Well, I learned a new thing y'all! And I'm pretty excited about it. I sort of want to make everything an illustrated GIF now! That's why I've added them to the shop!
Here are two of my favorite examples at the moment. The first is of our dog Gus. He makes insane eye contact with the camera when we have his ball right above the camera lens. So it only seemed right to capture his dedication in a little GIF.
This second GIF is of our foster dog Sarge. He got adopted this past Thursday and I miss his goofy presence very much. But I can't say enough about the amazing family that adopted him. He's gonna have the best life. It makes my heart happy thinking about how he was a stray in Texas and now has a loving family here in Washington.
One thing that Sarge did that I loved was jump on the bed and plop himself in your lap and stare up at you. Many times he'd get comfy and fall asleep there. Then pop awake because he didn't want to miss anything fun that I or the other dogs might be doing. So here is a sweet little GIF of sleepy Sarge.
I'd love to help make a GIF of a special moment or quirky characteristic of your pet. They make an awesome gift to send someone some joy they can share.
The final product is emailed to you or the gift recipient and includes...
- a .gif file perfect for website use or text messages
- a .mov file formatted for sharing as an IG Post
- a .mov file formatted for sharing as an IG Story
Instagram can't post .gif files at the moment, so I make you a roughly 15sec video loop of your GIF as the perfect work around. ;) The movie file for IG Stories is formatted to fill the whole screen for a nice clean look. An example of the Gus Illustrated GIF formatted for IG Stories is below.
Since I am used to mailing all my portrait products with a thank you card, I wanted to do the same for this digital offering. So I made a digital thank you card that will be included in the final product email. It can also be used to include a gift note from you to the recipient.
I'm really excited to see where these portraits go. But even more so, I'm excited that these GIFs can be little pockets of joy that we can share and send to one another. You can order your Illustrated Pet GIF here.
Stay well out there!