Complete Blog URL: www.trueimage.ie/wordpress/
General category (dog, cat, all, other): all
Blog description: True Image Pet Portraits is an art in progress blog of a pet portrait artist based in Ireland. Ivana’s blog is focused on keeping her clients up to date with their portrait progress. Her followers can also see what she is working on at the moment and what arworks will she be working on in the near future. The blog features all stages of her pet portraits, from under painting or sketch up to the final scan of the finished artwork. She describes each step in detail and offers interesting facts about the pets she is painting or drawing. The finished artwork is then described and shown in detail on her main website and gallery. She updates the blog often with new artworks of not only pet portraits but other animal and wildlife art. Ivana creates all pet portraits by hand and has worked on portraits of dogs, cats, horses, birds and rabbits. Her unique portraits capture her subjects’ personality and likeness. She can create a beautiful hand painted acrylic painting or a hand drawn graphite pencil drawing based on photographs. All photographs are provided by clients and she often works from more than one reference. She accepts commissions from anywhere in the world. Ivana creates all pet portraits by hand and has worked on many portraits of dogs, cats, horses, birds and rabbits. Her unique portraits capture her subjects’ personalities and likenesses. She can create a beautiful hand painted acrylic painting or a hand drawn graphite pencil drawing based on photographs. She accepts commissions from anywhere in the world.
About the blogger(s): Ivana is a fine artist living and working in County Kildare, Ireland. She is mainly self-taught, but she also holds a Bachelor degree in fine art. She has many years experience painting and drawing. She has always had a great love of animals and this is why in 2009, she decided to start her own pet portrait studio. She works from her home and loves creating unique portraits of her clients’ pets. She loves a challenge and besides dogs, cats and horses, is open to create a portrait of any kind of pet. She herself has a Budgie (now eight years old) and a Labrador. She enjoys walks in nature and observing landscape around her. In her artwork she has used almost any material that came her way, including watercolour, acrylic, gouache, graphite and coloured pencils, lumo colours, ink and pastels. For her pet portraits she specialises in acrylic painting and graphite pencil drawing. She believes with every new pet portrait commission she is learning, not only about her media, but also about pets in general and how much they mean to their owners. Many clients get pet portraits of their deceased pets and it is so heart breaking. Pets really are a wonderful part of our lives and with her portraits, Ivana hopes for them to be remembered forever.
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