Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Red Squirrels

With my new camera I went to a small place in the woods called Snaizholme, a lovely couple who own The White Hart, Hawes kindly let me into their house, to watch them from their living room window. 

They had a nut feeder right outside the middle window which attracted loads of wild red squirrels 

I managed to get the window open and a few sunflower seeds sprinkled onto the nearest stone wall

I couldn't believe my luck when a squirrel stood and stared right into my camera, this squirrel was an older one as it has hair on the ears.

Once I got home and got the images put onto my laptop I was shocked to see a close up of their hands, just like humans with knuckles and finger nails!

Thursday, 20 September 2012


Finished another Lab portrait off earlier today, Pebbles is at the incredible age of 14!! 

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Meg & Boris

Just finished this pencil drawing of two lovely labs, Meg and Boris, they were a joy to draw. 

I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing these two playful dogs, a few weeks ago. It was nice to get to meet and photo my 'models' in person, Meg especially loved the camera and posed wonderfully.

This is the first time I have done a joint portrait, Meg on the left looks quite playful and Boris has a  serious look on his face, I was unsure if the two different photos of each dog would work, but when the owner said the photos captured both their personalities brilliantly, I had to use them.

After a challenging few weeks working on them, I'm happy with how they developed and came to life. The two photos definitely work together and show off there personalities. I LOVED drawing them and am very happy with how they turned out.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

I've finally found the time to make progress on Meg, Im really happy with her eyes and mouth they really bring her to life!! I am going to make a start on Boris next which will be to the right of Meg. 

I found it difficult blending Meg's coat into the background as I didn't want to go too dark until I have seen what she looks like next to Boris, I will then finish off both their coats and see how far to blend outwards.

Sunday, 2 September 2012


I recently went to photograph two adorable Labradors named Meg and Boris, I will try my best to keep you updated on the progress although sometimes I get carried away and forget to stop to take a photo.

Here you can see I have made a start to Meg