T Thomas Phillips

Featured Artist: How Ana Breathes Life into Pet Portraits

Sep 29, 2023
Ana Featured Artist

Meet Ana, a passionate artist with a heart drawn to art. Although she stepped into the realm of coding with aspirations of becoming a programmer, the vibrant world of art lured her back into its embrace. She confessed, “Now, I am actually working as an artist. If I could turn back time, I would have chosen art.”

Her professional affair with design began three years ago, springing from a personal project designing visuals for a website. The project not only marked the onset of her career in design but also brought back a long-standing love for drawing.

“Drawing has been with me my whole life. I've loved doing it since I was a child,” remembered Ana. 

Ana working on a pet portrait.

Amidst her growing affection for digital artistry, Ana stumbled upon an opportunity to work on NFT art for a client. She embarked on creating digital collections filled with clothes, accessories, and unique characters. It was an exciting phase where she also began harnessing the powers of Photoshop and a digital sketchboard to breathe life into her drawings.

Pet Portraits: A Love Illustrated

Now a cherished member of the Pet Portraits family, Ana revels in the joy that each day brings as she breathes life into sketches of numerous pets, each one showcasing its unique personality through her art.

Asked about what she enjoys most about her work at Pet Portraits, Ana's face lit up with a bright smile.

"The sheer joy of seeing so many pet images, working on orders... it's a pleasure," she pauses, her eyes lighting up, "seeing so many pets in a day provides me my daily dose of endorphins,” she shared warmly.

Ana with her cats.

Her journey at Pet Portraits has also presented her with challenges that honed her skills further. Recalling a particular pet portrait, Ana shared, “The most challenging one was a Tortoiseshell cat due to its very unique features. But I put love into every creation, making the task a delightful challenge.”

More Than Art: The Heart Behind Our Portraits

Ana cherishes the emotional connection that people share with their pets and believes that every pet portrait encapsulates memories that are immortal, a bond that's like family. Her love for animals is not just a fleeting emotion but a lifelong companionship she had nurtured since her childhood days in a village surrounded by pets. “Pets are loyal; they are truly a part of the family. They give you a lot of energy and love,” she emphasized.

When posed with the notion that machines could replicate what she does, Ana was firm in her belief.

“A real artist invests a lot of effort, love, and time. Making someone happy with your creation is what makes you an artist,” she stated earnestly, reaffirming the indispensable essence of human touch in every stroke that crafts emotions onto a canvas.

A Circle of Trust and Talent

Ana takes great pride in the trust and faith that pet owners place in her skills. She's driven to improve and adapt with every piece of constructive feedback received. The friendly bond between the designers at Pet Portraits isn't merely transactional but reflects a team spirit in creating something beautiful and memorable. It is a supportive environment where Ana, as the design lead, helps the team improve their skills.

Reflecting on her journey from coding lines to drawing feline finesse, Ana expressed her heartfelt gratitude towards the pet owners. “Thank you for the trust you have in us as designers. Your kind reviews are important and motivating,” she shared, eager to continue her artful expedition at Pet Portraits, enriching lives one pet portrait at a time.