Tuesday, 28 August 2012



Im happy to share with you my latest piece 'Barn Owl'


Here is the post which the barn owl is standing on, I did this using a fine 2H and 2B pencil for the darker bits, it took a lot of patience and concentration

'Barn Owl Face'

The tough part was capturing the light and dark parts on the feathers, as I often over due it on the parts that should be left clear. I made sure I kept close reference to my photograph this insured the contrast was exactly right.


.......And here it is my completed 'Barn Owl' 

'Barn Owl'

Im very pleased with the end result and can't wait to get it hung up for sale in 
The Chapel gallery Hawes

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

I've been a busy bee this week but just had a spare few hours to fill in the owls body. I am really pleased with how this is coming along, although slow the amount of detail I am putting in is unlike what I have done before. I can't wait to finish this piece and share with you :)

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Monday, 13 August 2012

Making progress

Here I have made a start on the Barn Owls head, 
next I will finish off the body then come back to the face, for a few last minute touch-ups

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Barn Owl

Here I have made a start on the fence post which took me a lot longer than I expected, I will keep you updated on the progress of the Owl.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Portrait complete

Here is my completed sheepdog portrait, 
I enjoyed drawing him step by step, when I finally drew his nose in he came to life!
I used graphite pencils 2H to 2B and it measures 8x11
for the time being he will be hanging in The Old Board Inn, Hawes

Thursday, 2 August 2012


A few quick phone uploads to show you the progress of my latest dog portrait