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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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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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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