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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:


Charcoal Portrait of Sadie - From Start to Finish

Charcoal Portrait of Sadie - From Start to Finish

Sadie was one of my commissions for Claire from Jets Doggy Day Care - she wanted Christmas presents for her customers! It was fun drawing Sadie from such a cute photo. She was drawn as a small charcoal portrait sketch and completed with an off-white textured mount. Apparently there were tears when she was received! You can see her developing in the below video:


Charcoal Portrait of Mickey the Cat - From Start to Finish

Charcoal Portrait of Mickey the Cat - From Start to Finish

Sarah commissioned me to draw a charcoal portrait of Mickey the cat for her partner Tom after he sadly died at the grand age of 23. He was a great animal to draw as there is just so much character and expression in his little face. He took about eight hours to complete. I drew him as a medium sized portrait and Sarah asked me to finish him off with a textured off-white mount. Tom was delighted with the finished piece. “I just wanted to let you know that Tom LOVES Mickey. Everyone is so impressed with how accurate he...


Charcoal Portrait of Bebe the Piebald Horse - From Start to Finish

Charcoal Portrait of Bebe the Piebald Horse - From Start to Finish

Bebe the Piebald horse was commissioned by Jean for her daughter Tracey. Jean wanted me to do a full-body portrait of Bebe to show off her distinctive markings and we decided that a large detailed drawing would work best. Bebe's drawing was a little bit of a challenge for me as I had to remove the rider and harness from the image and fill in the missing parts. In addition to this, the only other images Jean could get hold of (without ruining the surprise for Tracey) were of Bebe's other side which meant that I had to use a...


Charcoal Portrait of Buzz and Dory the Black Labradors - From Start to Finish

Charcoal Portrait of Buzz and Dory the Black Labradors - From Start to Finish

This lovely portrait of Buzz and Dory was commissioned by Claire from Jets Doggy Day Care for one of her favourite customers and close friends. I did the portrait as a medium sized portrait sketch using two separate images of Buzz and Dory and it took me around eight hours to complete. I was really pleased with the finished piece - black dogs can sometimes be quite hard to capture in charcoal but I love how this turned out! Claire and her husband Nigel were delighted with the finished article and so were the recipients of the drawing. See the...