Today I started work on a coloured pencil commission of two very sweet and loving dogs, Jess (on the left) and Jack (on the right). These two sweethearts belong to a friend’s mum so I’ve had the pleasure of meeting them multiple times now! I’ve been looking forward to this drawing for a while! Just… Continue reading Jess and Jack: Coloured Pencil commission work in progress
This week I started on a brand new wildlife piece! I am so excited to finally begin this one. I’ve really missed drawing birds and have had my sights set on this reference photo for quite some time. The title of this piece will be “A Long Way Down”. Reference photo used with permission from… Continue reading New work-in-progress wildlife piece!
I’m currently working on an 11x14inch graphite portrait of a very cute dog called Mini. This is where I’m up to so far: Below is a little progress shot I took a couple of hours back. All three stages of my artwork process are pretty much visible in this WIP shot! On the… Continue reading Work in Progress: “Mini” Portrait Commission in Graphite
Where has all the daylight gone! My desk can’t hold any more lamps and it’s still not light enough! This has to be my least favourite part of winter. It’s always so dark. Roll on, spring! Been steadily working on my current commission of Chando the ridgeback. It’s 21 x 29cm (a tiny bit smaller… Continue reading Chando work in progress
The good news just keeps coming at the moment, I can’t help but feel a little overwhelmed! My coloured pencil piece “Knobbed Hornbill” has made it into the top 50 shortlist for the Artist & Illustrators Magazine Artist of the Year 2015 Exhibition! I can’t believe my eyes! It seems to be the only pencil… Continue reading Please vote for me for Artist & Illustrators Artist of the Year!
I’m currently working on a simple but fun personal drawing in-between working on commissions. The reference photo I’m using is from Mido Modi on paintmyphoto. I can’t believe it’s October already! Where has the summer gone?! I was hoping drawing a sunny scene would make me feel a little warmer. Haha ;D In other news,… Continue reading Sun-kissed Cosmos
Just a quick update on this guy – I’m roughly 60% of the way through now. Got all of my base colours down minus the metal on the collar. Now that I know where all the markings and shadows need to go it’s just adding detail everywhere and fleshing out all the fur. 🙂 I’m… Continue reading German Shepherd Portrait Update: The Home Stretch!
I started a new dog portrait last Thursday and decided to draw it on my newly-purchased Fabriano Artistico 140lb hot-pressed watercolour paper. My first impressions of the paper is that it is a slightly smoother and much denser paper than my usual Strathmore Bristol Vellum. The colours layer beautifully and because it’s such a heavy… Continue reading German Shepherd portrait on Fabriano Artistico paper
I’m still alive! It’s been a busy few months for me lately. I probably haven’t mentioned this before, but my day job is working at a boarding kennels. During the summer months we get very, very busy which has been impacting both the time I get to work on art and the carpel tunnel in… Continue reading Look out – it’s summer time! Busy day job, ACEOs and Product reviews.
Just a very short post to say that I’ve been working some more on the beak of my hornbill today. I wish I had more time to draw but I’m so swamped with other things at the moment. I’ll be trying to get a lot more of this done on Wednesday and Thursday this week.… Continue reading Hornbill progress update