Traditional graphite sketch

by Sara Create your order now

New Artist Offer – £15 off any size until 31 January!

Memorialize your little one in fine, lifelike detail. Our meticulous UK artist Sarah puts pencil to paper to create these graphite sketch portraits. ADD A ‘POP OF COLOUR’ just let us know in the special requests if you’d like your pets eyes or collar added in colour!

Choose graphite pencil for a timeless pet portrait that looks stunning wherever it is displayed. Your portrait is drawn with Faber Castell graphite pencils, with Prismacolor and Caran d’ache for any colour requested!

Send us your best photo of your dearest friend(s), and in just 21 days, you’ll receive a professional portrait that captures so much more than a photograph ever could – that “welcome home” feeling, those quiet nights on the couch, and those perfect days at the park.

The Artist

I started drawing pets 4 years ago and now draw every day from my home in Manchester. My favourite animal to draw is a cat because of their eyes or any any dog with lots and lots of shaggy fur! I had 4 Maine coon cats at the same time and sadly now only have one called Alfie. I look forward to drawing your gorgeous fur babies.

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Special Requests

Please tell us a little about their personality & any details you’d like us to omit or include in your portrait

Portrait Text

Add a name, date or dedication
(Please complete only if you’d like text hand painted on your portrait)


Image Choice

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Special Requests:
Please tell us your pets name & personality. Let us know here, if you do have a favourite image & whether to include or omit collar.
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What others say about Sara

Cleo looks great, I am definitely approving this and look forward to receiving our amazing drawing! View this artist

Karen, Wilts


Drawn with Faber Castell graphite pencils, with Prismacolor and Caran d’ache for any colour on Daler Rowney paper.


Please note actual sizes of artwork:

SMALL: 1 person/pet head only. Mount 25 x 30cm. Artwork 15 x 21cm

MEDIUM: 1 or 2 subjects. Mount 28 x 36cm. Artwork 21 x 30cm

LARGE: 1 full body or 2 or 3 people/pets. Mount 40 x 50cm.  Artwork 30 x 42cm


Professionally framed in a choice of solid wood frames, made in the UK, from FSC wood, with real glass glazing. Choose from standard or premium style frames. Choose the frame colour once you’ve viewed your portrait.  View samples

Extra Pets?

You can have two or three pets on one portrait. The cost for an extra pet is £50. We can combine pets from different photos to offer you the best composition.

Your Photos

Please upload or email up to 6 good quality photos to our team. Read advice on taking photos here


We guarantee delivery within 3 weeks of receiving your order. 

UK tracked & signed DHL next day courier delivery is £6.50 and FREE on orders over £250. Shipping is FREE for Gift Card purchases. We guarantee delivery to your door within 3 weeks (21 days) of receiving your order. Shipping to Europe (non UK) is £15.00 and £25.00 to the rest of the world


We offer a likeness guarantee. If you are not 100% happy with your portrait we’ll issue you a full refund. No questions asked. See our refund policy

  • Cleo looks great, I am definitely approving this and look forward to receiving our amazing drawing! View this artist

    Karen, Wilts

  • Thank you so much for the amazing portraits of Cookie and Inca. My wife absolutely loves them! Enormous thanks for painting them so brilliantly. Such a lovely style and likeness to our girls! View this artist

    Caspar, Shropshire

  • Fabulous service, nothing was too much trouble. Minor adjustments made as requested. My daughter absolutely loves the picture. Such a talented artist. View this artist

    Liz, Northampton

  • Just a few lines to say how thrilled I am with our portrait of Dora. Sarah’s attention to detail and subtle but rich colour palette captured Dora’s personality (intelligent and energetic, very cute) perfectly. It was the ideal birthday present for my wife who loved it. View this artist

    John, London

  • Such a great service and excellent value. Great communication throughout. My wife said “he really looks like my George even down to the glint in his eyes! Such a true likeness” Can’t speak highly enough. View this artist

    Matthew, Horsham

  • Received today, beautifully packed. I must pass on our heartfelt thanks. The likenesses are bang on but the work is much, much more than a recreation of a photograph. It’s a fantastic piece of art – and we love it. An exemplary service. View this artist

    Bill, Kent

  • My daughter surprised me with a beautiful drawing of my beloved Cocoa. She was nearly 12 years when she passed away. Now she looks at me as if she is still alive. Her eyes very life like which is not easy. Thank you so much View this artist

    Susan, St Albans

  • We are absolutely thrilled. Alfie joined in removing the wrapping and his face was a picture when he saw the portrait of himself! View this artist

    Eileen, Ross on Wye

  • My sister and nephew loved the portrait and couldn’t believe the likeness. They said it was the best present they’d ever had. Thank you again so much for an amazing service! View this artist

    Carol, Gloucs

  • Thank you so much for the painting of Fred, my wife loved it. The portrait exceeds our expectations. It is a fantastic likeness and has captured his character. We don’t know how much longer we’ll have him, but will always have a part of him. View this artist

    Mike, Knaresborough

  • WOW I have tears in my eyes it is so beautiful. I could not of asked for more.
    Words fail me. Thank you so so much! View this artist

    Tracy, Herts

  • The portrait arrived! It actually made Clare cry (in a good way!!!) she absolutely loves it! Thank you so much. View this artist

    Adam, Shropshire

  • Just had my beautiful boy delivered. He’s back home safe and sound where he belongs. I can’t thank Tilly & Blue enough for capturing every detail, customer service & keeping me up to date with progress. View this artist

    Alison, Derbyshire

  • All received today what a fantastic job you have done. She has captured our Max to a tee. He’s home again. I will be in touch for another portrait as a present soon. View this artist

    Murray, Slough

  • I’m very impressed, having done A LOT of research on portrait companies I am glad I chose yourselves! Wonderful, thank you very much. View this artist

    James, Dorset

  • Received portrait today and love it! It’s for my wife’s 50th and I think she’ll be delighted. Thanks again. View this artist

    Elliot, London

  • That is just fantastic. We lost him last week so thank you so much for this memory. View this artist

    Caroline, Gloucs

  • My heart skipped a beat when I saw Oscar’s portrait, it’s like having him back with us. Karen has captured his true likeness. View this artist

    Carol, Sunderland

  • Many thanks for the lovely painting for my wife’s Birthday. She absolutely loves it! I just wanted to thank you so so much for the hard work. Very professional and easy to deal with and you got things just perfect. View this artist

    Paul, Wolverhampton

  • I received Oliver’s drawing and just wanted to say a massive thank you – it’s just amazing! When a drawing is actually better than the photo, you know you have a very talented artist! View this artist

    Lucy, West Midlands

  • We absolutely love our portrait of Beau. Jane has captured him perfectly and we couldn’t have wished for anything better. Beau recently passed on and this portrait is a beautiful way to honour him and keep his memory alive. View this artist

    Linda, Gwent

  • This looks fantastic and I could not be more pleased! It has captured them perfectly. View this artist

    Amy, London

  • That is absolutely stunning! Sam has done an amazing job. View this artist

    Liz, Kettering

  • What can we say….. stunning! Karen has done a superb job of capturing our “crew”. Having lost Rosie recently it is a wonderful to have her back in the house ! (We talk to her all the time) Thank you for a truly wonderful portrait in the extra large size as requested. View this artist

    Nicki, Staffs

  • Absolutely brilliant. The picture is so life like it really does capture the true nature of our pug. The detail is just unbelievable highly recommended thank you so much. View this artist

    Royston, Devon

  • I am absolutely thrilled with the painting of our black lab, Teal. I was confident with my decision but I really wasn’t expecting such amazing quality. The resemblance is uncanny, you can tell it’s specifically Teal and not just any black Lab. View this artist

    Esme, Leics

  • Tilly & Blue offer a great service and easy to use web site. They helped getting the best composition and guided me through all the options. Recommend them to anyone wanting a pet portrait, the final framed portrait is stunning! View this artist

    Ian, Essex

  • A HUGE thank you for our lovely portrait of Flick and Morty. I’m completely amazed how it turned out. It is 100% Flick and Morty, you’ve captured every detail of them PURRfectly. You’ve made this whole process a joy and super easy. View this artist

    Molly, Kent

  • Wow, thank you so much. It is absolutely beautiful, I love it! Please pass on my thanks to Margaret, she has done an incredible job!!!! It is just perfect! View this artist

    Louise, Wilts

  • I’m absolutely blown away. Please pass on my personal thanks to Laura. Unfortunately, we had to say good bye to Tigs last week at the grand age of 19, so this portrait is bitter sweet. View this artist

    Cheryl, Yorkshire

  • From the exemplary customer service and the EXCEPTIONAL talent of the artist that did the portrait of my darling (departed) cat. I am lost for words – its something I will treasure for the rest of my life – THANK YOU! View this artist

    Suzie, Bucks

  • I gave it to my parents today and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house! Karen has captured Ozzy so beautifully. Your care and compassion has been fantastic. You have given us a piece of art that we can only describe as perfect. View this artist

    Samantha, Carmarthanshire

  • Absolutely perfect, just what we wanted. We love it thank you. View this artist

    Melanie, Worcester

  • Nicky did a portrait of our beloved dog Candy that we sadly lost in April. All I can say is thank you. Although tinged with sadness and a heavy heart, the portrait will be cherished with a sad tear and a happy smile. View this artist

    Anna, France

  • I had this portrait for Franks 12th birthday. Today would be his 13th birthday so the portrait is all the more poignant now he’s passed. We look at it with happiness rather than heartbreak. Just glad we had this done while he was still so full of life. View this artist

    Julie, Nottingham

  • My painting arrived safely today and it’s absolutely great. Thank you all very much for such a fabulous service. And to the very talented Margaret! View this artist

    Christine, Leeds

  • Wow, all three portraits look fantastic! Thanks for all of your help during this process, it’s been unbelievably easy and quicker than I ever imagined. Pass on my thanks and compliments to Margaret, she’s done an amazing job. View this artist

    Craig, Gloucs

  • Karen has done an absolutely phenomenal job at capturing Moloko’s likeness. It has taken pride of place in the kitchen. Thank you all so much for your exceptional service and skills.
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    Kieran & Chris

  • My parents are so happy with the portrait of our recently deceased Rosie. Everyone loves the fact her eyes follow you around the room haha. The service and process was just as impressive as the end result. Thanks so much!!! View this artist

    Glen, Newcastle

  • The customer service was exceptional. We were kept informed every step of the way about our portrait. Karen’s passion, commitment and skill really shone through in her work. Could not have chosen a better artist. View this artist

    Deb, Somerset

  • I’ve just opened the box OMG it is amazing. It has such detail in the fur and eyes I was moved by the true likeness of their faces. This portrait is a gift vand I’m sure this will melt her heart. I will be recommending to all my friends. View this artist

    C.P., London

  • We were given a Christmas gift voucher for a portrait of our beloved King Charles Cavalier ‘Binky’. Absolutely delighted, it’s a perfect likeness. You’ve caught Binky’s personality absolutely spot on! We will treasure forever. View this artist

    Michelle, Newcastle

  • I’m so delighted with Jaffa’s portrait, please pass on my thanks to Nicky. My husband is overjoyed with it. View this artist

    Elaine, Durham

  • I absolutely love them, she has done a fantastic job and both portraits are gorgeous. I’m really looking forward to receiving them! View this artist

    Megan, Derby

  • We absolutely love our portrait. Margaret captured her blue eyes and her wonky coloured paw as well. It’s perfect! Gave this to my hubby for our first wedding anniversary. View this artist

    Angela, Aberdeen

  • I commissioned a portrait of Jasper for my daughter who was distraught after losing him. She was in tears when she saw the portrait; the likeness was incredible and Asti captured his spirit beautifully. View this artist

    Jean, Corbridge

  • So glad I found this website. I wanted a painting of my friend’s pet for a special birthday gift. I am astounded at how good the painting is and my friend is over the moon. First class service! View this artist

    Donna, Cumbria

  • Had trouble with another company who couldn’t get Alfie right so I cancelled. Tilly and Blue were amazing and couldn’t have done anything any better. View this artist

    Julie, Nuneaton

  • Really friendly, helpful and efficient service! Very pleased with the finished graphite portrait of our two dogs.​ View this artist

    Nikki, Warwick

  • Great personal service and a wonderful product. Delighted with the quality of our portrait. View this artist

    Dave, Edinburgh

  • Receiving our amazing portrait, has really helped us deal with losing Honey last month. Can’t believe how lifelike it is. View this artist

    Kelly, Oxford

  • Amazing service. Took a couple of photos and produced a likeness that is so lively and life like it brought tears to the owners eyes. I can’t praise the company and the artist enough. View this artist

    Ed, Sussex

  • Amazingly lifelike and a fitting tribute to my beloved dog, Kenji. Utterly professional and fantastic quality would recommend to anyone. View this artist

    Martin, Middlesbrough

  • You have captured the essence, soul, and heart of my two girls. Thank you from the bottom of my heart it is without doubt THE best gift I have EVER had. View the artist

    Sarah, Tynemouth

  • Great isn’t the word. I couldn’t stop crying when I saw her. Thanks for an amazing service. View this artist

    Jay, Leicester

  • The picture has just arrived safely and it is beautiful, the preview you sent didn’t do it justice. It’s exquisite! Thank you to Margaret for her amazing talent of capturing Fergus and Seamus! View this artist

    Kate, East Sussex

  • Oh my goodness, Jack’s picture arrived today. Amazing service, amazing picture, thank you doesn’t come close. View this artist

    Clare, Cumbria

  • The care taken to understand what we were looking for and their customer service were outstanding. We all absolutely adore our portrait! View this artist

    Caroline, Newcastle

  • Thank you for the beautiful watercolour of my sister’s beloved rag doll cat. It made a wonderful birthday present which my sister ‘adores’. The company took great care to ensure the best likeness. View this artist

    Tessa, Bath

  • Oh my lord. Absolutely perfect!! I can’t believe how true it is, thank you so so much! I’m blown away by the level of service and communication I’ve had. View this artist

    Frankie, Chesterfield

  • I got very emotional when I saw our gorgeous portrait, absolutely love it! Words can’t say thank you enough. View this artist

    Susan, Hampshire