Pet Portraits by Donna

Dog Portraits, Cat Portraits, Equestrian & Wildlife Art
Pet Portraits from Photos, Painted with Pencils by UK Animal Artist Donna

Pet Portrait Artist - Dog Portraits by Donna

Realistic Drawings and Paintings of Dogs, Cats, Horses, Domestic and Wild Animals.
Lifelike Pet Portraits created using watercolour and oil based artists pencils and paints.

Pet Portraits Painted in Pencil

Working from my artist studio at home in Suffolk I create lifelike, realistic pet portraits using digital reference photos of your dog or other pet.

My popular pet portraits are produced by employing a combination of traditional drawing and painting techniques, applying pigments with pencil and blending with brushes, using high quality artist materials and supports, to ensure that they can be cherished by you for years to come.

Faber Castell and Caran D’Ache artists pencils, including the Albrecht Durer & Museum Aquarelle water soluble ranges plus the Polychromos, Pablo and Luminance oil based ranges, are my favourite tools of trade, typically used on natural or coloured Pastelmat. Pastelmat is a 360gsm premium, acid-free archival, card surface available in a range of 12 shades including my personal favourites, natural, anthracite, dark grey, brown, and light blue.

If you need any further information regarding commissioning a coloured pencil portrait of your pet or gifting a pet portrait to a friend please get in touch.

Bernese Mountain Dog Portrait - Jesse

Classic Pet Portraits & Animal Drawings

Bernese Mountain Dog Portrait - Jess

Timeless and classic, black and white pencil drawn pet portraits. My traditional graphite pencil pet portraits are hand-drawn on a range of heavy weight papers and boards, including Strathmore, Bristol, Canford and Daler & Rowney, using high quality drawing pencils including the Faber Castell 9000 range.

As an artist working from photographs I have been able to work with clients worldwide and have shipped portraits to Australia, Canada, Denmark, Holland, Norway, Sweden and the United States.

Depending on suitable reference photos being available, pencil drawn pet portraits can be produced in a variety of styles. The classic head and neck study, a close-up, tight-cropped face only study, or a full body drawing.

Original portraits of your pet can be shared with other family members in the form of fine art Giclee Prints. Professionally printed and hand-signed.

If you need any further information regarding commissioning a classic pencil pet portrait of your dog or other animal, or for more information about gifting a pet portrait to a friend, please get in touch.

Recent Pet Portrait Paintings & Drawings

Here are some of the pet portrait projects I’ve been working on recently …
To see more of my artwork please visit my Portfolio page or find me on Facebook to check out who’s on the easel this week.

Commissioning a Portrait of your Pet

My pet portraits are produced with the greatest of attention to detail, capturing a true likeness of your beloved dog, cat, horse or other pet. As an artist, I strive to produce lifelike, realistic, character-full drawings and contemporary, colourful, pop-art and impressionist style paintings of your pet.

The quality of your reference photo will be directly reflected in the level of detail which can be included in your commission. The better photo you can provide, the more detailed the resulting pet portrait will be.

Handsome Bernese Mountain Dog Kona, shown below, is fondly remembered by Canadian photographer Jill Bingham Daniels who kindly gave permission for his photo to be used. The pop-art style portrait on the left has been painted on pre-mounted canvas while the portrait on the right was hand drawn on Pastelmat using coloured pencils.

Find out more about taking and selecting fabulous photos as a reference for your pet portrait and the process of commissioning a portrait of your pet.

Visit my Facebook Page to see recent projects including work-in-progress and finished photos,  Like my Page to kept informed of any competitions, give-aways and offers I have available from time to time.

Photorealistic Pet Portraits

Original Art, Prints, Greetings Cards & Gifts

From time to time I have original art works available for sale which may have been exhibited or entered into competitions.

I’m also developing a range of greetings cards, gifts, accessories and home-wares featuring a selection of my designs. These are available across several platforms to make them accessible to clients from all over the world.

A larger range of products featuring my artwork is available through the following partner sites Bags of Love, (UK printed gifts, keepsakes accessories and homeware), Redbubble, (independent artists worldwide), Love From The Artist, (UK printed greetings cards), and Pixels, (global marketplace for artists)