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Hi everyone! I’ve been around Sphynxlair for years and I love it here.

Several years ago I discovered I had some talent with charcoals and I really love to make art with them. I particularly enjoy doing portraits of Sphynx cats! I would love the opportunity to draw your beloved cat so you can have a treasured piece of artwork of your love for years to come.

A few things to consider:

1) The most important thing I need from you is a HIGH quality photo. The more clear and detailed your photo is, the better the drawing will be.

Example of a drawing from a not so good photo:


Examples of drawings done from a clear, high quality photo:



2) After it is completed, the art is sprayed with a fixatiff to help prevent smudging.

3) The size of the paper is 9x12 inches.

4) I pack your drawing carefully. It is first placed into a plastic slip, then between 2 pieces of cardboard, then in a stiff mailer. This is all to prevent damage to the drawing. Pet parents are receiving their art in excellent condition.

5) I can do your art in 2 different size variations on the paper.
A) Covering the whole paper. Choose this if you will be putting the drawing in a 9x12 inch frame.
B) Fit within an area for matting. Choose this if you want to matte your artwork. The standard size matting for this size art is 11x14 inches matte with inner measurements of 8x10 inches.

6) Price is $60 plus shipping. Typically artwork of this size is around $200 but you guys are special, being Sphynx moms and dads.

I truly hope I get the chance to immortalize your precious kitties. It would be my honor!

-Stephanie


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@Sheldon13 Love love ❤ my Claire Bare drawings
I did not have the best photos to submit . Stephanie did amazing!

My charcoals arrived fast and in purrfect condition

Thank you !

I will most certainly be working on higher quality photos of my crew :)
 

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I just did a piece for @Uksphynxmum of both of her babies. I won’t post here until she gets to see it first.

I have never done 2 cats on one page before. I noticed that I can’t get quite as much detail in them because they are smaller. Keep that in mind if you are wanting more than one cat on the page.

It still looks good though. ;)


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Hi everyone! I’ve been around Sphynxlair for years and I love it here.

Several years ago I discovered I had some talent with charcoals and I really love to make art with them. I particularly enjoy doing portraits of Sphynx cats! I would love the opportunity to draw your beloved cat so you can have a treasured piece of artwork of your love for years to come.

A few things to consider:

1) The most important thing I need from you is a HIGH quality photo. The more clear and detailed your photo is, the better the drawing will be.

Example of a drawing from a not so good photo:


Examples of drawings done from a clear, high quality photo:



2) After it is completed, the art is sprayed with a fixatiff to help prevent smudging.

3) The size of the paper is 9x12 inches.

4) I pack your drawing carefully. It is first placed into a plastic slip, then between 2 pieces of cardboard, then in a stiff mailer. This is all to prevent damage to the drawing. Pet parents are receiving their art in excellent condition.

5) I can do your art in 2 different size variations on the paper.
A) Covering the whole paper. Choose this if you will be putting the drawing in a 9x12 inch frame.
B) Fit within an area for matting. Choose this if you want to matte your artwork. The standard size matting for this size art is 11x14 inches matte with inner measurements of 8x10 inches.

6) Price is $60 plus shipping. Typically artwork of this size is around $200 but you guys are special, being Sphynx moms and dads.

I truly hope I get the chance to immortalize your precious kitties. It would be my honor!

-Stephanie


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Hi there ! Wow you have a serious talent ! Your art work is truly awesome ! Any one would be proud to own a piece of your work
Xxx❤❤❤Xxx
 

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@Sheldon13 was so kind to make a charcoal of my precious Foxy when I mentioned Foxy should have turned one year old (Foxy passed the rainbow bridge).

It arrived today and made me all teary cause she looks so alive and happy on it.

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I asked Stephanie to make an charcoal of Jade too. And wow...she captured Jade in play modus so well

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As you can see Jade is also very happy with her art work
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You are very talented Stephanie!

Natasja
 

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@Sheldon13 was so kind to make a charcoal of my precious Foxy when I mentioned Foxy should have turned one year old (Foxy passed the rainbow bridge).

It arrived today and made me all teary cause she looks so alive and happy on it.

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I asked Stephanie to make an charcoal of Jade too. And wow...she captured Jade in play modus so well

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As you can see Jade is also very happy with her art work View attachment 92809

You are very talented Stephanie!

Natasja
Thank you. Your guys are all too kind with the compliments.

I truly enjoyed capturing your two beauties.


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...how are you doing with horses? :)
I would absolutely love to have a "Group" pic of Oz, Stormy, Jez, Livvy, Pixie... and maybe Squeaky too! :)
(Obviously not for just $60 as there would be a lot more than 1 critter in there!)
 
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...how are you doing with horses? :)
I would absolutely love to have a "Group" pic of Oz, Stormy, Jez, Livvy, Pixie... and maybe Squeaky too! :)
(Obviously not for just $60 as there would be a lot more than 1 critter in there!)
The only thing about that is the more animals on the page the smaller everyone is, therefore the less detail I can add, so it’s not as realistic.

I have not tried horses...you have any closeups?


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The only thing about that is the more animals on the page the smaller everyone is, therefore the less detail I can add, so it’s not as realistic.

I have not tried horses...you have any closeups?


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How many would you like lol
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And how close would you like it to be? :p
Stormy does "extreme closeup" like a pro.
Just have a camera stuck in front of your face, and there is a Stormy nose in it.

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Oz... Mr. Mucky.

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Stormy resting behind the house.

Basically... I have / can take seriously high res images which will give you extreme detail, I just have to troop out with the prime lens. :)

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That's the *reduced* resolution shot of Pixie, for instance. You can count hairs and see pores on that, even on the compressed image.

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Same with Oz. (Taken with the same lens)

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Or Stormy, when he was still a baby. :)

Photos won't be a problem, for sure. :)
But yeah, it would maybe turn out small...
What about A3 size? :)
 

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Can me ignorant, but what is A3
Size?

I like that pic of Pixie.

I would say 3 max on one 9x12 is the most I would do. Maybe 4...

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A3 is double A4 lol.
It's a European paper size norm. :)
Think approximately double US Letter size.
 

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A3 is double A4 lol.
It's a European paper size norm. :)
Think approximately double US Letter size.
Ah ok. I’ve never tried on anything bigger because the shipping cost would be so high. I think it would not look as good too. But you never know till you try right?


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Wow! Really cool! Well done!
 
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