Canelita: July 2019 Instagram Giveaway Winner


Meet Canelita!

My first ever pet portrait giveaway on Instagram was a huge success! I couldn’t believe the turnout and met so many great new people (and pets) through the experience. Thank you to EVERYONE who participated!!! If you didn’t win this round, I hope you do next time! 🐾

The contest began on Monday July 8th and ended Friday July 12th at 11:59 PM EST. To enter, participants had to follow @painted.pups, like the giveaway post, and tag one or more pet-loving friends in the comments. The more people participants tagged, the more entry vouchers they got, increasing their chances of winning. The winner was selected via a random digital draw, and announced on Monday July 15th.

@canelitaviajera was the winner, and after she provided some reference photos of Canelita, I created this painting! 🎨 I love how working digitally allows me to create art for people all over the world. This was an international contest and Canelita is based in Colombia, so I enjoyed the freedom and flexibility of collaborating with pet owners outside of Toronto! Thank you to Canelita and her mom for supporting my work.

This painting is 11 x 14” in size, and was created using Photoshop and a Wacom Intuos tablet.


Here is the original sketch or “line art” where the image started.


If you’d like to get your own custom pet portrait, you can request a quote here to get the process started!