Pet Portraits Portfolio

A selection of my recent pet portraits and animal art projects can be seen below.
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Jack Russell Terrier Harvey
Jack Russell Terrier Portrait – Harvey

A memorial portrait in memory of sweet little Jack Russell Terrier, Harvey. Harvey's family had to say goodbye to him very suddenly and his portrait was commissioned by a friend. He was drawn on natural Pastelmat using Faber Castell Albrecht Durer and Caran D'Ache Musuem Aquarelle artist pencils,...

Skarlett-Kodiak
Bernese Mountain Dogs – Skarlett & Kodiak

Bernese Mountain Dog Skarlett and Bernese puppy Kodiak. One of my favourite pet portraits of the year so far. Drawn using Faber Castell and Caran D'Ache pencils on Pastelmat. Kodiak's bottom and tail were missing on the reference photo but added in to the finished portrait. The sunburst...

Bernese Mountain Dog Portrait - Loki
Bernese Mountain Dog Portrait – Loki

Bernese Mountain Dog, Loki. Loki's portrait was drawn on pale blue 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 built up using...

Bernese Mountain Dog Portrait - Ted
Bernese Mountain Dog Portrait – Ted

Bernese Mountain Dog, Ted, is the subject on my drawing board this week. I've been using graphite pencils again, instead of colours to create this birthday portrait of my studio buddy. Ted's portrait was drawn just before his 6th birthday, although he's a couple of years younger in...

Bernese Mountain Dog Portrait - Jess
Bernese Mountain Dog Portrait – Jess

This week I've been using graphite pencils instead of colours to create this portrait of my studio buddy, Bernese Mountain Dog,  Jess. This sassy little fruit loop is a rabbit chasing, fox-poo rolling, pheasant catching, sofa surfing, life-loving sweetheart with a mischievous twinkle in her eye. Jess' portrait...

toffee-cat
Ginger Tabby Cat Portrait – Toffee

It's been lovely to have a ginger tabby cat portrait on the drawing board this week. I adore the rich colours and soft depth of Toffee's coat and really enjoyed creating this portrait of him. Toffee is drawn on A3 Pastelmat using a foundation of Faber Castell Albretch...

Bernese Mountain Dog Portraits
Bernese Mountain Dogs Ronja & Skorpan

Matching portraits of Bernese Mountain Dogs, Ronja and Skorpan, were drawn on anthracite 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...

Pop Art Golden Retriever
Zoe’s Journey & Animal Health Trust

Zoe's Journey raises funds on behalf of Animal Health Trust for canine cancer research. Incredibly, in just one year, the supporters of Zoe's Journey have raised almost £50,000 for AHT. When founder Jayne May contacted me late last year I was delighted to gift a dog portrait commission to be offered at...

Welsh Springer Spaniel Portrait - Whistler
Welsh Springer Spaniel Portrait – Whistler

Wonderful Whistler the Welsh Springer Spaniel made a return to my drawing board for a close-up head study. I have previously drawn a full body portrait of this stunning dog. Whistler's portrait was hand drawn using Caran D'Ache and Faber Castell artists pencils on natural Pastelmat. I rather suspect...

Cat Portrait Nimbin
Cat Portrait – British Blue – Nimbin

I don't often seem to have the opportunity of drawing pet cat portraits, but whenever I do I am utterly captivated by their eyes, and this handsome feline was no exception. Blue British Shorthair cat, Nimbin was such a handsome puss. He is fondly remembered...

Golden Retriever Portrait - Oscar
Golden Retriever Portrait – Oscar

There is something special about being trusted with a portrait of an elderly pet. This much loved veteran, Golden Retriever Oscar, has made a return visit to my drawing board after being drawn from a different photo last year. This time the portrait has captured his gentle and watchful gaze. Oscar's portrait...

Pop Art Dog Portraits
Bernese Mountain Dog Portrait – Kona

Bernese Mountain Dog Kona is fondly remembered by photographer Jill Bingham Daniels who kindly gave permission for me to use this photo as a portrait reference. Kona's happy relaxed expression captures the spirit of Bernese for me and I have produced both a painted portrait and a...