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Pet Portraits based on your photos

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250 simbi per package - Virtual OK

You send me the image you want your pet portrait based on - clean backgrounds and well lit pets work best - and I'll paint a watercolor inversion portrait of your pet from it. Tends towards the impressionistic, with fairly high saturation and dark or textured backgrounds. I provide you with a digital final that you can print by whatever means you prefer. This is typically 11"x17" - the size of my scanner deck. Digital finals are typically uploaded to dropbox, but I can work with other providers as well. Please note that your print read digital final will be very large. At 600dpi, 200 megabytes or more is not unusual.

I'm negotiable down from 250 simbi if you're offering a service or trading physical goods. Yep, mail me art supplies I'm particularly looking for (really nice watercolor paints and paper, for example) and you stand a pretty decent chance of having you painting traded for that alone.

Personal use only: Unless we've negotiated otherwise, you're welcome to print and hang this art, but not to resell it. Thank-you.

Please be aware that I'll occasionally decline a trade if I think I can't do it justice - if interested, please include the photo you're looking to have painted as part of your request.

Training & Qualifications


A professional artist since 1990, working in inversions since 200-something mumble something probably 4. A civilized human being/mechanical entity. Published and whatnot. Really, however, I figure the work represents itself best. If you like it: Excellent. If not, that's cool too and there are plenty of other awesome artists here you can nab work from.

Availability & Preferences


I'm usually available on 24 hours notice, and a pet portrait can take a couple weeks to finish if I'm loaded up with other work.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Wetdryvac


Sarah received Help with Album Description Creation from Wetdryvac
Jun 20, 2017
Always a pleasure to do a deal with, and very encouraging and uplifting, too!
Ashleigh received Help with Your Viewpoint from Wetdryvac
Jun 19, 2017
Thank you for showing me a look into your world! I appreciated reading and learning about the new topics you've introduced me to! Thank you!! 😊
Allison received Help with 5th E D&D character sheets from Wetdryvac
Jun 18, 2017
Super fast and very nice too!
Ayan received Help with Recommend me a movie to watch from Wetdryvac
Jun 18, 2017
Excellent recommendation, complete with IMDB link! Love it!
Melissa sold ACEO Big Eyes Cat to Wetdryvac
May 30, 2017
I'm so happy my art found a nice home.
Barbara provided unit of Construct a quilt 80" x 80" for Wetdryvac
May 20, 2017
This is my second (and surely not last) deal with WDV. He's a pleasure to work with. Intelligent and patient. Very detail oriented and easy to wor...k with. I'm sure we'll be back for round 3 again soon.show more
Sarah sold Music for The Book of I (2014 OST) to Wetdryvac
Apr 24, 2017
I'm so happy to have brightened WDV's day!
Sarah sold SONATA MODERNA (2015 EP) to Wetdryvac
Apr 24, 2017
Very kind! It really encourages me to have someone so impacted by my work!
Sarah sold Memories & The Gray (2016 EP) to Wetdryvac
Apr 24, 2017
I'm so glad Wetdryvac found beauty and serenity in my music--I am truly honored! :)
Delaney provided package of Custom hand-made soap for Wetdryvac
Apr 19, 2017
A wonderful deal was made.


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About Wetdryvac WDV

I'm willing to negotiate on ALL trades - bringing down the simbi cost in trade for physical goods or your services if they interest me. I'll even work food if you feel like grabbing me 100lbs of rice ...or some other such silliness. I prefer to work for physical goods - if you trade me anything from art supplies to dry goods, it will seriously make my day. The Vac of Wetdryvac.net, artist, author, contract/consent ethicist, and creator of oddments. I'm using Simbi primarily in digital context right now, and have worked more large projects here than I expected to. Seriously enjoying both the work and the people. Feel free to contact me for illustration, web development - Drupal and Wordpress, mostly - and for art projects with unusual requirements. For that matter, if you think what I have on offer here implies the possibility of another skill you'd like to take advantage of, please feel free to ask, "Hey, can you do this thing?" If you'd like a physical print of something you've had me create for you, while I can't print it for you myself and send it, I'm happy to upload your piece to RedBubble, Artflakes, or Zazzle, where you can get it as a print or on other things as well. This is sometimes a bit more expensive than taking the digital file to your local print company, but has the advantage of convenience. I can also upload transparent PNG files to TeePublic, which saves some money up front on newly placed shirts, but I don't have enough experience with them yet to vouch for quality, so don't go this route unless you've used them before and are confident in their services. Regarding UV resistance of prints, when I asked RedBubble, their customer service says this about their metal prints and framed prints: "Metal Prints have high UV resistance similar to many other professional display products. Even though any prints in direct sunlight will fade over time, the production partners say they have metal prints as outside signage in direct sunlight that have only faded slightly in 3 years. The Perspex has the same resistance as framing glass and is actually optically clearer." I do not have similar information for Zazzle or Artflakes, so for the moment RedBubble will be my default print provider. Please remember that unless explicitly stated otherwise, all my art arrives as a 600DPI digital final, with your choice of JPEG, PSD, or TIFF. Feel free to ask about other other options, and if you think you might want the original physical art, I need to know before I start - and the answer for, "Will you provide the physical original?" Is usually no. You can find my basic portfolio on Behance below, and I can provide additional links to existing work on request, but - as this has come up - I do not create new work without an accepted proposal in place, or a contract by other means. This ensures I avoid working without trade. The exception to this is if I'm approaching you - usually as the result of a request - and that usually entails, "Here's the information I have on the thing you requested. If it solves your problem or is what you were looking for, let me know what you think it was worth and I'll write a proposal for that amount." That way I can permit people to opt in on what I think is useful, but only if they feel like it. If you think I should offer another service: Ask. I might take you up on it. Limits are: Must be legal both where you are and where I am, and must not breach consent.show more

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