What about Copyright? Every photograph taken is automatically protected by Copyright, with the 'taker' classed as the owner. I will therefore ask for permission to use a particular photograph before I begin a drawing, by which you will have to confirm the following. In most instances, the first scenario will apply.
EITHER ... You own the copyright, i.e. you took the photograph yourself, and you are happy for me to use it to create your drawing.
OR ... A friend or family member owns the copyright, and they have given verbal permission for me to use the photo to create your drawing.
OR ... A professional photographer owns the copyright and they have given verbal or written permission for me to use the photograph to create your drawing. In this instance, I may need to verify this permission before I start.
I will not accept photographs taken from websites, books and other unknown or untraceable media and sources.
Further considerations: Professional prints of your commissioned artwork. Contact me for a quote for this additional service. Professionally produced prints of your original drawing can make wonderful gifts for family members and friends for whom the pet holds a special meaning.
If your artwork is a gift for someone, you can have the artwork sent straight to the recipient and gift wrapped – please ask for a quote for this service.