Holiday Portrait SALE this week only!

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20% off select portrait mediums and sizes this week only

colored pencil:

5” x 7” – $55   SALE price – $44
8” x 10” – $85   SALE price – $68
9” x 12” – $100   SALE price – $80
11” x 14” – $120   SALE price – $96

pencil:

8” x 10” – $55   SALE price – $44
9” x 12” – $65   SALE price – $52
11” x 14” – $80   SALE price – $64

E-mail mail@whiterabbitart.com if you would like to place an order

You can also visit www.whiterabbitart.com for more portrait details or to see more examples

Sale ends Sunday November 23rd

Salem colored pencil portrait

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Finished this portrait today. It’s of a dog named Salem and it is done in colored pencil. The dimensions of the portrait are 5 x 7 inches.

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You can also like my facebook page where I post artwork in progress and more artwork. For a link to my facebook page click here

New work

Here are a few of my newest pieces of work. The first is the duck colored pencil drawing that I’ve been working on.

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The second is a pet portrait that I did of Lili for a client. The painting is done in acrylic and the size is 16 x 16.

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Lilli – acrylic

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Raccoon fishing illustration

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Here is the newest illustration that I’ve finished. The illustration is done in colored pencil. The drawing came about just doing some sketches of raccoons. Was originally going for more of a head shot but ended up drawing the whole raccoon. Then decided on adding the log for the raccoon to sit on. Thought that the pose of the raccoon looked like he was trying to catch something so added the jumping fish. Below are some of the sketches that transformed the artwork into what it is.

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1st raccoon sketch

1st raccoon sketch

main sketch done for the illustration

main sketch done for the illustration

New artwork and a WIP

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Dutchess the cat11 x 14 colored pencil

Really like doing the cat portraits since most of the time will end up doing a dog portrait when commissioned to do a portrait. Had a wonderful picture to work from and enjoyed the detailed background

 

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Canada Sunsetacrylic painting

This painting was done from a photo that I took up in Canada when I went fishing last year. Did the sky and the water in one setting and added some medium to keep it from drying to fast. Like the way it turned out but the photo of the painting doesn’t do it justice since the original looks so much better.

 

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Canada duck WIP11 x 14 colored pencil

Working on this using another picture from the Canada fishing trip. The detail in the duck was overwhelming but it is turning out nice. Since this is not a commissioned artwork it will be available to purchase once finished.

 

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Colored Pencil magazine April issue has article about my artwork!

Hey Everyone,

The current issue of Colored Pencil magazine has a 4 page article about my artwork.

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You can view and read the article here :  cpm_1404_colorpop.pdf

If you are interested in buying a copy of the magazine here is a link to do so: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/726503

Here is a link to the author’s blog: Melissa Legates

Ordering a portrait and the process involved

 

Here is an informational post concerning the ordering of a portrait and the process involved. 

To order a portrait you can visit my website at www.whiterabbitart.com or e-mail me at mail@whiterabbitart.com

I do people and pet portraits mostly but will do commissions and can get you a quote for any kind of artwork desired whether it’s traditional or digital. 

 

Here are the things that I will need from you to get started when ordering a portrait:

-reference material (pictures) 1 main reference photo and 2-3 additional photos

-what size portrait you would like

-what medium you would like the portrait done in (pencil, colored pencil, or acrylic paint)

-a deposit on the portrait

One of the main questions that I get asked is if I work from the actual pet/person or from a photo. The answer is I work off of pictures. The pictures can be e-mailed or mailed to me. It is good to send me more than one picture so that the additional reference pictures can be used for fur color, eye color or any distinctive markings. Although if you only have one good photo that is fine. One of the pictures will be used as the main reference picture. In the case below the main reference picture is of Halle the chihuahua. It is a good idea to send as good a quality photo as possible since they are the best to work from and make the best portraits.

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Halle the chihuahua (pictured above)

 

Here is a few ideas that I have done in the past that work well in certain circumstances. 

- Will take individual pictures and lay them out on the computer. This works great for family pictures or more than 2 dogs. It’s hard to get more than one dog to pose. Also will have a mock layout for you to view before the portrait is even started.

- Another thing that can be done is to add a family name or your pet’s name on the portrait. Also have done quotes or song lyrics on a portrait before.

 

Your first e-mail update:

One of the perks with having your portrait done by me is I will send you e-mail updates so you can see the work in progress. This also allows you to address any concerns or helps me make changes so you get the best portrait possible. You also feel like your part of the process. Once I receive all the info and things needed from you to get started you will receive an e-mail with the initial pencil sketch. This is a very loose and rough sketch which basically is a reference to get started with the medium.

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Halle the chihuahua (initial pencil sketch)

 

2nd e-mail update:

After you have ok’d the initial pencil sketch the second e-mail will show you some progress on your portrait. In this case the client went with a colored pencil portrait. Will usually start working from the eye area and then move out from there.

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Halle the chihuahua (portrait in progress 1)

 

3rd e-mail update:

In the 3rd e-mail update you will see more progress on your portrait. In this example you can see that I’ve finished Halle’s head and am getting ready to start working on his body.

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Halle the chihuahua (portrait in progress 2)

 

Final e-mail update

Sometimes the 4th e-mail update isn’t the final update but in this case it was. The number of e-mail updates will depend on the complexity and size of your portrait. You’ll notice in the final Halle the chihuahua portrait that the background is pink. The background is usually the last thing that I do and the client will choose the color unless they want me to choose. You can let me know what color background you would like as early as when you send me the photos. Will do gradient, grass or detailed backgrounds if desired. 

Also since the portrait is finished you can choose what color of mat you would like. The mat is basically the border around the picture that goes into a frame. This mat will be cut to a standard frame size. So if you order a 8 x 10 portrait it will be matted for a 11 x 14 frame. This works great because once the portrait is in your hands all you have to do is put it in a frame. Only the pencil and colored pencil portraits are matted.

If you order an acrylic painting the sides of the painting will be painted so you can hang it without a frame if desired. The canvases are hand stretched and have a wire on the back for easy hanging. You can also frame the painting if you want.

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Halle the chihuahua (finished portrait)

 

Once the portrait is finished and matted will send the portrait out via usps priority mail. Will send you another e-mail letting you know the expected arrival date and give you a tracking number to track the package. 

Hope you found this information helpful and hope to do a portrait for you in the future!!!

Sincerely,

Chad Thomas

www.whiterabbitart.com