Welcome to the enchanting world of pet portrait in costume
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STARANIMAL provides an animal portrait creation service in personalized costume from a simple photo. Personalized portrait, gift card or portrait reproduction, STARANIMAL advises and guides you in our purchase.
WHAT’S NEW ?
Here are the latest customizable models with the animal of your choice. More models in the collections.
French/Belgian artist and graphic designer, I became passionate about animals, decoration and photography at a very young age.
Born in 1967, I studied architecture and art history and joined a visual communications agency for architectural projects. After several years, I turned to design and photography. Today, I live and work in Paris in the beautiful Montmartre district.
The trigger for animal portraiture will arrive with Uggo my Jack Russell and my first model! This doggie made me decide to launch StarAnimal in 2009, a site entirely dedicated to anthropomorphic animal portraits for dogs and cats.
For more than 15 years, I have been offering different collections with unique styles (classic, black and white, contemporary, etc.). They are enriched every month with new creations without compromising with fashions and trends. So, everyone can find the portrait that best suits their desires and the temperament of their animal.
I attach great importance to advice and dialogue. Each request is unique and I favor exchanges (by email or telephone) with my clients to advise them best, taking the time to understand their wishes.
Also discover my work through the press (30 million friends, Paris Match, l’Express, France 2, Canal+…).
The animal cause is also at the heart of my work, I donate €10 to animal protection associations for each personalized portrait order. These donations make it possible to fight against abuse, abandonment or provide care to as many people as possible.
I created StarAnimal to offer high quality service and very fine portraits. Beware of imitations, compare sites. Here nothing is made in China, nothing is done on an assembly line or by artificial intelligence. Each portrait is patiently made by hand.
Demand quality, demand a StarAnimal portrait!
Your animal is unique, his portrait too.
You will find in the portrait all the details and expressions of your animal. The photographic quality makes it possible to restore an incredible fidelity.
The different collections and the wide choice of printing formats allow you to find the portrait that best suits your animal and your desires.
The prices include the cost of creating the portrait, the cost of printing the portrait on paper or canvas as well as the cost of preparation and delivery in most European countries (a supplement may be requested for certain destinations as USA). Price identical to all models in collection.
May 22, 2022 prices
All terms of sales are available here.
QUALITY and SUPPORT
PRINTING ON PHOTOGRAPHIC PAPER : Lambda prints are made on satin RC silver photo paper Kodak of 250 gr / m2 or Canson PhotoSatin Premium RC 270g / m2.
This is the classic transfer printing method on silver paper which is developed by a chemical process (developer, fixer). The prints are then washed and dried. This technology guarantees you very high quality productions and a traditional photographic rendering.
FINE ART PRINT : The works are printed on 100% cotton Hahnemühle Fine art Photo Rag paper (308 gr / m2) with pigment inks.
Unlike silver print, Fine Art printing does not use a chemical process (developer-fixer) but a printing technique (on large printers or plotters) in very high definition guaranteeing stronger contrasts, deeper blacks and color stability over time greater than 100 years.
For prints on paper, a white margin of 2 cm is added to the dimensions of the portrait (example: for a 30 × 40 cm print, the total size of the paper will be 34 × 44 cm). Practical and aesthetic, this white margin brings more value to the work. It offers a more elegant finish to the portrait and makes it easier to hang and place in a master key and a frame.
CANVAS PRINTING : The canvas prints are made on an Ilford Canvas 375 gr / m2 polyester canvas or Hahnemühle Canvas Goya 340g / m2 fixed on a 2 cm thick wooden frame, HP Vivera pigment inks printed in very high definition.
The fabrics are matt. You can opt for a glossy canvas print at an additional cost. Please specify it in order to adjust the quote.
Fabrics are printed with mirrored edges so as not to lose part of the decor in the thickness of the wooden frame.
Cleaned with a dry cloth, without water or cleaning product. The fabrics must not be varnished.
PUZZLE : STARANIMAL portraits are now available in 1500 piece puzzles.
Have fun putting the puzzle together, piece by piece, in premium RAVENSBURGER quality.
The 60×80 cm puzzle is made up of 1500 pieces measuring 2.7×2.2 cm each. What spend long hours of relaxation and pleasure.
To offer or to offer yourself absolutely!
Quality is STARANIMAL’s priority.
Each portrait is handmade by the artist. It takes approximately 8 to 12 hours to complete a portrait and sometimes much more if the subject is complex.
Each hair and mustache is carefully drawn to give the animal a lively expression.
No detail is forgotten: it is possible to make small sores disappear or rework a slightly twisted ear on the photo thanks to the magic of digital retouching and of course the artist’s know-how.
The quality of printing and delivery are also strictly controlled.
STARANIMAL works from the largest professional photographic laboratories to take the greatest care in the manufacture and shipping of your order.
Finally, a package tracking number is provided to you in order to better manage the receipt of your package.
A word from Philippe Tyberghien « I created STARANIMAL to offer you a high quality service and very fine portraits. Beware of imitations, compare the sites and demand the original. Here nothing is done in China, nothing is done in the chain or in the factory, nothing is sloppy. No coarse copy-paste, it is a real artist who paints each portrait meticulously by hand. Ask for a STARANIMAL portrait. «
WHAT FORMAT TO CHOOSE ?
It all depends on the volume of the room, your taste and your budget.
Use small formats in small rooms (small entrance, hallway, hallway …) and choose larger formats (50×70 cm or 60×80 cm for example) for living rooms (living room, dining room, bedroom … .) where you will have a little perspective to admire the work.
If the portrait is hung above a wardrobe, a sofa or a bed, the large dimensions are also better suited because you cannot get up close to admire the work. A medium or large format will give a greater « presence » to the work.
Also think about the frame you will choose and whose dimensions are to be taken into account in the overall dimensions.
Other formats are available on request.
As an example here is a diagram of standard dimensions.
HOW IT WORKS ?
Look at the shop page.
The production of prints and prints on canvas is entrusted to professional laboratories PICTO – IMPRESSION PANORAMIQUE or WHITEWALL
These image professionals work for the greatest photographers and agencies in France and in the world. Their qualified staff and state-of-the-art equipment guarantee an exceptional rendering of the portraits entrusted to them. Each order is controlled manually for a technician.