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Charcoal Portrait of Cassie - From Start to Finish

Charcoal Portrait of Cassie - From Start to Finish

Maggie and Mike commissioned me to draw the beautiful little terrier Cassie for their daughter Emily's birthday. The photograph they had of Cassie was so lovely and detailed and we wanted to get her full body into the portrait so we decided to go for the large 11" x 14" portrait size. Cassie took around twenty hours to complete and I finished the drawing off with a striking black mount. "Maggie and I are delighted with your lovely drawing of Cassie, it captures her perfectly. I am sure Emily will be delighted too. You have such a talent - well...


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 Sparrow the Wire Haired Dachshund - From Start to Finish

Charcoal Portrait of Sparrow the Wire Haired Dachshund - From Start to Finish

  Sparrow was my second commission from the lovely Sue - she had previously asked me to draw her greyhound Mollie who had sadly died in 2017. After Sparrow gave birth to puppies in late 2017, her owner who was a friend of Sue's kindly gave one of them to Sue after she lost Mollie. Sue wanted me to draw a portrait of Sparrow to give her friend as a thank you gift. Sparrow was such a pleasure to draw - just look at those soulful eyes! I drew her as a medium sized portrait sketch and displayed her in...


Charcoal Portrait of Joey and Scruffy - From Start to Finish

Charcoal Portrait of Joey and Scruffy  - From Start to Finish

Little Joey and Scruffy were another commission for one of Claire's customers (at Jets Doggy Day Care). They were both quite challenging to draw but in opposite ways. Joey has a dark coat which can sometimes make getting detail across rather difficult in charcoal. The very aptly named Scruffy on the other hand is a Westie - Westies are probably one of the hardest dogs to draw in charcoal as they are white and it's therefore quite tough to get the detail in without making them look too dark! It took me around eight hours to complete this portrait which...