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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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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Cute Little Sloth

Cute Little Sloth

Drawn at a very sloth-y pace in about 30 hours over many many months between projects! In watercolour pencil (Derwent Inktense as usual), white gel pen and gouache on A3 handmade natural paper. I do identify with sloths… I really enjoy sleep. I did once see a real live sloth in the Amazon when we travelled around Peru, there’s not much to see but the moss in their fur at a distance so it’s not much to brag about. I’d say...

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