I care deeply for dogs and their families. I am a professional artist and have found painting dog portraits soothing to my soul because of the love it creates. To further that love by I will be donating 5% of the sale of every dog portrait I create to clearcaninecancer.org. These portraits are sort of a ‘Thank You’ to our late dog, Misty who loved us unconditionally. It is in her honor, that I feel lead to donate to cancer research.



Please allow 6-8 weeks for each portrait. If you would like to get updates, please write a note on your order. 

This price is for a pencil dog portrait that includes 1 dog's head.

There is a limited amount of portraits I take quarterly (every 12 weeks), as I would like to complete each portrait in a timely manner and get it to you. If I am sold out on a particular portrait of interest to you, please email me at info@darlenedeffes.com and I will add you to the waiting list. 


  • Professional grade graphite pencils
  • Professional grade archival paper
  • A Certification of Authenticity comes with each commission
  • Acid free matting to fit a standard sized frame
  • The matted print will be packaged in an acid free crystal-clear sleeve for protection
  • The art will be shipped in a rigid no-bend envelope 

8X8 inch Custom Pencil Dog Portrait (1 Head)

  • All rights reserved. Any artwork, commissioned artwork and images of artwork are sole property of Darlene Deffes and may not be reproduced or used for profit without the artist's permision. No images may be stored in any retrieval system, retransmitted, photographed in any form or by any means without the written permission of the artsit. Making a purchase of this product constitutes as an agreement to these terms.