• Image of 2019 PRE-ORDER// SHIPPING BY JUNE 22, 2019 ////CUSTOM FAMILY PORTRAITS! CHOOSE FROM 1-3 PEOPLE & UP

STOP! PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE LISTING *CAREFULLY* BEFORE YOU PROCEED WITH YOUR ORDER

(the information below will be copy/pasted and emailed back to you as a reminder when you place your order. Please help me keep my inbox sane and my order process streamlined & retain a copy for your own records.

Additionally, allow ME to check in with YOU later this year to collect your information and photos of your pet. Please do not send me any photos or order requests until I email you asking for them. THANK YOU! Ok, now please read on...)

*This listing is a PRE-ORDER for DELIVERY by June 22, 2019.

*Purchasing this listing means you are accepting a shipping date of JUNE 22, 2019.

*I will be working through my queue in the order that purchases were made; I have planned out my time in a way that I believe will allow me to actually get pieces shipped BEFORE the June 22nd ship by date, but as these custom pieces have to be done between other ongoing projects, I can't *guarantee* anything sooner than that.

*Through January 25, 2019 I will be on vacation and will not be able to respond to emails in a timely manner.

*Purchasing this listing means you are securing a spot in my 2019 order queue. You will not have to do ANYTHING else after purchasing this listing UNTIL at least March 2019, when *I* email YOU to collect your images and information for the piece.

*You may purchase as many listings as you need.

*If you will need your order of multiple pieces to ship to different locations, you must complete each of those orders separately so that shipping is paid in full for each order. I cannot split orders after the fact.

*Your purchase today is NON-REFUNDABLE. If, for any reason, you anticipate an issue with making this purchase so far in advance of delivery, please don't commit to this listing. Please wait until a future shop opening when a limited number of shorter turnaround pieces might be available.

*DO YOU HAVE *ANY* QUESTIONS?! Please please please email me BEFORE you purchase your listing if you do!

THANK YOU FOR READING!

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This listing is for ONE custom portrait, to be rendered digitally & printed on archival quality. The image size is approximately 8x8 and the print itself is 8x10.

Print will be signed and dated.

Due to the individualized and custom nature of this work, RETURNS and/or EXCHANGES will not be available. Please note the stylization of the characters in the sample image... this is how you and your pets and people will be rendered. It will not be photo-realistic, but an interpreted caricature of sorts, done in my illustrative style, based on the photos you send me. You will be rendered like a "peg doll" (no arms/legs; just head and torso) and you will be able to choose your own color palettes, clothing types, background pattern & foreground trim. If you need help choosing, let me know! I will also tell you if I think your choices won't work too well together and I'm happy to work with you to make your piece the best it can be.

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*WHEN YOU ARE PROMPTED TO DO SO, you will be asked to answer the following questions via an online questionnaire. Please do not email any responses just yet! But if you'd like to start planning, here are the questions you'll be asked and more info on the types of photos you'll provide:

a.) high quality, well lit and flattering photos of any people or animals meant to be included in the portrait. The best photos for this will be ones with the subject looking directly into the camera and from straight on (especially important for the people and for animals who have distinguishing coloration where not seeing one side of their face would make it hard to accurately render). If you aren't sure if the photos are good enough, send your best and I am more than happy to let you know if I need more or not. Typically 2 photos per subject is enough! For the people in the portrait, it would be awesome if you are wearing what you would like to be rendered in. If you want a "special" outfit... we'll get to that.

b.) For clothing, again you'll want to keep it relatively low key, but you can certainly choose the colors or basic idea (ie: a hoodie, a vintage style dress, a polka dot shirt and striped pants, icon of a star in the center...). Let me know your choice in your order.

c.) your choice for the background pattern-- these are typically best as relatively simple designs, so they dont conflict with your portraits. Choose from things like stars, waves, stripes, fleur de lis, retro diamonds, starbursts... If you dont have a preference that is totally fine; I am more than happy to pick something that will work best with your other elements.

d.) your choice for the foreground border-- if you are an MFM fan and would like me to use this same skull/poppies/knives border, please let me know. Otherwise, typically a floral border will work the best and allow the portraits to shine. If there is a particular icon or design element you'd like me to include, let me know. Otherwise, if you have a specific type of flower you are drawn to, I can use that. Other ideas could include things like banner/scrolls with your names, or a selection of gems/crystals popping up, a pile of stars, ocean waves...

e.) overall color preferences or strong dislikes-- if there is something I can USE or definitely NOT use, I will 100% do it. In some cases some colors just wont work with the rest of your image and if that is the case, I will let you know.

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