News from the Warren! — cute pets

Charcoal Portrait of Maple - From Start to Finish

Charcoal Portrait of Maple - From Start to Finish

Tristan commissioned me to draw this charcoal portrait of the adorable Maple for his girlfriend Claire for Valentine's Day... isn't she sweet?! Because she's so light and fluffy looking I used a mixture of light and medium charcoal for her fur and then dark charcoal to get some more dramatic detail around her gorgeous big eyes and nose. She was done as a medium sized sketch and she took around six hours to draw. I put her in a blue mount as that is Claire's favourite colour and Tristan also asked me to frame her in a white frame. See...


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:


Amusing Pets!

Amusing Pets!

  There are many reasons why having a pet can be good for you from keeping you company, to getting you out of the house for walks, to being a great conversation starter with people. I think perhaps my favourite reason for having pets though is for their entertainment value! On a daily basis they tend to make you smile or even laugh with their silly and unusual habits and characteristics and even when they’ve done something truly irritating, disgusting or embarrassing, very often as a pet owner you still look back on it as rather entertaining! Here are a...