Grey Stallion

Grey Stallion

This handsome horse commission was created in watercolour graphite and good ‘ol pencil at slightly over A4 in size. I┬álove watercolour graphite. Like watercolour pencil, it’s so easy to get the softness of watercolour whilst also creating harder cleaner lines, and really easy to layer onto with regular and mechanical pencils for even more depth and detailing, plus you can erase it relatively easily! Horses have been a passion of...

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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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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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Burt – Portrait Commission

Burt – Portrait Commission

This is a full A4 graphite pencil portrait for some friends of mine of the ever so lovely dog they had, Burt. This one took me a fair amount of time between doing my exams for my MSc and working my day job! I think I am most proud of the curly ear hair – progress images of this portrait along with some art tips were posted to my twitter account, if you’re interested. The whole portrait was completed with mechanical pencil, HB and 2B...

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