Family Portrait in progress

This is the next image of the family portrait I have been working on. I will be detailing and finishing off the portrait today, adding sepia tints too.

Family portrait in pencil - work in progress - step 2
Family portrait in pencil - step 2

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Family portrait in pencil – work in progress

Below is first stage of a family portrait I am working on. It is in pencil of a father with two children. I started working from left so as not to smudge later, so Amy was drawn first. I will be working on outlines first, then adding detail at a later stage. Hoping to have the portrait ready on Wednesday or Thursday as it is a Christmas gift.

It will be tinted, too. I am going to use sepia to pick up some warm tones in the portrait. This will be done at the detailing stage. Watch this space for more work in progress photographs and final scan later on in the week.

Work in progress on a tinted pencil family portrait
Amy - tinted family portrait - step 1

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Pet photo competition 2011 – winner

Below is the winning image of the Drogheda Animal Rescue pet photo competition. I will be painting a portrait from this photograph. The size will be 12″ x 8″ and it will be painted on canvas. I will be working on it in January 2012.

It is a priceless photograph, the personality of the dog really comes through in this shot. I just love the combination of the brownness of the fur with the snow flakes, and the look says it all. I am really looking forward to getting stuck into this one. Watch this space for progress photographs of the portrait.

Before Christmas I am going to work on two family portraits and a cat portrait, all in pencil. I have started on the first family portrait and I will post first progress images in the next couple of days.

Pet photo competition winner - Drogheda Animal Rescue in association with True Image Fine Art
Pet photo competition winner - Drogheda Animal Rescue in association with True Image Fine Art

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Hamish and Oscar – finished portrait

Here is the final scan of Hamish’s and Oscar’s pet portrait. I let it sit for a few days to then go back to it with fresh eyes and finalise it.

black labrador pet portrait and cat pet portrait in pencil
Hamish & Oscar - finished pet portrait

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Pet portrait in progress – Hamish and Oscar

I was working on Hamish’s and Oscar’s portrait today, finishing off Hamish and I will hopefully get stuck into Oscar’s portrait on Monday.  Below are progress photographs.

black labrador pencil portrait and cat pencil portrait in progress - step 7
Pencil pet portrait - Hamish and Oscar - step 7

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Dog portrait and cat portrait in pencil - portraits in progress - step 6
Pencil pet portrait - Hamish and Oscar - step 6

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Dog and cat portrait in progress - step 5
Pencil pet portrait - Hamish and Oscar - step 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pet Portrait in pencil – Hamish and Oscar

This is a new pet portrait commission. I started working on this drawing yesterday and having completed the outline I started detailing the portrait today. The portrait is of a beautiful black labrador Hamish and an equally lovely cat Oscar, for  a client in county Kildare.  It is a Christmas present, so has to be finished in time for posting.

I have two original photographs and have put both Hamish and Oscar onto one 12″ x 10″ (30 x 25cm) size paper. They look really well together and I think the overall portrait will be quite effective.

As always I am using a HB pencil to start with and adding shadows in with a 2B and a 4B. I still have a lot to do on the details on Hamish and I will hopefully start working on Oscar tomorrow. When finished the first detail, I will look over the portrait and darken and correct areas that need more work.

I will post more in progress photographs tomorrow.

Graphite pencil drawing of a black labrador and a cat - work in progress step 4
Pencil Portrait of Hamish and Oscar - step 4

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Graphite pencil pet portraits - black labrador portrait - cat portrait - work in progress - step 3
Pencil Portrait of Hamish and Oscar - step 3

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Graphite pencil portrait of a black labrador and a cat - step 2
Pencil Portrait of Hamish and Oscar - step 2

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Graphite pencil portrait of black labrador and a cat - Hamish and Oscar - step 1
Pencil Portrait of Hamish and Oscar - step 1

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Win a free portrait of your pet – last chance

Just a reminder that there are only a few days left to enter our competition for a free pet portrait. True Image is offering a free portrait for the winning photo in the Drogheda Animal Rescue Photo Competition. You have until the 5th November 2011 to email your photographs to D.A.R. with a small donation to help animals in need. Go to D.A.R.’s fundraising page here for more information and terms & conditions.

Competition: win a pet portrait

The Drogheda Animal Rescue’s Pet Photo Competition starts this weekend and runs until the 5th November 2011.

You can join by emailing your best pet photographs to fundraising@dar.ie together with a small donation of €6 for one image and €10 for 2 images. Before entering, read through the rules on DAR’s fundraising page here.

The top prize is a free pet portrait to the value of €195 by True Image. The size is 8″ x 12″ (A4) and you can choose between a graphite pencil drawing or an acrylic painting!

DAR will also have a stand at the Pet Adoption Centre as part of Pet Expo 2011 in the RDS, Dublin. Opening times are: Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 10am – 5.30pm.

Drogheda Animal Rescue showcasing pet photo competition with True Image at the Pet Expo 2011

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Labrador puppy pet portrait – final scan

This is the final scan of the latest dog drawing in pencil. It is of the smallest size I offer, 8″ x 12″ (A4). I used graphite pencil HB, 2B and 4B.

If you enjoy this drawing and would like to commission your own portrait, or just have a query, do not hesitate to contact me through this website. Just fill out the contact form on the contact us page, or email me at info@trueimage.ie.

Labrador-puppy-pet-portrait-dog drawing
Labrador puppy pet portrait

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Identities

Two images merged into one means a new identity – in progress. Graphite pencil on Fabriano.

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