Look at what I found on Etsy today…an “Original Pet Portrait Illustration” .
Before I give my thoughts, here’s what the seller has to say about it:
Do you love your pet?
get an original portrait illustrated by (Illustrator’s name edited)
I will illustrate any type of pet. Please look at the samples.
Will be drawn on a 8.5in x 11in bienfang gridded paper
the lines one the bienfang gridded paper are blue instead of gray.
Once you place you order I will email you asking for a good head shot portrait photo of your pet.
The bigger the better so that I can get every detail.
I’m sorry, but who in their right mind would buy this?
Why is that cat’s head on a horribly drawn body with a very ill fitting bikini top? Why are the breasts drawn so far apart? Is the cat an alley cat that hooks in the wee hours of the evening while the owner is asleep?
I don’t know about the rest of you, but the whole graph paper thing is a giant no-go for me. Does it really even matter if the lines are blue or gray? Is the paper really going to be three hole punched like that? If so, are you supposed to put it in a binder and carry it around instead of displaying it? (Why would you display this anyway?)
Cat owners…apparently, you are a large market…so, would any of you actually purchase this? I’m going to assume no…but if I am wrong, please let me know, and please explain yourself so I can attempt to understand this.
This retails for $20.00, and it even comes with a “surprise drawing as a free gift“. (God knows what the hell that could be of.) The seller also states she has 18 in stock. Now, didn’t she say she would do a drawing of your pet for you? Maybe one of those other 18 is the free gift you’ll be getting! Just what you need…two of these!
Original Pet Portrait Illustration…That’s Shitsy!
***It’s Abode or Commode Time!!****
Do you think this is home worthy or should it go straight in the shitter? Cast your vote and leave your comments below! I’d love to hear from you!