This is a scan of the finished portrait of Aidan the springer spaniel. It worked out really well I think. I posted it off to the owner on Friday so hopefully he will be thrilled with it.
The pet portrait was painted with acrylic on hand stretched canvas. The portrait size is 12″ x 8″ (about an A4). If you are thinking of commissioning a pet portrait yourself, then contact me on email@example.com or through my contact form on www.trueimage.ie/contact.html. If you have any comments, feel free to comment here. I am always delighted to hear from those of you who follow me here on the blog.
I will be posting the new yorkshire terrier portrait I have finished in the last week, so keep checking back for updates.
This is an update for Aidan’s portrait. I have adjusted his colouring slightly to match with the photograph, as I originally had it too red. It is turning out to be quite a nice portrait, I think. I will be hopefully finishing it off tomorrow. I have to still add more detail to the fur around his ears, his body in the background, and of course the tennis ball. There are a few snowflakes on his face, which I will add last.
I have a few portraits to add to the portrait gallery, both pet portraits and family portraits. I will be updating the website soon with detailed scans of my recent commissions. I am also planning on introducing a smaller size for all portraits, which will be a little more affordable. So check back soon, there might be some offers too!
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.