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Charcoal Portrait of Bella and Tess the Labradors - From Start to Finish

Charcoal Portrait of Bella and Tess the Labradors - From Start to Finish

  This portrait of Bella and Tess (chocolate and black labradors) was for one of Claire from Jets Doggy Care Centre's customers.  I really enjoyed this one as there's so much character in their faces! I drew them from two separate photographs so I just had to make sure that they were the right sizes! Claire asked me to draw the portrait as a small portrait sketch - it took around five hours and I finished it off with an off-white textured mount.


Charcoal Portrait of Hadley and Hudson - From Start to Finish

Charcoal Portrait of Hadley and Hudson - From Start to Finish

The adorable and fluffy Hadley and Hudson were commissioned by Claire at Jets Doggy Day Care who wanted another Christmas gift for a customer. Claire managed to send me a photo of the two brothers together so I just moved them a bit closer to one another and improvised on Hadley's tail in order to get them to fit into the smaller portrait size. I was really pleased with how they turned out. They took around five hours to complete.


Charcoal Portrait of George and Ozzy - From Start to Finish

Charcoal Portrait of George and Ozzy - From Start to Finish

I drew George and Ozzy for Claire from Jets Doggy Day Care - it was another Christmas gift for one of her customers. I love the photo she gave me - George and Ozzy are so different and their individual characters really shine through! I did the drawing as a small portrait sketch and it took around four and a half hours to complete. The off-white textured mount finishes it off really nicely I think.  


Charcoal Portrait of Max and Milo - From Start to Finish

Charcoal Portrait of Max and Milo - From Start to Finish

I drew the gorgeous Max and Milo as another small charcoal sketch and it was a Christmas present for one of Claire at Jets Doggy Day Care's customers. They're both very pale in colour so I used mostly light and medium charcoal with just a bit of dark charcoal to bring out the detail in their eyes and noses and add a bit of depth to the portrait. They were mounted in the textured off-white mount which I think looks really smart. See the portrait developing in the video below:  


Charcoal Portrait of Lola the Weimaraner - From Start to Finish

Charcoal Portrait of Lola the Weimaraner - From Start to Finish

I drew Lola the Weimaraner for Claire at Jets Doggy Day Care who wanted Christmas gifts for her best customers. Claire gave me a fantastic photo of Lola on her walk - I love the expression on her face and she was so much fun to draw. She was drawn as one of my new small portrait sketches and mounted in an off-white textured mount which looks really smart. This is the portrait progressing: