Grey Stallion

Grey Stallion

This handsome horse commission was created in watercolour graphite and good ‘ol pencil at slightly over A4 in size. I love 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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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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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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