I have just finished the portrait of British Shorthair kitten “Gizmo”. He was drawn in charcoal, size A5 – so a rather small head study.
I don’t get to do many cat portraits in charcoal so this was fun! Gizmo’s Mum is very happy with the drawing. Gizmo is all grown up now so this is a special portrait for her.
Here’s a couple of scans of the work in progress:
I have completed three pet portraits, one is a birthday surprise so I can’t show you yet but there’s a couple I can post.
The first one is a charcoal drawing of a grey mare called ‘Pacha’ (size A4). I quite liked the unusual angle.
The second one is a pastel portrait of a Small Munsterlander called ‘Cora’.
The pastel painting of the two Boston Terriers called ‘Magic’ and ‘Kiki’ is now finished and their owners love the portrait.
I am now working on a cat and a dog portrait, both pastels.
I have made some progress on both dog portraits:
After a very busy 2015 and only a few days’ break at the end of December, I have been back at my drawing desk for the past three weeks and have completed two pastel drawings and started two more.
The first portrait of 2016 is a pastel head study of blue merle Australian Shepherd ‘Fly’:
Australian Shepherd ‘Fly’
The second portrait is a more unusual full body study of ‘Ben’ – a Smooth Collie – in the snow. He was great fun to paint!
Smooth Collie Ben in the snow
I have just started two more pastel drawings. One of blue roan Cocker Spaniel ‘Max’, and one of two Boston Terriers called ‘Magic’ and ‘Kiki’.
I have painted Magic (left) before: Boston Terrier Portrait
I will also be working on a last minute birthday portrait for early February in the next few days.
If you would like to give away a pet portrait for Christmas, please let me know asap as I am nearly booked up for 2015. Alternatively, you can always purchase a gift voucher that I can e-mail to you.
Black Labrador – Charcoal Portrait
I have decided to start posting new portraits on my blog again, as not everyone is on Facebook or Google Plus. So meet ‘Max’, a lovely Black Labrador whose owners describe him as a gentle giant. Most dog portraits are commissioned in pastels so it’s always great fun when I get to draw one in charcoal.
Max’s portrait was commissioned as a birthday present for his ‘Dad’. Apparently, he loves it!