I absolutely loved Mia’s reference photograph, in addition to being well lit and clear, it really captured her expression and personality. Unless I am drawing a large or
When I try to catalogue my past dog portraits and artwork into some sort of order the most obvious place to start is with breeds, which means that mixed breeds tend to be overlooked.
I had planned to paint this jaguar in oils, but in the end I decided pastels would be best to capture the soft fur and wisps of hair. I wanted to be sure to capture the richness of such a beautifully coloured coat in warm jungle lighting, without compromising on detail. As this is the… Continue reading Jaguar
For Stanley’s portrait I worked from a fantastic reference photo taken by Gail Fogarty.
It’s always a treat to paint or draw a horse or pony. I grew up completely obsessed with them, and their grace, strength and beauty was what first inspired me to spend way too much time drawing animals throughout my life! Here are some of my past horse and pony paintings and drawings.
By far the most common breed of dog I paint or draw is the Hungarian Vizsla. Here are 40 pictures I have completed in the past four years featuring 57 vizslas!
Based on the French verb gicler which means “to squirt or spray”, giclée printing involves squirting microscopic dots of specialist archival pigment ink onto high quality fine art paper with exceptional accuracy.
Even though I have lots of Hungarian Vizsla products a Wire Haired Vizsla was missing, and was one of the breeds suggested which I thought was a great idea. Hettie’s mum put forward this great photo to use as a reference.
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I want to show the journey of one dog in different stages, from a tiny newborn bundle of helpless wrinkles, to a bright-eyed, needle toothed puppy, all the way to a wise and sweet senior because at every stage of their lives they are the same dog, and it is as much of an honour to share their lives whether at puppy-hood, adulthood or when they’re grey-faced and perfect.