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!