when I found Genevieve Schlueter.
Genevieve Schlueter is a small town girl and a self taught artist.
Her love for her two beautiful dogs only pales in comparison for the love she has for her husband- who’s totally supportive of her following her artistic dreams.
After dedicating a decade from her life to truly honing her art, Genevieve is the proud owner of Etsy shop SchlueterSketchStu, a place where the magic happens in pencil!
How does this work?
When you find a style of portrait you like from Genevieve’s shop- contact her and let her know the size of the portrait you’ll want- and how many pets are in it! Once that is set- you send her the picture you’d like sketched and leave her for her creative time. Once the job is done- she’ll send you photos of the work and eventually- the art portrait itself!
As she’s extremely accessible- if you have any questions at all- please contact her on the Etsy msg board (via the Contact Seller button) or through her social channels.