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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Ziggy the Bearded Dragon

Ziggy the Bearded Dragon

This is a portrait of beautiful Ziggy, the bearded dragon. He was a commission created in inktense watercolour pencil, with a bit of white gel pen and gouache for good measure. His portrait is about A4 size, but what a challenge with all those scales! Ziggy had such a charismatic face and dramatic colouring I couldn’t resist taking this commission on, and despite the hand cramp from all that detail I’m really pleased with how this...

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Harlequin Gecko on Lichen

Harlequin Gecko on Lichen

Hi all It’s been an eventful few months since Christmas but I have been (relatively) busy on this piece! Bound for NZ, where the Stewart Island Harlequin Gecko hails from, this piece was commissioned and created in a combination of watercolour and coloured pencil, which adds heaps of texture to the lichen and rock I hope. This is actually a companion piece to the gecko on river stones  I completed a few years ago! Like the gecko on the...

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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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Cute Little Sloth

Cute Little Sloth

Drawn at a very sloth-y pace in about 30 hours over many many months between projects! In watercolour pencil (Derwent Inktense as usual), white gel pen and gouache on A3 handmade natural paper. I do identify with sloths… I really enjoy sleep. I did once see a real live sloth in the Amazon when we travelled around Peru, there’s not much to see but the moss in their fur at a distance so it’s not much to brag about. I’d say...

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