News from the Warren! — horse portrait

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 Pete the Horse - From Start to Finish

Charcoal Portrait of Pete the Horse - From Start to Finish

I drew Pete for Alison who wanted a very special gift for her bridesmaid Yulia. Watch the video below to find out more:     “Pete was a gift to a dear friend who had lost him the year before. Emma captured his details so well that when my friend opened the gift she was very emotional - the likeness to Pete was incredible, the drawing captured his unique personality and it is a gift that will be treasured for a long time, thank you so much!” A. Boyes  


*NEW* Smaller Size Option on Pet Portrait Sketches

*NEW* Smaller Size Option on Pet Portrait Sketches

I've now introduced a smaller size option for my popular pet portrait sketches - these measure 4.5" x 6.5" and come in a smart textured off-white mount. These are a great idea for birthdays, anniversaries etc. They are a quicker option than my other portraits. For more details watch the below video:


Charcoal Portrait Of Danny The Horse - From Start to Finish

Charcoal Portrait Of Danny The Horse - From Start to Finish

This month's "Start to Finish" piece is of a very handsome horse named Danny! I completed his charcoal portrait in November for a Christmas gift. He was done as an A3 sized piece and took around 20 hours to finish. He took a bit longer than normal as I had the added complication of removing his head collar from the picture.


Introducing My Small Pet Portrait Sketches!

Introducing My Small Pet Portrait Sketches!

  I’ve been spending the last few months sketching away like mad creating lots of designs for my Christmas collection of cards and prints. I’ve drawn a range of lovely animals including a donkey, mouse, bird and deer. Whilst working on the last sketch it suddenly occurred to me that I could introduce a new smaller sketch option to my pet portraits as well…and that is exactly what I have done! The sketches are drawn on A4 paper and the actual portrait measures around 6”x8”. They come ready mounted (there is a choice of three colours; black, honey and blue) so...

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