Hi there! My website is currently in the process of a major overhaul! If anything breaks during this time, I’m sorry. Please bear with me during this transition period. 🙂
My passion is animal portraiture with the goal of capturing the animals’ personalities and expressions in art form. I love to draw cats, dogs, birds and insects amongst many other creatures. I work mainly in graphite and coloured pencil, though I do dabble in digital illustration outside of my commissioned work too. If you would like to order a custom portrait of your pet, please visit the Commission Information page.
My favourite tools are Faber Castell Polychromos, Caran D’ache Luminance and Caran D’ache Pablo coloured pencils. For my graphite art I mainly work with Caran D’ache Grafwood pencils. I use a variety of different papers, but I particularly favour Fabriano Artistico Hot Pressed Watercolour Paper for my pencil works. All of the tools I use are acid free, lightfast and archival to ensure the longevity of my pieces.
Feel free to also check out my Artist Blog, where I frequently post works in progress, sketches, discuss art tools, and more!
Content and artwork © Monique Castellani-Kraan. All rights reserved. The use of content or artwork without my permission is not permitted.