Back in October a lovely lady over on the Siamese and Oriental Cat Chat group on facebook commissioned a portrait off me of her absolutely gorgeous havannah, Myah. Myah had sadly passed away after an illness last year and I was asked to create a portrait in her memory. I was so touched to hear… Continue reading “In Loving Memory – Myah” Christmas Portrait Commission and Process
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
Last week I finished a graphite portrait of a gorgeous, sweet old dog called Moses as a gift for my client’s sister. Now that she’s seen it and it’s been sent off to Germany, I’ve been given the go-ahead to show it to you all! 🙂 I had a lot of fun with this one,… Continue reading “Moses” Finished Portrait Commission and Progress
I added the finishing touches to this portrait last night! There is nothing more satisfying than finishing a drawing and taking it down off my drawing board 😀 It took me a while to come up with a name for this one… but I think the name “Faith” is pretty apt, don’t you? The original… Continue reading “Faith” – Finished German Shepherd Portrait and Step-by-Step
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
It was a productive day all around on Friday! Not only did I finish my Knobbed Hornbill portrait in coloured pencil, but I also finished my graphite portrait of Toto, my siamese cat, too! I’ll be getting it framed soon and will be hanging it on my bedroom wall 😀
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!
“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
Just a quick little update on my portrait of Toto! I’ve got the darkness of his facial fur to the value I want it to be after much changing and fiddling. I’m currently adding fur details and then I’ll be moving on to his ears!
I started on two new animal portraits yesterday. The first one is a graphite drawing of my meezer Toto, who I’ve been meaning to draw since he came to live with us. He’s the cheekiest and sweetest cat I’ve ever met and I feel so privaliged to have him! The second piece that I’m doing… Continue reading Two new portraits!