Quill ‘r Inkstinct: Art and Oddments by Jason Syverson

Welcome to my site! I’m Jason Rutledge Syverson, a Minnesota-grown artist residing in Minneapolis.  Herein lies my intricate art, realistic pet drawings, stained-glass style portraits, handspun yarn, and bespoke pet fur yarns.

On the 2D art front, I favor black and white mediums such as ink, charcoal, and graphite. Figures feature prominently in my visual art, and I have a penchant for dorky puns, morbidity, and the bizarre. In my portrait work, I capture the likeness and detail of each animal I draw in an elegant charcoal piece.

I’ve been a handspinner for 12 years, and I specialize in custom-spinning dog fur yarns (known as chiengora). My yarns are toasty and fluffy, and don’t smell like wet dog!

Pet Portraits Drawn with Charcoal

I can draw realistic portraits of your animal family! My use of charcoal creates a stately and ethereal image that immortalizes the likeness of your pets. I’m attentive to accuracy and detail, making sure your pets’ portraits look like the faces you know and love.

Drawn on acid-free, 100% cotton paper and sprayed with acid-free fixative.

If you are interested in commissioning a portrait drawn in charcoal, please email me here.

I charge $299 for a 12×14 single-subject portrait, and $100 off any additional charcoal portraits for the same customer. I leave a 1″ border on all sides, resulting in a 10×12 drawn image. Once a photo is chosen, I require a $50 nonrefundable downpayment to begin drawing; I will email a PayPal invoice at that time, which allows you to pay with your PayPal account or by card. Upon completion of the portrait, I will email another invoice including the remaining $249, plus shipping costs (and sales tax if you’re a Minnesota resident).

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