For a limited time (10 slots), I'll draw your pet, wearing clothes of my choosing, doing something I will enjoy drawing. You're welcome to make suggestions but I want to be clear, I prefer to do it my way, which 100% of the time means a better drawing. Most people seem pretty delighted. I like drawing old timey clothes but you never know, I might draw your dog in football pads or a ballerina tutu. You never know!
What You Get: 5" x 7" on high quality bristol, pen and ink. Shipped flat in cardboard via USPS.
What You Give Me: email me photos of your dog, cat, finch, parrot, snake, etc. to dustyATdharbinDOTcom. Be sure to include photos that feature the whole body (so I can get an idea of size and general, you know, posture), and the face from the front and side. I'll let you know if I need more.
No-No's: no pairs or groups of animals--sorry it's just too complex. No specific activities, a la "I'd like Muffy driving a late-model Buick through the streets of Chicago."
I'll draw a single person, living or dead, real or fictional (as long as they're well-known to the general public) on a 5" x 7" piece of bristol board, generally in black and white ink unless I feel like adding color (my preference). There are three catches:
1) I'LL ONLY DRAW A PERSON ONCE, so if there's someone you're really into, act fast. The only exception to this is if it's a sufficiently separate instance of that person: i.e young Bill Murray versus older Bill Murray, or Han Solo in his winter gear in Empire Strikes Back, versus his vest-style outfit in Star Wars. You can see all the ones I've done so far here.
2) REAL PEOPLE must be somewhat famous, either historically or otherwise, meaning I'm either already aware of them or could quickly become aware of them. Cochise, Harriet Tubman, and George Clooney are examples of people who would fit this category. Your favorite teacher, local mayor, or mom would not--if you'd like me to draw someone *personally* significant to you, as opposed to more universally significant, we can work out a regular old commission for that, outside of this offer.
3) NOT REAL PEOPLE must be fairly significant as well, either among the major characters of a work of fiction, or sufficiently recognizable that I could figure out who they were pretty quickly if not already familiar with them. If I'm into it fine, but I'll tend to turn down requests where I can't find visual reference online pretty easily, especially if it's something pretty esoteric.
As always, I reserve the right to refuse any request for any reason--if so I'll let you know pretty promptly, and refund your money if we can't come up with a replacement we're both enthusiastic about. Drawings will ship flat. Currently I estimate about 3-4 weeks for drawings to be completed (I have lots of other work to do and try to draw these when I'm really pumped about it so they look good)--let me know if you want them earlier, for instance as a gift. Okay!
OH! And be sure you put who you want in the "Instructions To Seller" space during the Paypal checkout process. Feel free to email me at dustyATdharbinDOTcom with any questions or to confirm I got your order.