Critter Pawtraits is a business run by a friend of mine, Lucy. She is a freelance artist who draws your pets, and 15% of the profits go to local animal charities. Lucy has been drawing for years and has received many awards in the past including a Creative Arts trophy in 2002 and an Arts Talent award in 2006 and 2007.

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I asked her to draw my bosses dog, so I could see her work in great detail. Her animal illustrations are drawn digitally and the prices range from £10-25. A deposit is required, and the donation goes to a charity that is relevant to the subject matter, so if you have a cat, she will donate the 15% to cats protection, etc.

The print i received came well packaged in 10″ x 8″ which was an impressive size for the price. It was printed on good quality paper and mounted beautifully, ready to frame.

The drawing was uncanny to the photograph I sent her which was so impressive. The detail of all the fur was perfect and the colours and shading just right. When I gave it to my boss she recognised her own dog without me having to explain anything!

I really recommend Lucy’s work, and if you would like a Critter Pawtrait of your own, check out the business Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Critter-Pawtraits/