News from the Warren! — Pets
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...
I drew this portrait of the very sweet Phoebe for Sandra after she won Your Cat Magazine's Christmas 2017 Advent Calendar Competition. She was drawn as a medium sized charcoal sketch portrait and took around seven and a half hours to complete. Sandra and I thought that the black mount would work best to finish her off as it is the most striking. See Phoebe's portrait develop in the video:
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.
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.
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.