Pet Portrait Commission – Handmade Leather Originals


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These pet portrait commissions are created in the same way I make all of my maps and other art. They are first sculpted into a 3D relief image by burning into the buckskin, and then painted by hand with natural pigments using a bone tool. 
The buckskin is 4×4″ and is mounted on wood. Wood/Buckskin thickness is about 1/4″, but the 3D relief can bring the total thickness can vary up to 1/2″ or more.

Includes a picture hanger on the back, and an optional folding wire stand (see options)

To commission your pet’s portrait, please select from the options available, check out, and then email at least 2 good quality digital photos of your pet’s face (or whole body in the case of spiders/insects etc.) to
Photos should have natural lighting that shows the true colors of your pet, and be taken with the animal facing the camera or slightly away and/or down.

NOTE: Original buckskin pieces are made of actual deerskin. Keep them out of reach of your pet, or they may decide to show their love for the art by chewing on it. 😉

Buckskin Pyrography

Experience the Timeless Beauty of Buckskin Pyrography!

Dating back thousands of years, traditional buckskin remains a cherished material for its luxurious texture and high quality. Each piece is uniquely handcrafted using primitive techniques, resulting in a stunning 3D effect that makes the artwork truly pop. To fully showcase this effect, oblique lighting is recommended to create depth and shadows.

As part of the tanning process, traditional buckskin is smoked to make it water-resistant and give it its trademark color, ranging from light yellows to dark browns. This can result in a smoky aroma that many people find enjoyable, reminiscent of a warm campfire.

Please note that your artwork may carry a mild smoky scent. To minimize this, we recommend framing it in glass, not only to reduce the smell but also to protect it and ensure its longevity. Bring the timeless beauty of buckskin pyrography to your home today.

Additional information

Portrait Style

Standard (Dog/Cat), Complex (Insect/Spider)

Display Stand

None, Folding Wire Stand


Brain tanned buckskin leather


Handmade bone, wood, and feather applicators


All-natural powdered pigments mixed with water or glue


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Shipping Info

At CaveGeekArt I strive to ship your items as soon as possible. While many orders arrive within a few days, please allow up to 14 days for delivery. Please note that I often travel to shows and may not be able to reach a post office for a few days.

All of my items are shipped via USPS Priority Mail and include tracking for your convenience. Original pieces are insured to ensure their safe arrival.

If you have any questions or concerns about shipping, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

15 Year Warranty

At CaveGeekArt, I am proud to offer a 15-year warranty on original pieces. This warranty covers any defects in craftsmanship and natural wear.

To ensure the longevity of your piece, I recommend proper care, including framing and hanging away from direct sunlight, in a dry environment. With proper care, our original pieces should last for generations.

Return & Refund Policy

At CaveGeekArt, I want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. If you are not happy with your order for any reason, please contact me within 10 days of delivery to arrange for a refund or replacement.

Please note that return shipping may be required for all pieces, at the buyer’s expense.

In the unlikely event that your art arrives damaged, please email photos of the damage to and I will work with you to make it right.