WOOF! Thank you for visiting i heart dogs studio, the home of pet portraits lovingly painted by me, Christine Humphries Throckmorton. Since 2007, I have created custom pet portraits, prints, cards, and more, all featuring lovable canines (and the occasional feline). Scroll down, take a look around, click away. You'll see a wide variety of pet portraits, and get to know a bit about the girl behind the canvas.

PLEASE NOTE: Now that I have a toddler, I am no longer accepting commissions. For now, I am shelving the paintbrushes and just enjoying being MOM. I have a variety of original paintings, prints, and cards available in my shop, however, and there is a lot of dog art to peruse in the pages of this here blog. Enjoy.

“I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings
they can show me in the world.” ~ Samuel Johnson

Thursday, August 18, 2011

JAX: My first digital pet portrait

I was recently asked, "Do you offer any portraits under $200?" Hmm. The short answer was "no," but I was unwilling to just dismiss the request. So I offered a few ideas, one of which was a digital pet portrait. And a deal was made.

It's a little bit surprising that only now, four years into pet portraiture, I do a digital portrait. I'm a graphic designer. I've been using Photoshop and Illustrator for almost 20 years; I even teach those programs! I guess everything happens when it's supposed to happen, and Jax was meant to be my first (and hopefully not last) digital pet portrait.

A big thanks to Diana for commissioning this portrait, especially with no portfolio of digital work to consult! I'm thankful that you gave me the opportunity to offer my work in a new medium. Going forward, I'll be able to offer a pet portrait option with a lower price point. I hope your friend, Jax's mommy, is pleased with this gift you are about to give her, and will cherish the portrait!

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