Ink Drawing FAQ

How long does it take?

Small works usually take 1-2 weeks to complete. Larger works (11” x 14”+) may take up to 3-4 weeks to complete. Please allow more time around the holidays or if your piece is particularly complex.

What materials do you use?

All materials used are professional, archival quality. The ink I use is AP certified and archival. All claybord is created by Ampersand and is archival and acid free. Upon completion, all artwork is varnished with a satin finish, which protects against UV and dust. Take care of the artwork, and it will last for over a century!

Do you frame the artwork?

At this time I do not offer framed options for artwork due to shipping concerns.

Can I use the artwork on t-shirts and other merchandise?

No, all copyright is retained by the artist and all artwork is intended for personal use. If you are interested in licensing my artwork, please contact me.

How much is shipping?

All shipping is $10 within the US. Rush shipping is available upon request. Please contact for quote if shipping outside the US.


How does payment work?


All payments are requested through Venmo at shelby-elizabeth-art, or via my website. You can select payment of total price upon booking, or pay a $50 deposit with the balance due before your custom piece is shipped.

Do you have a contract?

Yes, for orders of $300+ or upon request, a contract will be sent and agreement is required before artwork can be started. The contract protects both the client and the artist, and lays out expected due dates as well as other general info. View a sample contract here.

Any tips for making my artwork the best it can be?

Yes! Great photos are the most important thing for an amazing piece. The better the photo, the more detail I can see and the better the final artwork. The best photos are high resolution with natural lighting, with the eyes clearly visible! Communication is also very important in ensuing you get an amazing piece of art you love forever!

What do I need to start?

When you are ready to book, please email a great photo of your pet to and fill out the Custom Ink Drawing Request form.

The better the photo, the better the drawing! Pet photo taking tips are available upon request as well.

Once agreed, a 25% non-refundable deposit is required upon booking, and 50% is due upon completion of the artwork. You are under no obligation whatsoever until payment has been made and the drawing has been started.

Please review my price estimates before emailing.