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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Two Very Pretty Furballs

Two Very Pretty Furballs

These two gorgeous Ragdoll cats are Ted (in the ‘catloaf’ position) and Belle (the princess with the pink nose). Being cats I know in person, they were a real pleasure to paint as they have very distinct personalities, and the shapes made by their fur are so much fun to render. Both portraits are A4 size, and were completed in watercolour, watercolour pencil, gouache and some white gel pen. I have to apologise for the poor quality of...

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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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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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