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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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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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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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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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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