We all love our pets to bits, even if they're little troublemakers who meow endlessly in the morning or leave little doggie surprises on the carpet. And while some regard their critters as loyal companions who are one step lower than the humans of the family, the others treat them as equals. Well, there's also that third group of people who treat their beloved pets as complete royalty. And what better way to make that clear than with a regal portrait of your favorite animal?
Crown & Paw is a company that specializes in creating custom pet portraits by combining authentic 19th-century portraits and rare Renaissance-era oil paintings with photos of animals. "Crown & Paw began as a passion project," reveals the company's creator. "We spent a rainy weekend in Amsterdam, riding bicycles down the picturesque canals, eating tasty waffles and pancakes, and visiting some of the most beautiful art galleries in the world such as the Stedelijk and the Rijksmuseum." That's where the inspiration came from.
The couple has only been creating these custom portraits since March 2019, but their gallery already shows hundreds of portraits, featuring dogs, cats, goats, a hedgehog, and even a snake! Now that's a picture to hang on a wall!
"We design them all by hand using a range of blending and retouching techniques," the company representative told Bored Panda. They pride themselves on the "wow factor" the portraits have. "All of our prints are completely unique to you and aren't available anywhere else in the world."
You can get one for your pet as well by ordering a custom portrait on their website. The price starts at $49.95 for their most popular canvases (although they have a more affordable range of posters as well) and they offer a variety of different styles to choose from.
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