Samantha Barnes

ARTIST & ILLUSTRATOR
 

I am a fine artist and illustrator trained at the Herron School of Art and Design. I recently graduated in May 2019 with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art, with a Major in Drawing and Illustration. I have a wide range of skills and can adapt my art style for different pieces, but typically I use a realistic rendering style. I primarily use chalk pastel, charcoal, and graphite, but also work occasionally in photography, digital media, watercolor, oil, and acrylic. On this page you will be able to see all of my most recent artwork, and information for pet portrait commissions.     

 

I excel at drawing animals, and because of this, my illustrations usually feature animals. I can illustrate them realistically, or characterized, but typically they appear realistically in my artwork. This love of animals inspired my most recent body of work: my Baccalaureate Thesis Series. In this series, I place animals in human situations to exaggerate their personalities. I have done this to bring to light that animals often look and act just like people, and in turn, deserve to be treated and respected just like our fellow friends and family members. Featured below are pictures from my Baccalaureate Thesis Exhibition, and further down the page you can see my entire body of work from this series! 

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My Illustration Portfolio

A collection of my most recent artwork created during my schooling at the Herron School of Art and Design.

Artist Tarot Card Designs, Chalk Pastel, 5.5x13.5in, 2018

Left to right: The Fool, The Empress, The Moon

"Macbeth Witches", Chalk Pastel, 17x22.5in 2018

"Legend of Bastet", Chalk Pastel, 18x24in, 2018

"The Truth Behind Trophy Hunting", Chalk Pastel, 18x24in, 2018

The Boy Movie Poster. Pastel. 2017
Demons. Charcoal. 2017

The History of the Circus. Gouache, 12x32, 2018

Milkshake. Digital Painting. 2017

Illustration Series for the Book Pet Semetary

The Pet Sematary, Chalk Pastel, 18x24, 2018

Louis and Church, Chalk Pastel, 16x20, 2018

Wendigo, Chalk Pastel, 16x20, 2018

Digging the Grave, Chalk Pastel. 16x20, 2018

Gabe, Chalk Pastel, 16x20, 2018

Surreal Pet Portrait Series

This series of chalk pastel and charcoal drawings is my Baccalaureate Thesis Series. In this series, I place animals in human situations to exaggerate their personalities. I have done this to bring to light that animals often look and act just like people, and in turn, deserve to be treated and respected just like our fellow friends and family members. If you are interested in prints of any of the following pieces, please email me at the email listed in contact info!

Color Portraits

Bubble Bath Baby, Chalk Pastel, 18x24in, 2018

Midnight Snack, Chalk Pastel, 18x24in, 2018

Elementary Days, Chalk Pastel, 18x24in, 2019

Fast Food Flock, Chalk Pastel, 18x24in, 2018

A Raccoon's Paradise, Chalk Pastel, 18x24in, 2019

Gone Mudding, Chalk Pastel, 18x24in, 2019

Black and White Portraits

Deep Sea Donkey, Charcoal, 11x14in, 2018

Stag Selfie, Charcoal, 11x14, 2019

Designer Llama, Charcoal, 11x14in, 2018

Chef's Special, Charcoal, 11x14in, 2019

The Camping Trip, Charcoal, 11x14, 2019

 
 

CONTACT ME TODAY FOR YOUR OWN CUSTOM ARTWORK

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barnes1397@gmail.com

 

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 PET PORTRAIT PRICING

 

Base level pricing includes a single pet portrait, and a solid color or shade for the background. Shipping is FREE for all Mini, Small, and Medium drawings!

 

Mini 5x7in- $25

Small 8x10in-$50

Medium 11x14in-$100

Large 18x24in- $150

Extra large 20x30in- $200

Add On's:

 

Backgrounds: Add $10 to listed prices. If you would like your pet in a specific environment you will need to send a photo of that environment along with your pet photo, or photograph your pet in the location you want them in.

Adding A Riding Person (Horse Portraits Only): Add $15 to listed prices. This add on is for drawings of people riding horses.

 

Combined Photos: If you want to combine more than one pet into a drawing, each added pet would be an additional $15 to the listed prices. 

Pet Portrait Commissions

Info & Policies:

  • These drawings can be done in either charcoal, chalk pastel, or graphite in a mini, small, medium, large, or XL (see price list below for more details).
     

  • A basic pet portrait includes only the pet, your choice of drawing medium, and an empty or solid background. Frames are not included!
     

  • Add-On's like full backgrounds, adding pets, or adding people (horse portraits only) cost extra (see price list below for more info).
     

  • Drawings typically take 2-4 weeks depending on the size and complexity.
     

  • To ensure that you love your drawing, I always send a photo of the final drawing for you to approve before shipping.
     

  • For all commissions, I ask that a 50% down payment be paid before I start drawing, and the rest to be paid after I finish.

 

Ordering Your Commission:

  1. Contact me on here by emailing directly through the website (see below).​
     

  2. In that email, send me a clear, focused photo of what you want drawn. Include specific details about what you would like drawn, and make sure to include what medium you want, and what size. If needed, I can help you decide which medium would look best for your drawing.
     

  3. Payment can be done by check, cash, or PayPal. No cards accepted. Payments can be made in person, online via PayPal, or mailed.
     

  4. Shipping is available anywhere in the U.S., and buyer must pay shipping for any commissions.

Graphite Commission with Added Background and Person, 11x14, 2017

Basic Pet Pastel Commission, 11x14, 2018 

Basic Pastel Pet Commission, 8x10, 2018

Basic Pet Charcoal Commission, 18x24, 2016

Basic Pet Charcoal Commission, 8x10, 2017

Basic Pet Pastel Commission, 11x14, 2018

Graphite Pet Commission with Added Background

and Riding Person, 18x24, 2016

Basic Pet Charcoal Commission,

11x14, 2018

Basic Pet Graphite Commission, 8x10, 2018

Charcoal Pet Commission with Added Background and Riding Person, 18x24, 2018

Basic Pet Charcoal Commission, 18x24, 2018

 

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