I'm looking for cute animal models to be a part of my new series of paintings!

Reference Photos Needed

All animals are welcome.


I'm looking for very specific reference photos of animals looking up with their tongues out, as if they were licking peanut butter from a spoon above them. In fact, that would be a great way to capture the photo! A shot from the side would be best, so it helps to have two people, if possible. If capturing a still image of them licking feels like an impossible task, please feel free to submit images of them looking up. 


Professional photography skills are not required and the backdrop does not matter. However, I will need clear, close-up digital images in good lighting (see photo tips here).

I'm interested in all animals - dogs, cats, other small pets, farm animals, etc...

(See examples below)

If your photo is chosen, you will receive a photo credit in the series, a signed 8x10 fine art Giclee' print of the piece or the option to purchase the original at a discounted rate.

**The series will either be watercolor on paper or acrylic on canvas (TBD).


Contest ends on September 14th at midnight CST

 - U.S. residents only -