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ANIMAL CENTURY BY MARIA PISHVANOVA THE REAL HAPPY ART!

Animal Century Portraits
Does the artist accepts orders on portraits?
Is it possible to purchase a portrait from the collection?
How portraits are made?
Why do you portray animals in clothes?
Are there animals to pose for the portrait?
Does Animal Century dress up animals for portraying them?
Why the cat/dog breed I have is not portrayed?

Animal Century Treasures
How products are look like?
How products are made, and what materials are used?
How do I purchase a product?
How do I pay for a product?
What are the prices for products?
How many products can I purchase?
What the product range is?

Does the artist accepts orders on portraits?

If you are interested in personal orders, please, write a letter to Maria Pishvanova (see "Contact" page). Price on request.

Is it possible to purchase a portrait from the collection?

Portraits from the collection can not be purchsed. On this website you can purchase a souvenir reproduction from any portrait, as long as animalcentury.com is an online portrait gallery, where the pleasure of watching art masterpieces combines with pretty opportunity to buy a nice souvenir. Also you can order an authentic copy from any collection’s portrait you like (soon – see Authentic Copy page).

How portraits are made?

The process of making beautiful Animal Century portraits takes long time, depends on the difficulty and creativity of put-up image. When the character to be portrayed is chosen, we start picking up the costume, browse into materials about fashion, consult about the characters attitude and what color of the outfit would fit it…We take to the attention every detail of the portrait – every portrait must be unrepeatable! When the time to make portrait in colour comes, the artist uses her own, developed through years author technique. It is difficult to describe for words. All portraits are made with love, and we hope, you notice it, our dear visitors…So, a one portrait can take a month or more to make, including all corrections and improvements.

Why do you portray animals in clothes?

The answer is simple – we like it. We love our little friends and want them to be beautiful and admirable.

Are there animals to pose for the portrait?

Sometimes. But characters are also portrayed from photos.

Does Animal Century dress up animals for portraying them?

It is possible, if a cat or dog in a beautiful hat would inspires artists to make a portrait…But it all depends on the situation. In art, it is all so unpredictable…

Why the cat/dog breed I have is not portrayed?

There are over 100 breeds of dogs and cat in the collection, and we portray more and more. All breeds portrayed are presented in the Breeds Map section. If your breeds is not there, please, write us a letter, and we will take you wish to the attention.

How products are look like?


Below are pictures of our little treasures – a key-chain, a brooch, a magnet.

The back of a brooch can be plastic or metal – it does not affect the quality or price.

Key-chain is equipped with a metal keyring and a plastic lid, that keeps it safe wherever you hang it. A decorative magnet is made from metal, with a little magnet, attached to the inside, so it makes a strong mount with a surface you put it on and easy to detach from it at the same time.

Decorative pillows consist of two parts – a pillow case and a pillow itself. A pillow case (on that the reproduction is made) has a velcro, so you can take it off of pillow for care. Filling pillows do not need care.

Products are packed with authenticity certificate.

How products are made, and what materials are used?


We use only best and safe materials, for you to enjoy Animal Century Treasures for a long time.

For making magnets, key chains, brooches and mirrors we use a high quality portrait reproductions, digital printed on an art paper. Pictures are laminated, so it makes a print long lasting and a picture attractive shiny. But avoid a contact with water – this can lead to metal contamitation.

As noted in previous question, our decorative pillows are all about pillow cases – inside, there is a simple pillow, filled with ecologically clean material holofiber. It is a factory product and this is completely safe and secure.

Our sewers make the pillow cases carefully and masterly – it is a high-end art product that looks just like an original painting. How is it possible? Reproductions are printed on a synthetic silk, that make pictures magnificent. As about print, we ensure you that it won’t dim or erase while maintenance, in case you will observe simple care instructions – washing 30°C and warn ironing. That’s all!

We said about print of reproductions – pillow front – but there is of course a pillow back. For the back we use fabrics, that fit front in facture and colour.

How do I purchase a product?

Here there are steps of making the order of Animal Century Treasures:

1 You click on the “Add to Bag” button under the product you want to purchase.

2 After you picked all the products you want to purchase, you see, that under the Add to bag Button there are an items in brackets near Your Treasures link.

3 You click that link, and get to the Treasures bag, where you see a list of products you picked. There below is an Order Form, that is required to be fully filled in, if you want to pay for a product using Bank Transfer (PrePayment). Then you click the Send button.

4 After we receive your order form, we reply you the letter with further instructions, how to get the products you purchased.

 

Products, that are not available at the time you make an order, are made on your request, so it would take a little time to fulfill your order.

How do I pay for a product?

Current information (later to be changed): due to working on payment ways now, payment for your order is to be discussed in correspondence between us and you, after we accept your order.

What are the prices for products?

When you purchase a product directly from us – via this website, or whenever a direct interaction with us takes place, prices never changes, until we decide to change it due to circumstances. On this website prices are presented in rubles, dollars and euros, each chosen for the language you use the website in.

How many products can I purchase?

Despite the fact, that our products are made in limited quantity, you can purchase any number of products. We would be happy to cooperate with you, if you want to purchase products by wholesale. Every order is discussed personally.

What the product range is?

 


Our products (Treasures) are:

Key Chains

Mirrors

Brooches

Magnets

Decorative Pillows

Art Posters (soon available to order)