My name is Erica and I paint custom pet portraits that grief counselors say can help my customers work through losing a pet. One of the keys to painting animals is to paint the eyes full of soul and that captures the true essence of the animal.
But painting eyes hasn’t always come easy for me.
I avoided painting eyes for a long time because I knew how important they were in getting juuust right. The eyes are the most important part of a portrait and if I couldn’t get them right, why would I even bother?
After many pet portraits later and grateful customers all over the world, I’m here to guide you with my proven process to make sure you succeed.
I love to teach and empower other artists, wether budding artists or seasoned pet portrait artists, how to expand their artistry. How I make those eyes come alive and is the most common questions I get and that’s why I created this step-by-step guide to help you, no matter what level you are at or in season of life – these’s something for everyone.
There’s something so special about painting animals that viewers connect deeply with and I can’t wait for you to paint animal eyes that you’re proud to share.