News from the Warren! — horses

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  


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.


Charcoal Portrait Of Siege The horse - From Start to Finish

Charcoal Portrait Of Siege The horse - From Start to Finish

  This week's "Start to Finish" charcoal portrait piece is Siege the horse who sadly passed away earlier this year. He was much-loved by his owners Tahnee and Mike and the portrait was done as a way of commemorating him. I drew Siege on A3 and he took close to 20 hours because of all the detail in his face!