Project Pet: The Furry Little DetailsSo you've heard the news...Project Pet is coming to Cordova! Now all that's left is to reserve your seat, send in your photo, and to wonder...how does all this work?
Project Pet is a wonderful way for you to paint a portrait of your favorite animal--whether it woofs or meows; crawls, runs, flies, or swims. With Project Pet, we create a paint-by-numbers style canvas for each individual painter, based on a photo of your pet that you send in. Using that special canvas, along with a color palette specific to your animal, our artists walk you through how to paint all the fur (or feathers, or scales), claws, wet noses, and twitching tails that make up your pet. The results are incredible, and we can't wait to try it out with you guys.
Once you're signed up, you'll need to send in a photo of your pet. Here are some tips to help make your photo (and by extension, your masterpiece!) PAW-some:
• 1 pet per person/per photo
• Highest resolution possible
• Pet is clear and in the foreground with no furniture, objects, grass, etc. blocking any body parts
• Pet is centered in the photo either FULL BODY or HEAD SHOT, with no cropped off edges.
• Our best advice is to take a photo of your pet with the best camera you have outside during the day, under a shaded area (like your front porch, back patio, or inside near a window). Remember, the better your photo is, the easier the painting process will be.
Our favorite tip for photographing a wiggly puppy? Grab a buddy, and have one person hold a smartphone, ready to snap the photo, while the other person holds a treat or beloved toy right next to the camera. This will get your pup's attention and have him or her looking alert and adorable for the photo.
Trying to photograph a cat? Good luck! Those guys don't answer to any human. But we bet your painting will turn out great anyway.
Head to our event calendar to reserve your seat for our next Project Pet, then grab a squeaky toy and get photographing!