Reef the Hungarian Vizsla

Reef’s portrait measured 8″ x 6″ / 20 x 15cm and is drawn with Faber Castell Pastel Pencil on Daler Rowney Ingres Pastel Paper. I didn’t add a base of lightly coloured pastel to bring smoothness and light while starting this portrait as I would on a larger sized portrait because I wanted to avoidContinue reading “Reef the Hungarian Vizsla”

Learn to Draw a Collie with Pencil

Learn to draw a collie with this four part video course. Suitable for beginners, the materials required are pencils (I recommend 2H, HB and 9B), paper and a sharpener. This courses teaches how to layout a drawing from scratch without any aids such as a grid or projection. It also delves into various drawing techniquesContinue reading “Learn to Draw a Collie with Pencil”


A very Happy New Year to everyone! 2019 has been a really busy year, and I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported me. Your support through following this blog, interacting on social media or ordering artwork is hugely appreciated and allows me to continue working as an artist, IContinue reading “HAPPY NEW YEAR!”


How familiar is this pose?! Every time I sit down my Vizsla will plonk herself between my feet and look back at me with this expression. When I shared this portrait on social media, one follower called this the ‘why have you stopped scratching my ear’ look! So often clients chose the best reference photographsContinue reading “GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER”

Grey Wolf Pastel Tutorial

Learn to draw a Grey Wolf with pastel with this four part video course. Part 1 – Layout Drawing Learn to sketch freehand without the need for any grids or drawing aids. Part 2 – Features Learn to use patience and care to add realistic and characterful features. Part 3 – Layering Discover how toContinue reading “Grey Wolf Pastel Tutorial”

Learn to Draw your Dog; Choosing a reference

This post refers to the course ‘Learn to Draw your Dog‘. Please click here for details. Unless you are drawing an exceptionally patient dog, you should use a photograph as a reference for your drawing. Life drawing is a fantastic skill, especially for capturing movement and atmosphere, but as this course is focused on learningContinue reading “Learn to Draw your Dog; Choosing a reference”