Sleeping Tabby Cat Pet Portrait

Sleeping Tabby Cat Pet Portrait

My latest commission was in A4 graphite, of an adorable snoozing tabby. I have a massive soft spot for tabbies, we had a huge bruiser of a tabby cat called Paddy who looked so similar, though woe betide you if you woke him up during his nap. I’ve taken a few in-progess shots for this one; I ususally work from sketch which is either directly onto tracing paper or traced onto it, then I transfer this to the final paper (in this case, Bristol...

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Charlie the Bull Mastif – Portrait Commission

Charlie the Bull Mastif – Portrait Commission

This is a pet portrait commission of the lovely Charlie! All up this has to be the longest time I have worked on one piece, roughly 15+ hours, over about 4 days, so I am relieved that it is done. I feel my work on Charlie has given me a chance to show my coloured pencil skills have come up to standard to meet my graphite, so it’s pretty good for my portfolio. Slight cost to my sanity though, perhaps. And a sore back 🙂   ...

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Black on White

Black on White

Watercolour and watercolour pencil- 6-8 hours? This equine painting started out as an experiment but I grew rather attached to it! I messed up a few things, I didn’t intend to have snow in the background, but I dropped my paintbrush and needed to cover up the splatters :/. Also – it’s on bristol board instead of watercolour paper. Yes, I know. Amateur hour over here. But I persevered because I liked the lines and I reckoned it...

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Bay Arab

Bay Arab

This is one for me! Coloured pencil on recycled organic cotton paper. The beautiful paper was a gift, it’s so lovely but unfortunately very tricky to draw on! Little micro-layers of it kept peeling off when I tried to use my eraser or if my pencil was too sharp, so it was a learning curve!   Overall though this was a lot of fun. Usually when I do non-commission artwork, it’s a horse, and it lies unfinished forever. I did get to...

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