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What we do:

Puppy and cat scratchboard wall art by unsketch
scratchboard french bulldog pet portrait

About Us

Unsketch offers the most unique premium gift for every animal lover in your life. Having had many pets ourselves, we know how much owners love their animals. We also know how beautiful it is when you see everything you love about your pet carefully crafted into a detailed piece of artwork. Taking layers of ink away with a variety of tools, we make every stroke reflect the best qualities of your pet. Unlike most pet portraits, these are finished in as few as 3-4 days. This quick completion time makes them the perfect personalized gift.

ABOUT THE PROCESS

First, we enlarge the photo you provide – placing it under different lights and angles – to really see the nuances in form.   After we take it all in, we imagine your pet perched on our drafting table or sitting right beside us!  (Yes, we really do)

The artwork process starts with a blank canvas, and layers of material are gently removed, or "unsketched", to reveal your pet that is “hidden” inside.   The uniqueness of your pet literally becomes embedded into the artistic medium.  Each line is individually scored to reflect the character and personality of the animal.  Every stroke with our tool allows us time to reflect upon each trait we see in the photo and make sure we are honoring the pet and its owner with accuracy and beauty.

Why do we use the scratchboard method?  Although done in various forms for millennia, modern use of this art form was employed for to allow pictures to be photographically reduced without losing quality.  The result is an incredibly detailed portrait that has depth and texture – almost like you are looking into the soul of the subject. And that is the gift we want to give to our clients.


HOW TO ORDER

The process of ordering your pet portrait is pretty simple. 

1. Pick a size and order it

2. Send us an email with the picture of your pet, and any special instructions

In order to create a clear portrait, we need a high resolution photo. After purchasing a portrait, email the photo to us at photos@unsketch.

If your aren't sure if your photo is high enough quality, feel free to email us in advance. In order to focus the portrait in on your pet, we may simplify the background. 

We will let you know when we finish, and send it out as soon as possible! Most products will take around 5-7 days to finish, but more detailed or a larger size may affect this time.

 
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