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Pixel Pet Art FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Page
Q. I want an artwork of my dog as a: Disney figure, cartoon character, football player with logo, in a newspaper etc. Can that be done?
Copyright of Disney figures, cartoons, logo's of brands and sport clubs, famous artworks and slogans I can not integrate in your artwork because I would violate copyright. Of course I can make you an artwork that resembles the ambiance, I can paint the costumes and accessoires around your pet in a similar fashion, but it will always be my interpretation. That is eventually what makes your portrait a custom Pixel Pet Artwork.
Q. Can I have my dog smiling in the artwork?
Of course I can make your dog smile. Because these paintings are custom I can give him the expression that you would like him to have. When you send in the photo's I always like a good description of the character of your dog/cat so I get an idea of what expression would suit him/her best in the painting, so the character comes out best!
Q. I have seen portraits of pets in costumes for a lot less money, why is that?
Most of the portraits online are not custom or hand painted. These are photoshop portraits made with a filter. They have standard backgrounds and costumes where your pet's photo is cut in. It is less time consuming so they cost less.
My classic paintings are painted like on a canvas, but I use a digital file instead. I work with different brushes and create everything custom. Backgrounds are mostly painted but I also use high quality photo's to create different structures and layers, (multimedia) depending on the portrait and your wishes. That means that you get quality that is printable in even the largest sizes. The details are gorgeous. With these classic portraits you get a certificate of authenticity so you are sure you get a one of a kind portrait of your pet!
Prices of the rough portraits are lower because these are digitally altered, not painted. Only small adjustments are done when needed.
Q. How much time does it take to get my custom Pixel Pet Art?
A. It depends on the piece of art you want, the number of animals/people in it and the photo's you send in. Making the piece of art takes between 1 to 4 weeks, but keep in mind there could be a waiting list, especially around the holidays.
Rough structured portraits are done within a few days.
Q. I want to surprise my girlfriend with a family portrait of us both with the dogs, can that be done?
No, unfortunately not. Because I am making a painting with her head recognizable in it we are dealing with portrait rights. She hasn't given me permission to use her face so I would violate her rights. Of course I can make you a portrait of the two dogs, or you could make it a little less of a surprise and discuss it with her so I have her approval. Next to that I always like to have everyone involved when creating the painting because I wan't to make sure it will be a portrait you all love!
Q. What if I don't like the artwork?
A. While making your custom painting I keep you updated on the progress and ask for your feedback. You can be sure it will be a piece of art you like.
For the rough structured portraits there are no revisions, but don't worry: if you don't like it you don't have to buy it and your artwork will be removed from the data base.
Q. I live in Sweden, can I have an artwork too?
A. Pixel Pet Art has made custom art for people all over the world. I don't need your pet here to come and model, I can use (a) photo(s) of your fur friend.
Q. I have a photo I love to have in an artwork, but it's not sharp/clear/low quality, is that a problem?
A. No, it shouldn't be, but of course it's important for me that I can see the face and eyes. I prefer having a few photo's from different angles so I can really make an accurate portrait. With most low quality photo's I can still see, but to be 100% sure you can always send it to me so I can check for you. It's most important you send in photo's that you love, that expresses his/her character most.
Q. Do you sell the artworks of my dog to others?
A. No I will not, only if you like me to and give permission to use it for more prints or your dog was used for a promotional piece. Otherwise your artwork stays only available for you.