scratchboard art cath sheeter  

Fine Arts

Wildlife and Western Artwork
Specializing in Scratchboard Art

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Vinni- A Commissioned Scratchboard Have a richly detailed, life-like portrait drawn of a pet or animal in scratchboard. Preserve the memories for a lifetime with a Cathy Sheeter original portrait of your pet or custom wildlife art. Drawings are done from your photograph(s), or if you live within 20 miles of me I prefer to come take photos of your pet.

The clearer the photos the greater detail can be given to the drawing. If individual hairs and whiskers can be seen in the photo they can be drawn in and it will add a more realistic feel to your drawing. For scratchboard works photo references must be very clear and sharp. If more than one photograph can be sent that is also helpful. Click here for some tips on photographing pets. All physical photographs will be returned with the finished piece.


SCRATCHBOARD (Base price for one animal with simple background)

16"x20" $3800
18"x24" $4500


Custom Sizes Also Available - e-mail to inquire

Payment Plans are also available. Please click here for the details.

I do use a contract for all commission work to make sure that both parties understand all portions of the process. I will send you a contract, which can be mailed back with a deposit.

Scratchboard is a very slow and time consuming medium. Works can often take one-hundred hours or more to complete. There is no 'fast' way to do scratchboard and still get the level of results that I strive for!

Price given above is for the first animal in the drawing with minimal background. Smaller sizes (smaller than 11"x14") are only suitable for head/shoulder portraits, not full body.

Commissioned works are priced without framing. I can do the framing for you, but there is an additional charge. I will evaluate your photo and let you know the total cost before I begin working. Larger sizes, additional subjects and complex backgrounds available at an additional cost. Price includes color, if desired.

Twenty-five percent of the cost is non-refundable and due before the portrait is started, 25% is due after the approval of the preliminary sketch or photoshop layout, and the final 50% is due after the work is completed. If desired up to three progress photos can be sent as I work on your project.

Scratchboard is not a very forgiving medium to make changes after the fact, so only minor changes can be made after you approve the layout and design. If there is something that you do not like in the preliminary layout let me know before we start! I work closely based on your reference photos. If you live close to me and your pet is available I love taking my own reference photos and meeting your pet. No additional cost within 20 miles of me.

How long it takes me to complete a commission depends on my busy travel schedule and other commissions ahead of yours. Please plan well in advance of when you need your art and you can contact me (below) to inquire how long the wait will be. Larger sizes and complex works do take longer to complete. Rush drawings (less than 12 weeks for completion) may be completed for an additional cost (minimum of four weeks).

Contact me for more information or to commission a scratchboard of your pet or family member.

Drawings can be completed from large print photos or large digital files, or a combination of digital and actual photos. All photos and digital images must be clear, in focus and well lit (not flash) and a minimum of 1200 pixels in size (digital) or 5"x7" (or larger) prints. If you plan on using photos taken by a professional photographer as a primary reference a written and signed release from the photographer giving me permission to use the image(s) is required . If the photographs sent for your drawing are unsatisfactory then I will not be able to complete the drawing and your images and deposit will be returned.



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