Portrait of Pet Dog - Golden Retriever, Honey

04 Jun Pet Portrait – Golden Retriever Dog, Honey

[caption id="attachment_17329" align="alignleft" width="400"] Pet Portrait of Golden Retriever Dog, Honey[/caption] Portrait of pet dog, Honey, a beautiful Golden Retriever. Dogs make such wonderful pet portrait subjects, their expressive eyes reveal gentle souls, playful characters and caring companionship. They seem to communicate and speak volumes without uttering a...

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Tabby Cat Portrait - Asia

01 Mar Tabby Cat Portrait – Asia

Tabby cat Asia has been the subject on my drawing board this week. It has made a refreshing change to be drawing a cat rather than a canine portrait. Tabby cat Asia and Leonberger Indo were drawn as a matching pair of pet portraits. Sadly Asia passed away...

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Leonberger Portrait - Indi

01 Mar Leonberger Portrait, Indi

Lovely Leonberger, Indi's portrait was drawn on dark grey Pastelmat using Faber Castell Albrecht Durer and Caran D'Ache Musuem Aquarelle pencils, applied dry then blended with water. Once the foundation was dry enough to work over the depth and definition was built up using Faber Castell Polychromos along with...

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Fawn - Cow Portrait

26 Dec Cow Portrait – Fawn

A pet portrait with a difference. Favourite heifer Fawn was a surprise Christmas portrait commission and my first foray into cows and cattle, but such fun to draw and I suspect I'll be revisiting this theme in the coming months. Fawn is a red and white Simmental....

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German Shepherd Portrait - Koda

11 Nov German Shepherd Portrait – Koda

In memory of sweet German Shepherd, Koda, This sweet girl's portrait was drawn on natural Pastelmat using Faber Castell Albrecht Durer and Caran D'Ache Musuem Aquarelle artist pencils, applied dry then blended with water. Once the foundation was dry enough to work over the depth and definition was...

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Leonberger Portrait - MacBeth

09 Nov Leonberger Portrait, MacBeth

Gentle Giant Leonberger, MacBeth, was the winner of my 2016 Favourite Photos competition and an absolute delight to have on my drawing board. MacBeth's portrait was drawn on brown Pastelmat using Faber Castell Albrecht Durer and Caran D'Ache Musuem Aquarelle pencils, applied dry then blended with water. Once...

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West Highland Terrier - Alfie

20 Oct West Highland Terrier Portrait – Alfie

West Highland White Terrier, Alfie. This cheeky little Westie's portrait was drawn on pale blue Pastelmat using Caran D'Ache and Faber Castell artists pencils. This cute dog portrait was a Christmas commissions this year and had to be kept secret for several weeks until it had been framed and gifted.   "Very very pleased, I'm...

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