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Dog Art Options

When looking for original art or art prints today, the first thing to remember is to make full use of the internet. The internet has completely changed the way we buy products, including art. Artists are now able to reach a national and even international audience where previously they were restricted to finding buyers in their local area. Similarly buyers looking to find the perfect painting or art print can view and choose from a huge selection online, and this is where you should start.

There are many options available, from an original oil painting of your own pet from a photo you supply, to mass produced art prints of any dog breed. Lets analyse the options further.

Your dog:

The first and most expensive option if you really desire your own dog in the art, and also the most sought after, is to have an original oil or acrylic or watercolour painting commissioned. Normally this just requires that you supply a clear photograph of your pet to the artist, and select which of the standard sizes you require. Note however that due to the time it takes for a painting to be completed, plus allowing for paint drying time, an original painting can take weeks or months to complete.

The second option is to supply your chosen photo to one of the “digital” art services, who will digitally filter and alter the photo so it appears to have been painted. This is often not expensive but is generally unconvincing, and is my least preferable option.

Generic dog art:

If you are not specifically looking for a painting or print of a specific dog such as your own pet, but are simply looking for a particular dog breed and colour, your options are greater. Many artists create paintings of numerous dog breeds and in addition to selling the original paintings to buyers, they also sell high quality prints of the paintings at a very low cost. Sometimes these prints are limited in number to ensure some exclusivity, but generally if you are looking for spectacular dog art a print can often be the best option, and in many cases pet owners cannot believe the dog in the print is not theirs. The art is normally printed on high quality watercolor paper or canvas, and is difficult to distinguish from an original. Some artists will even personalise the print with a particular pet name if requested.

In addition to selling original paintings and prints some artists also sell other products which display their dog art images, such as clothing and t-shirts, coffee mugs, calenders etc. The same images they use for their art prints are printed onto all manner of popular objects and clothing, and can be very popular gifts. Many artists offer this service on their websites alongside their original art and prints.

Conclusion:

With the vast choice available on the internet today, you can be virtually guaranteed that your perfect dog art product can be found. If you are looking for a cheap but high quality Dog Art print, look for artists who offer reprints of their original dog breed paintings at a low cost. If you really desire a painting of your own pet or that of a friend or family member, you will need to try and locate a good clear photograph to use, then choose the artist online whose previous paintings appeal most directly to you – remember there are an infinite number of different looks and styles of painting, and you should be able to find a style which is most attractive to you.

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