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
“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
Today I thought I would share a couple of quick doodles with you! I recently splashed out on some new art supplies including soft pastels which I have never used before now. I was surprised at how lovely and fast they are to draw with!
Today I completed my latest dog portrait of my friends’ german spitz, Taz. Taz’s silly smile and adorable little baby-face has always amused me and I really wanted to capture that in this piece. I thought it would be nice to share my drawing process with you so here’s a step-by-step of how it was… Continue reading “Cheeky Smirk” Process