Saturday, 24 September 2016

Caturday Art: My Pet Portrait

Happy Caturday!




Athena's Pet Portrait


Athena's Portrait by Louisa Houchen


So, do you like my new pet portrait?

It's by this fab artist called Louisa Houchen. Mum came across her work whilst browsing the web for animal artists and instantly fell in love with Louisa's beautiful pet art.

Mum wanted an illustration of me to use as my branding logo and header and she knew she wanted something unique and original. And as you can see from my portrait, she found it.

Louisa says her art is "a modern approach to pet portraiture" and believes she has a talent for capturing pets' personalities in her own quirky style. In fact, it's this uniqueness that caught my mum's eye. 

And it's not just cats and dogs Louisa will draw. She also draws horses, pet snakes and lizards, and even stick insects! Just email a photo of your pet and she will get to work on your illustration right away. You can then choose to order beautiful bespoke products featuring your pet's portrait: super cool merchandise such as t-shirts, mugs, bags, laptop covers, mobile phone cases and so much more. 

And what's more, your illustration is free until the 22nd October 2016. You only pay for your chosen product.

As you can see, Mum chose the A4 print with the black background. Doesn't it look striking?

If you want to find out more about Louisa's pet portraits and custom-made items click here to visit her website 

You can also find her on Twitter @LouisaHouchen https://twitter.com/LouisaHouchen

Disclosure: I received a free illustration of Athena and purchased the A4 print. I was not compensated financially to write this post. Full disclosure

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34 comments:

Kristian said...

This is fantastic art work! Thanks for sharing the details ☺️

Kristian said...

This is fantastic art work! Thanks for sharing the details ☺️

Louis the Blogging Dog said...

Bautifur portrait. I rruff it!
Louis Dog Armstrong

Summer said...

Wow, this is amazing, Athena! I love it!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing how beautiful your artwork is. We love the new header and style and you look absolutely fantastic, Athena. Great compliment to the artist! Pawkisses for a wonderful Caturday :) <3

Marie Symeou said...

Thanks. You're welcome :)

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you, Louis Dog :)

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you :)

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you. Happy Caturday!

Ann Adamus said...

Her artwork is really great and it's a beautiful choice, unique and personal for your new header and blog design ... well done!

Pam Greer said...

I love it!!!

Roby Sweet said...

That is a beautiful portrait. Love it!

Eastside Cats said...

Wowwee, Athena! Beautiful! But how could anyone go wrong by illustrating your beauty?!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Totally unique and gorgeous. Love it too!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We love your portrait.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I love it! Great choice on the black background, it brings out your beautiful fur colors. Looks great as your new header too.

Dragonheart, Merlin, and Devi said...

That's a beautiful portrait of you, Athena! It looks lovely with the black background. Gorgeous!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

OH Athena that is gorgeous!

Andrea Priebe said...

Wow Athena ... what a stunning portrait. I love the eyes. You are truly a beauty and your artist friend is quite talented. I live in the USA though, so don't know if I could use her ... Thank you for the great tip though :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

The Menagerie Mom said...

Athena, this is gorgeous! What talent, to create something like this. Thank you for sharing Louisa's art with us! I'll certainly be checking out her stuff. Purrs!

Cathy Keisha said...

That's gorgeous. My question is can you make your own products with her paintings or are they licensed?

robin lorraine williamson said...

the art is very beautiful but look who the model is enough said have a great week

The Florida Furkids said...

That's super artwork! We've got to check it out!!

The Florida Furkids

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you :)

Marie Symeou said...

Thanks :)

Sweet Purrfections said...

What a nice portrait

Kitties Blue said...

Athena, this is incredibly stunning, and it makes the most meowvolous header. Super eye catching. Louisa captured your beautiful fur markings really well. We love the photo of you admiring yourself. Mom's going to check out her site right now. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Caista Jo

The Swiss Cats said...

What a beautiful portrait ! Purrs

Toby Ayne said...

What a beautiful portrait!!!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Your portrait is just incredible, Athena! I definitely plan to visit the artist's website :)

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Your heading is purrfect, Athena ... we love it! And the art of you took our breath away. She did an amazing job of capturing your inner beauty as well as your outer beauty.

Chirpycats said...

Athena, what a great choice in artist. She captured your beautiful face and marking just purrfectly! I noticed your pretty face on your new header immediately 😻

meowmeowmans said...

Louisa Houchen is so talented, Athena. We love that portrait of you! :)

Caren Gittleman said...

Her work is amazing! I noticed your new art instantly when you first changed it. Wish I could afford to purchase from her right now. I just LOVE how she captured Athena. The eyes are exquisite!!!!! Louisa is definitely talented! Thank you for introducing us to her! catchatwithcarenandcody