The pet sketch that started it all.

In the process of finding my career as an artist, I one day sat down and drew just for myself. Of all the mediums and subjects I could choose from, I had been inspired to pencil sketch a portrait of my rescue dog, Jake. I then created a Facebook page, posted it and a friend and coworker reached out and requested one of her own. When presenting it to her at my day job, my boss saw it and asked about one for himself. When presenting it to him a customer had seen it and wanted a custom portrait for themselves as well. C.M.Maniet, after many years of searching, found her artistic inspiration right under her nose, a rescued animal companion whose name is Jake. Christina Maniet is a pet drawing artist who creates custom pet sketches at Pencil Smudge from emailed photos of people’s most loved furry companions.

How it works...

1. Email Photo     2. Approve Drawing    3. Payment     4. Receive Wrapped     5. View Speed Drawing

“The creation of these pencil dog and cat portraits produces an experience for me that touches people’s soul and elicits the goodwill and passion that people gain from the experience of caring for an animal.” – C.M.Maniet

Check out the custom pet sketches that have generated hundreds of smiles and fond memories from happy Pencil Smudge clients.

These pet sketch portraits from Pencil Smudge are set at a reasonable price point for any gift giving needs. Pet portraits start at $100, with discounts for additional pets. Unlimited free revisions of your pet drawing, and a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee! Drawing time of your pet portrait is 2-3 weeks, with rush and express orders accepted. 

PURRRfect for… holidays, birthdays, weddings, showers, remembrance or just because. Fun! Order your pet sketch portrait on… T-Shirts, additional prints, cards, etc.

Watch how your custom dog or cat pencil drawing was created. I hope you enjoy your portrait as much as I did drawing it!

Share the pet sketch portrait with your friends, family and co-workers.

Checkout what C.M.Maniet’s On-The-Go Studio is all about!

Connect with the entire Pencil Smudge Family.

C.M.Maniet, after many years of searching, found her artistic inspiration right under her nose, a rescued animal companion whose name is Jake. Pencil Smudge is a platform to share the many tales of tears, resilience, love and laughter told along the journey as a professional pet drawing artist. By supporting and bringing awareness to rescue organizations, C.M.Maniet can now create those monumental life-changing relationships for animals and people who are in need of love.

You can do something big or something small 
Because whatever you do is better than nothing at all.

Scroll through a montage of dog and cat pencil drawings, 100% hand-drawn. No Digital Techniques Involved.

Quick and Easy.

HOLIDAY PET PORTRAIT WINNER IS…Nico!

What People are Saying

Thank you so so much for our portrait!! We love it!

Fabiola Guevara
July 29, 2018

Well done! Thank you for capturing our rescues!

Anthony Carbo
March 10, 2016

Kane, we love our drawing!

Kris Zazulak Carbo
May 5, 2015

LOVE the portrait of my feline friends! Thanks Chrissy!!

Patti Norris Hommes
February 14, 2016

Got my pic of Cody last night and it is AMAZING ! So happy I found you! Thank you again

Dianna Natale‎
October 15, 2014

Really love the work you did on my two dogs!! Highly recommended!

‎Janet Teresa‎
June 27, 2014

Chrissy- you did an AMAZING job at capturing Jazzy. I can’t get over it! Gary loved the picture. You are truly talented! Thank you so so much.

Moira Ottenbreit‎
June 15, 2014

My parents absolutely LOVED the picture of Buster!! You did an amazing job….Thank you!!

Steph Sample
January 4, 2014

Thank You Christina Maniet for doing it again!!!!

Reginald Lamar‎
June 16, 2013