How to Cartoonize your Adorable Pet

Let’s face it, we’re obsessed with our pets! From our ridiculous nicknames, to dressing them up for Halloween, we can’t get enough of our dogs and cats! If you’re anything like us, you’ve dreamed of cartoonizing your dog or cat into a fun caricature or portrait to capture their unique personality. Here’s a handy DIY guide to cartoonize your adorable pet cat or dog!

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Step 1: Pose your Pet

Position your dog or cat in a room with ample lightning and make sure they don’t get distracted by every little thing.

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Step 2: No seriously, pose your pet!

Okay, so your dog or cat got distracted. No problem! Just tell them how much of a wonderful good boy or girl they are and use your superior pet parenting skills to get them to pose. Easy-peasy, right?

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Step 3: OK just Bribe your pet to pose for your picture

So your dog or cat is getting too distracted, twitchy and restless for you to draw them? Well then, just bribe them with a tasty treat and make them work for it.

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Step 4: Draw your pet as fast as you can!!!

Ready, set, go! It’s only a matter of time before your dog or cat gets distracted again, so draw them as quickly as you can!

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Step 5: Admit you’re not an artist and get help

If you’re happy with your drawing proceed to step 6. If not, maybe it’s time to contract a professional artist for some help. If you don’t happen to know any, you can find some professional artists on websites like Upwork, Fivrr or Freelancer who you can work with to cartoonize your pet based on a picture of them.

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Step 6: Cartoonize my Pet!

At this point, you should have final art files of your cartoon dog or cat. For quick and dirty cartoonizing, you can use mobile apps like Insta Toon or Cartoon Yourself on your smartphone.


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But why stop there? Cartoonzing your dog or cat is just the beginning. You can bring your cartoonized dog or cat portrait to life in the form of mugs, shirts and books. There are a few services like Printful that you can use to print your designs. These services require a bit of technical knowledge and a learning curve.

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For the easiest solution possible, just reach out to us at Petventures; our expert pet artists will turn a picture of your dog or cat into a custom cartoon portrait that you can print on a mug, or book.

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To create a high quality keepsake to celebrate your pet or create a gift for a pet-lover, check out our personalized pet book Petventures. Petventures is a customizable storybook that tells the story of your dog or cat exploring a magical town filled with pets.

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Create a Book starring your Dog or Cat!

Photos by Caleb Stokes Jay Wennington Stef Versoza