Freckles’ portrait was drawn with Faber Castell Pitt pastel pencil and Unison soft pastel on Dalek Rowney Ingres paper. It … More
A collection of my art featuring people, all have been drawn with Faber Castell pastel pencil and Unison soft pastel … More
I regularly receive messages from people who are interested in learning to draw, or from people who used to draw … More
In between commissions, I’ve spent the past two weeks working on this pastel of my son Rory. Rory is not one … More
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.
Unless I am drawing a large or complicated piece, I prefer to do a simple sketch first and then change or tweak anything I’m unhappy with as I add layers of pastel. Mia’s markings really threw me off with this one however, the white on her muzzle kept tricking me into thinking everything was crooked! You can make out the several faint pencil marks of previous attempts on this sketch.
I started with a simple, very faint sketch in blue pastel. Once I was happy with the layout, I then … More
With any original piece of art, it is highly recommended to use a professional framer and it is too easy to damage the artwork. If you decide to tackle framing yourself, here are some tips that may be useful…
It can be difficult to decide whether or not to include a background when commissioning a painting or drawing. Here are five different background options.