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Pet Portraits based on your photos

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250 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


Kristen received package of Pet Portraits based on your photos from Wetdryvac
Jul 09, 2016
Quick, beautiful work! Thank you so much for this wonderful commission!
Mike provided unit of Magic Wings (Digital Comic Book) for Wetdryvac
Apr 20, 2018
Always a please working with WDV. I have received so many art commissions, it is nice to be able to offer some art back
Barbara provided unit of Custom machine embroidery patches for Wetdryvac
Apr 17, 2018
Another great deal with WDV! Always awesome to work with him.
Alexis received package of Custom Art from Wetdryvac
Apr 12, 2018
I'm impressed by the paint that i've got. It fits perfectly what i was expecting, and i have to admit that my requests were quite drastic. I wonder ho...w WDV could let his inspiration matchs that perfectly to my request, but the result is here : an amazing paint that i will probably print and frame. Thank you so much !show more
Yvette received package of Mandala Painting from Wetdryvac
Feb 22, 2018
WDV is absolutely AMAZING!!! What a profound gift this is to me! Working wth WDV was easy and I deeply appreciated the questions which helped me t...o provide insight into the beautiful very personal Mandala created by WDV. If you are considering treating yourself to art by WDV, don't hesitate! Just say YES!!! I AM SO GLAD I DID! show more
Katherine received package of Custom Map Additions from Wetdryvac
Feb 06, 2018
WDV worked with infinite patience as far as my myriad, unusual, and somewhat finicky requests and suggestions were concerned. The end result is a piec...e of art that I am beyond thrilled with -- they understood what I wanted and then some, and provided a whole range of options besides. Would gladly recommend!show more
Hajin received Help with Boston Buildings Names from Wetdryvac
Feb 05, 2018
Wetdryvac helped me out a ton with a super detailed response to my Boston architecture request. Very promptly, too. Just what I needed!
Barbara provided unit of RESERVED 80" x 80" Quilt - for WDV for Wetdryvac
Oct 17, 2017
I love working with WDV. He's clear about what he wants, understands what it takes to get the work done, and responds promptly when there are questio...ns that only the client can answer. A total joy to engage with!show more
Olivia received package of Challenge Poetry from Wetdryvac
Oct 12, 2017
Definitely challenging poetry! There's nice depth to your writing-thanks so much for sharing!
Christina provided unit of Bee & Coneflower-5"x7" Signed print for Wetdryvac
Aug 17, 2017
Easy to work with and was forthright about needing to prolong the deal until he was back in town. Thanks!


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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. However, without a trade in physical goods, prices in simbi are solid - no discounts for volume or for just wanting a lower price. I have to turn down other paying work to take work here, so I have to make sure I'm taking in an equivalent amount in trade. There's an exception on volume trades: If the work is something I can script after setting up the first component, than that means I charge less for additional pieces. This only applies to vector rebuilds and similar scriptable projects. 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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