Thursday, November 27, 2008

Completed Pet Portrait

Today I have completed Bertie's pet portrait. It is an 8" x 10" coloured pencil pet portrait. I have enjoyed this one because it is a bit different, as it isn't the standard portrait pose that I normally draw.

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Work in progress - Bertie

I have been working on Bertie's pet portrait today. The hardest thing about coloured pencil portraits is getting the colours correct, especially with coloured pencil, as they can't be mixed like paints can. The colours have to be built up with layers of different colours and you have to be careful not to make the colours 'muddy' and eventually with coloured pencil you can get to the stage when no more colour can be put down. It took me a while to get Bertie's colouring correct, but I think i've got there now. Here he is, it's going to be such a cute portrait...

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Work in progress - Tiny

Here is the latest update on Tiny's pet portrait.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pet Portrait update - Tiny

Here is the latest update from my graphite pet portrait of Tiny.

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New Pet Portrait - Bertie

I have recently started a new pet portrait of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. It is a 8" x 10" portrait and is going to be in coloured pencil. It is a bit different to all of my portraits so far because the dog Bertie) is asleep. It's a really cute photo though and I think will make a really nice portrait and lovely for being a bit different. So far I have just done the outline. It is on white paper, I had to darken it show the outline clearly:

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Monday, November 17, 2008

An announcement...

Just to say I have closed my books for Christmas orders and I will also not be taking any orders for completion in January. I currently have 4 portraits on my waiting list and another one I am expecting soon as I donated a dog portrait for a dog show this Saturday just gone.

We are moving house in January, so want to have a month to pack up here, move and then unpack and settle in before taking on more commissions. I apologise to anyone who might have been thinking of ordering a pet portrait. I do sell Gift Vouchers as an alternative.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Pet Portrait update - Pickles

Here is an update on the coloured pencil portrait of Pickles, Pebbles & Arillus. I'm currently working on Pickles, so here is the current update on her:

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Sunday, November 09, 2008

New Pet Portrait

I have recently started a new pet portrait. It is a 12" x 16" coloured pencil portrait of two Boxers, Pickles & Pebbles and a West Highland Terrier, Arillus. So far I have just completed the outlines of the three:

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Sunday, November 02, 2008

Pet Portrait finished - Taylor

I have finally finished Taylor's pet portrait after having been working on it for an embarrasingly long time. Here it is!

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