art · wildlife portrait

Spain adventures and a new coloured pencil work!

I went on holiday to south Spain with my family last week so the updates have been a little on the quiet side, but I’m back in chilly old England now so I can get back to finishing that german shepherd portrait! I also took plenty of photos while I was in Spain including numerous… Continue reading Spain adventures and a new coloured pencil work!

art · dog · pet portrait · work in progress

German Shepherd portrait on Fabriano Artistico paper

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

ACEOs · wildlife portrait · work in progress

Look out – it’s summer time! Busy day job, ACEOs and Product reviews.

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.

pet portrait · wildlife portrait

Hornbill Work In Progress and Toto Portrait Update!

Apologies for the lack of updates, I really need to update this blog more often to keep up with my instagram and facebook accounts! I’ve just made a start on a 29 x 20.5cm portrait of a hornbill. I saw a photo on wildliferencephotos.com and felt a flash of inspiration! I just had to draw… Continue reading Hornbill Work In Progress and Toto Portrait Update!

commissions · dog · pet portrait

Dennis Commission and progress shots

“Dennis” Portrait Commission, 21 x 30cm in coloured pencils. Just finished drawing this beautiful boy! I had a lot of fun experimenting with warm greys with this piece. Now it’s ready to be shipped off to its new home. Thankfully the sun has decided to peek out from under the rainclouds today, so I was… Continue reading Dennis Commission and progress shots