Your pet is recreated in 3D wood art called intarsia. I take a digital photo provided by you and create an image that I turn into a pattern. The pattern is transferred to wood paying attention to grain direction. The pieces are cut out and fitted to produce an wood image much like a puzzle. Each piece is then shaped to create a 3D relief. After all the pieces are sanded I finish the portrait with stains & semi - gloss varnish. In some cases different shades and species of wood are used to create the portrait instead of using stains for the final portrait.
Each portrait is made out of 1/2" to 3/4" wood using appropriate species and grains. I only use non-lead-based (latex) paints and stains and water-based finishes.
Each portrait is approximately 12" high and 10" to 12" wide.