Portrait of Tip the dog

Portrait of Tip the dog

This very sweet dog is the lovely Tip, who lives all the way in New Zealand on a farm. He’s been recreated in watercolour pencils as a pet portrait commission. For this particular commission as it was quite large (A3), I’ve used a lot of watercolour paint as a base as well as layering the pencils on top to give his fur a rich, full...

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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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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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Portrait of Jess

Portrait of Jess

I’ve been busy with the run up to Christmas with commissions, but I’m also in the middle of moving house so I’ve got no scanner either! This commission though, I managed to scan before posting – this is Jess, a spaniel, in coloured pencil. There’s also a little white gouache and gel pen in there too to make her pop! She’s such a lovely colour with beautiful eyes, I really enjoyed drawing this one, even all...

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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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