Springer Spaniel Aidan – portrait in progress

I have been progressing work on Aidan’s portrait. I had to put it aside as I had a lovely commission of a pencil portrait of a yorkshire terrier. I will post scan of the finished drawing soon.

I have now started detailing Aidan’s face – eyes and nose. I still need to adjust the colour slightly and work on his ears and body in the background. It is going to be a lovely portrait when finished.  Below is a progress scan of the second stage of this dog portrait – acrylic on canvas – 12″ x 8″ in size.

Springer Spaniel dog portrait painting in progress - stage 2
Springer Spaniel portrait in progress

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Labrador puppy pencil pet portrait – work in progress

This is more progress images of the labrador puppy pet portrait I’ve been working on. It is now finished and I have to scan it and then post it here. The size is A4 or 21x30cm and pencils I am using are HB, 2B and 4B. Graphite pencils are great for their light and shadow properties and I think they were an ideal medium for this particular pet portrait.

Labrador retriever puppy pet portrait in pencil - step 7
Labrador retriever puppy portrait in pencil - step 7
Labrador puppy graphite pencil portrait - work in progress step 6
Labrador puppy pet portrait - step 6
Labrador puppy pencil pet portrait work in progress
Labrador puppy pencil portrait - step 5

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Labrador puppy pencil portrait

I am working away on this puppy pencil portrait. I am working left to right as always so as not to smudge as I draw. The base drawing goes down first and when the whole area is covered, I will go over the details and make sure it matches the photograph. This portrait is working out quite well, I love the puppy’s expression. I got sidetracked with other duties, so it is taking much longer than I thought, but I am getting there. Below are next two steps in the pet portrait painting process.

labrador puppy pencil portrait work in progress
Labrador puppy pencil portrait - step 4
Labrador puppy pencil portrait work in progress
Labrador puppy pencil portrait - step 3

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Labrador Puppy portrait

This is a new pencil portrait I’ve been working on. It is of a very cute labrador puppy. The pet portrait is in graphite pencil on 160g cartridge paper and it is an A4 size (8″ x 12″). I’m using my usual mix of graphite HB and 4B pencils. I hope to finish it in a couple of days and I will keep on posting the progress images as I’m working. Below are first two steps. I decided to draw a very dark background so that the sunlit fur shows off pretty well.

Labrador puppy pet portrait in pencil
Labrador puppy pet portrait in pencil - step 2
Outline drawing of a puppy portrait in pencil
Labrador puppy pencil pet portrait - step 1 outline

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Jack Russell Terrier Pencil Portrait

This is the final scan of Neeka’s pencil portrait. Neeka is a Jack Russell terrier and I drew her portrait in graphite pencil on 200g Fabriano paper. I took some photographs of the final portrait in a mount and I will post them here soon.

Jack Russell Terrier pencil portrait
Jack Russell Terrier Portrait in pencil

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Jack Russell Terrier Portrait

I finished another pet portrait in pencil. This one is of an adorable Jack Russell Terrier called Neeka. Below are progress images together with a little detail of her face. I will post the final scan tomorrow.

The drawing is on 200g Fabriano paper using Staedtler and Daler-Rowney artist graphite pencils HB, 2B and 4B. Hope you enjoy it and if you would like to commission a portrait of your beloved pet, just contact me on info@trueimage.ie.

There is more examples in the gallery section.

Humboldt Penguins painting

Just finished this Humboldt penguins painting today. It’s painted with acrylic on stretched deep canvas of 12″ x 16″. The sides are painted too, so it is ready for hanging.

Humboldt penguins painting in acrylic on canvas
Humboldt penguins painting in acrylic on canvas

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Penguins painting in progress – Wildlife Art

Here are progress pictures of the penguins painting I’ve been working on. It’s taking much longer than I anticipated, but I think it’s turning out quite well. I will have a final scan ready today and I will post it later.

Humboldt penguins painting in progress - step 2
Humboldt penguins painting in progress - step 2
Humboldt penguins painting in progress - step 3
Humboldt penguins painting in progress - step 3
Humboldt penguins painting in progress - step 4
Humboldt penguins painting in progress - step 4

 

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Humboldt Penguins Wildlife Painting

I started working on this portrait this week. The work is developing from a series of photographs taken by me in the Dublin ZOO last June. They are such an inquisitive pair, very curious indeed. These penguins are Humboldt Penguins, their natural habitat being the shores of Chile and Argentina. So they are not used to the snow at all. I’m placing them in their natural habitat on the shores showing the red rocks of South America. I felt they will look more at home than in the ZOO surroundings, although they did look very happy there too. Below is a step 1 of the painting process. I am hoping to have it finished by the end of this week. The painting is 12 x 16 inches in size and I am using acrylics.

Wildlife portrait of Humboldt Penguins in acrylic
Humboldt Penguins Wildlife Painting - step 1

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Gorilla wildlife art painting

I’ve finished the gorilla painting last week and here is the final result. The intense stare gives the gorilla a great expression. The painting is in acrylic on canvas, the size of canvas is 12″ x 16″ (30cm x 40cm). Up next is more card designs and another wildlife.

Gorilla wildlife art
Gorilla wildlife painting in acrylic

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