Digital Pet Art

Custom made digital paintings and original prints.

Why Pixel Pet Art? What makes Pixel Pet Art different is that the works are all digitally painted in detail. Whether you want your pet in a classic painting, movie scene, fairytale. A custom design of your pet that you will treasure forever.

Pixel Pet Art by Jessica Vonk makes a custom painting of your pet. The digital art works are original so you get a one of a kind work of art of your dog, cat or other pet. A digital painting is created in similar fashion as a traditional painting, using the a computer file as a canvas. These artworks are printable in any size and material you like, from canvas to wood. For an original wall art you can also order a limited edition big wood print of an art work of The Daantje Collection. 

jumping karate dog

A real custom digitally painted portrait that is unique, that suits your taste and standards. It is a one of a kind work, that comes with a certificate of authenticity.

What kind of painting of your pet would look awesome on your wall? Send me a contactform to talk about the possibilities of your own masterpiece!

For more information and examples of possibilities see the portfolio on this website and reviews.

Dog painting classic framed

What is digital art?

Digital art is an artistic work or practice that uses digital technology as part of the creative or presentation process. Since the 1970s, various names have been used to describe the process, including computer art and multi media art. Digital art is itself placed under the larger umbrella term ' new media art'.

Artworks are considered digital paintings when created in similar fashion to non-digital paintings, but using software on a computer platform and digitally outputting the resulting image as painted on a canvas.

The first use of the term digital art was in the early 1980s when computer engineers devised a paint program which was used by the pioneering digital artist Harold Cohen This became known as AARON, a robotic machine designed to make large drawings on sheets of paper placed on the floor. Since this early foray into artificial intelligence, Cohen continued to fine-tune the AARON program as technology becomes more sophisticated.

Digital art can be computer generated, scanned or drawn using a tablet and a mouse.

About these paintings

Making an object or animal look human is something humans did even in the Stone Age. It is comforting and recognizable and doesn't do any harm to the subject or animal, it's flattering we try to see similarities to feel more connected. There are whole marketing campaigns based on anthropomorphism and a lot of studies done about it concluding it's a positive phenomenon.

dog art painting

Quoting Wikipedia: 'Anthropomorphism may be beneficial to the welfare of animals. A 2012 study by Butterfield found that utilizing anthropomorphic language when describing dogs created a greater willingness to help them in situations of distress.Previous studies have shown that individuals who attribute human characteristics to animals are less willing to eat them, and that the degree to which individuals perceive minds in other animals predicts the moral concern afforded to them. It is possible that anthropomorphism leads humans to like non-humans more when they have apparent human qualities, since perceived similarity has been shown to increase prosocial behavior toward other humans.'

dogs in art / honden in de kunst