Tuesday, 29 October 2013


I thought I would share with you some comparison pictures of my drawings and the reference photo.





Tuesday, 22 October 2013


A portrait of Gem I did for her 21st x

Red Squirrel

So its been awhile since my last post thankfully I'm back on track and can share with you my latest piece a cute little red squirrel. 

Sunday, 25 August 2013


Really enjoyed drawing this Westie, below is my first layer of graphite

I then used a dark lead to darken the nose and eye and a rubber to bring out the highlights 

Finally I filled in his collar and tweaked those hairy legs!

Hope you like!

Sunday, 11 August 2013

New cow and calf drawing

After having the reference image for over a year, I finally drew the outline about a month ago but it got pushed to the back of my list, I have finally made a proper start this week. Hopefully it wont take me too long to get it finished

Saturday, 10 August 2013

New Website

Do you want to hear some great news... I have finally got around to making a new website which is now live whoo!! You can visit it here: make sure you bookmark it! Thanks Stacey xx

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Wednesday, 3 July 2013


Its been a while since I posted on my blog my facebook page seems to be taking over! Thought I would share with you a work in progress, lots and lots of leaves been drawn today. I normally don't draw in backgrounds so this makes a change hopefully I wont make a mistake on the Woodcock and it all be a waste of time haha!

Thursday, 20 June 2013


Just finished off this unusual commission of a sign for Waltons of Settle, quite enjoyed using colouring pencils for a change

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Grandad X

Finally finished uni for the summer yey! I fancied a change from all the dogs and animal drawings so challenged myself to drawing a portrait of my Grandad

Monday, 13 May 2013


Hi sorry for not been very regular with my posting at the minute, I'm currently studying for my exams this month and finishing off coursework, so finding the time to fit drawing in is becoming difficult! Here is Finley which I have managed to do over the last couple of weeks

Friday, 26 April 2013


Hi all, I would just like to share with my Facebook page I seem to be keeping it more up to date than my blog

Thursday, 18 April 2013


Yey! I managed to get Charlie finished last night so I can share with you a photo this morning. 

Monday, 15 April 2013


Here is a better photo of Charlie, now to crack on with my next piece.. a close up of his face!

Thursday, 28 March 2013


And finally its finished YEY! I must admit Charlie's hairy legs have been a struggle and times I've wanted to chuck it in the bin! Ive took a quick photo of the picture mounted and will upload a better one tomorrow! Now off to watch footy come on Hawes!! :)

Tuesday, 19 March 2013


Sorry for the lack of updates its my last week at uni so everythings been a mad rush- never leave anything to last minute! Art wise I am meaning to draw some lambs for spring but finding the time with all my dogies is becoming a struggle! Mums been out and took some photos for me, having the camera on the wrong setting they've surprisingly turned out ok, heres one of the lambs playing catch

Wednesday, 6 March 2013


Here is my latest commission a cute dog named Daisy laid on the sofa. As you can see on the right is the reference photo I worked from, I found this piece quite difficult as there was little detail for me to work from but overall happy it looks like the photo

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Saturday, 23 February 2013


Quick phone upload on what I've been working on today, just got to tackle that dreaded fur!!

Monday, 18 February 2013

Red Grouse

Hello lovely readers, here is my red grouse that was a commission for a game keeper along with the flying duck, Ive posted a picture so you can see them framed. These were small sketches around A4 the actual drawing and in the frame measuring 32cmx42cm. I really enjoyed doing them on a small scale and they didn't take too long like my usual drawings, thinking a red squirrel is up next or maybe another hare as I haven't done one for a year, would be nice to see if I have come on in my drawing skill since then!

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Sunday, 3 February 2013


'Bonnie' 11x16
I'm pleased to share with you my latest commission 'Bonnie' she was a joy to draw. Done in a range of pencils and measuring 11x16 fitting perfectly in an A3 mount.
This is my last dog for a while coming next is a flying duck, i'll make sure to keep you updated!

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

First Time

Here is my first go at a montage, although I'm happy with the result it was a struggle getting that very fine detail into the the dogs faces as my paper has a slight texture, in future I would opt for something very smooth!

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Sitting Spaniel

Loved drawing this dog, this is the first one I've done with the whole body. The reference photo I had to draw from was great quality which allowed me to get in very delicate detail. 
I used my favourite mechanic pencils for the very fine detail and my Mars Lumograph pencils to give the drawing depth and dark shading, without pressing too hard it gives an almost black shade without  leaving pencil marks on the paper. The drawing fit into a double mount with an oak frame measuring around A3- unfortunately I do not have a picture of the dog framed- was such a rush to get it to my client in time for christmas! Since then she has told me how very happy her daughter was to have received this drawing, which makes my job even more rewarding!!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013


Happy new year everyone,
Im very happy to share with you 'Maisy', which I did for a christmas commission
The owners were very pleased with it and I must say I'm quite happy with it too, I think my progress of dog drawing is coming along nicely- which helps as I have a list as long as my arm to be getting on with!