Two Very Pretty Furballs

Two Very Pretty Furballs

These two gorgeous Ragdoll cats are Ted (in the ‘catloaf’ position) and Belle (the princess with the pink nose). Being cats I know in person, they were a real pleasure to paint as they have very distinct personalities, and the shapes made by their fur are so much fun to render. Both portraits are A4 size, and were completed in watercolour, watercolour pencil, gouache and some white gel pen. I have to apologise for the poor quality of...

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Crow – Commission

Crow – Commission

*UPDATE* – By popular demand, prints, phone covers and other goodies are now available from my society6 store! Please take a look here! I was recently commissioned for a graphite crow, with spread wings, in A3. I think the final result was pretty striking; I have to credit the commissioner for asking for an image that was ‘as dark as possible’ which I always had at the back of my mind as I was working on it. It’s a...

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Staffordshire portrait

Staffordshire portrait

Before Christmas I had received so many commissions I couldn’t take them all! So i began to offer some pet portrait vouchers that would be small postcard sized portraits upon receipt of the deposit to be given as a Christmas card, with the promise of a pet portrait in due time. The first one of these was this very handsome dog; the card was completed in watercolour pencil and white gel pen, and the commission was graphite in A4. I only use...

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Grumpy little fantail

Grumpy little fantail

This grumpy little fantail was commissioned by some family in New Zealand. Fantails are adorable tiny birds, I love their angry little eyebrows! He was completed in graphite  using mostly mechanical pencils, on thick hand pressed cardstock. This will be a print eventually, but I need to get a better quality scan of it (yes, phone photo again. I really should get some respect for myself and get a...

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Tess portrait

Tess portrait

Among my flurry of Christmas commissions was this lovely golden labrador, Tess. Tess was coloured in Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils, mostly dry, on hand-pressed watercolour paper. She was a delight to draw with her very sweet expression, she looks as if she could do no wrong! Again, a phone photo so apologies for any poor image...

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A Herd of Horse Portraits

A Herd of Horse Portraits

Before Christmas, I always get a little flurry of commissions for Christmas presents, which is lovely. I am usually commissioned for dogs, so when I was commissioned for five horse portraits I was very excited to get my equine artistry on again! These are five beautiful horses each postcard sized, on A3 watercolour paper. Painted in Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils layered both wet and dry, with a splash of gouache and white gel pen here and...

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