I LOVE Lili Chin’s work over at Doggie Drawing! She does neato pet portraits and donates a portion of the proceeds to Boston Buddies rescue for Boston Terriers or to the rescue group of your choice. Sweet! Lili has illustrated books by very well- respected dog trainers & animal behaviorists, like Sophia Yin. Equally awesome are her educational posters on dog body language, training, how to pet dogs, etc.
This tutorial from Stephanie over at Multi-Tasking Mama shows you how to turn a photo of your pet into a felt portrait you can put on a stocking or just about anything else—pillow, bag, etc. You will need some type of photo editor like Photoshop. The rest of the materials are pretty simple and the instructions are detailed & easy to follow. You’ll need:
plain Christmas stocking or material to make your own
photo of your pet
photo editing software (like Photoshop)
felt or other fabric (at least 3 colors for highlights, shadows, & midtones)