BY POPULAR DEMAND…
Our POP Art Pet party is ready for the New Year! We are hoping you can make it to this one. If you haven’t heard about our very popular POP Art Pet parties and you have a pet…you don’t want to miss this really great opportunity to paint a portrait of your critter in wild fun colors. In order to make your painting the very best it can be, we are enclosing some helpful tips, both for your convenience and for our production needs. You may not be aware of what a high resolution or low resolution photo is but it is very necessary that we receive a HIGH RESOLUTION photo from you. We don’t have enough time or space to educate you on what all this means, but in the simplest terms…if you send us a low resolution photo, it comes to us about the size of a postage stamp and what we need is a High Resolution photo that is compared to it like the size of a poster. If we get a low rez photo, we can’t make it large enough to be placed on a canvas for you. You will probably take these photos on your smartphone. Because I don’t know about every smartphone, I can’t help you with your camera settings. May I suggest you Google the info for your phone camera settings or go to YouTube. Below are suggestions for posing your pet, lighting, and a few other tidbits of info. Don’t let the instructions scare you off. I know you have taken a bazillion photos of your pet. You can do this! Have fun with your pet and its silly faces or favorite poses. You will love painting that adorable face and watching your critter come to life as you paint.
Because the process of prepping your painting is long and involved, I need almost three weeks to convert all of the photos I receive. REGISTER NOW and send your photo to us the same day if you can.
SEND YOUR PHOTOS TO
NO LATER THAN August 2oth!
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PERFECT PET PHOTO (please read carefully):
Because there is little time for mistakes and corrections, we need your help and attention to expedite this procedure.
If you do not understand what a High Resolution photo is, please Google or You Tube it or ask someone who understands their cell phones and the differences between High Res and Low Res. I understand this can be confusing for those of us that just take pictures on our phones and don’t care or know how large they are. It will make all the difference in the world on the detail of your painting and what your critter will look like. Ask a friend if you need to. Your photos need to be High Resolution of 300 dpi or on your phones go to your camera settings and make sure it is set for the highest setting. It’s kind of like setting your display on your computer monitors. If it is too small the images are blurry. Please only call me if you absolutely can’t find the correct info. I can’t always know how to change your phone settings, because I don’t know about every kind of phone.
Please send a jpg or jpeg, not a pdf or png.
How To get a GOOD photo of your pet:
Either look right down on them as you are standing above them and have them look up at you OR get down on the floor and be at their level. To get a good face shot, it works if they have their mouths open or tongues out. It makes them look like they are smiling and really adds character to the portrait. Or if they have a cute way of tilting their head or perking up their ears, that all adds to their character in the portrait. If you don’t know which one to use, send me 2 or 3 and let me choose which one will work the best.
Full front face view is better than a profile. When they look directly at you is the best pose. If you are having a hard time, get someone to assist you in attracting the critter’s attention.
It helps to have someone help you, while you offer treats or playtime, have someone else snap pictures. NO NEED TO CROP, I will do that to fit to the canvas. Only ONE critter per painting. Believe me, you wouldn’t have time to paint two on your own.
If your pet is only one dark color (black or brown) and it’s hard to see their eyes in the photo, make sure that sunlight or room lighting is behind you and facing them so that their eyes are lit up and visible in the photo. And make sure that the background is light enough to contrast behind their heads.
If your pet is one light color (white or blond), make sure that you pose them on a dark background in order to contrast them and not blend in with the background.
If there is a certain marking on your pet’s face that is important to you, make sure that the lighting doesn’t wash it out.
SEND YOUR PHOTOS TO
NO LATER THAN August 20th!
If I have to call or write you because your photo is too small or not clear or not a good image I will need to charge you for corrections that need to be done. There will be a $5 charge for every correction call needed. Payment of this fee will be due the night of the class. I will email you if additional charges will be necessary.
Don’t let all these instructions scare you. It’s not difficult and if you follow them, your portrait of your pet will come out all that much better. Have fun with it!
Please arrive by 6:00 PM to get full instructions before you start painting. Painting starts at 6:30. BYOB and snacks.
Sorry, no one under 21 years of age allowed.
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm