Now that the craziness of the holidays is over, it’s time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day. Just what you want to hear, isn’t it?? But if you have a special occasion coming up--Valentine’s or otherwise--and it involves a pet-lover, consider a pet portrait.
Max Lin is a sixteen year old young man with an amazing talent. He takes a simple photograph of your beloved pet and turns it into a hand-drawn work of art. I’ve seen his work for myself, and was highly impressed. I’m no art critic, but something about the expressions, shadings and way the animals actually seem to move made me want to pet the pictures all night. My children saw his drawings too, and pulled me aside to whisper, “He is SOOOOOO good! When can he do ours? ”
Max likes a minimum of three weeks to complete a portrait, preferably longer. I plan on getting my photographs to him soon, so anyone who wants to get ahead of me should contact him quickly!
I know people who have paid several hundred dollars for a portrait of their pet, and the quality was mediocre at best (sorry, Deb). Max’s prices begin at just $20.00, and at the risk of repeating myself, his talent is outstanding. And Max is not just an artist: he's a humanitarian as well. Part of his proceeds are donated to the Humane Society, something all pet owners can support.
So if you are in need of a special gift for any pet-lover, consider Max Lin. He’s happy to discuss all aspects of your project before you commit, and will ensure you are happy with the end result. I’d do it soon though—I have a feeling this guy is going to be in high demand!