Three children

This is a portrait commissioned as a present for the children’s parents. The client, their grandmother, wanted to surprise her daughter with the drawing. The drawing is drawn with graphite pencils on paper 20 x 30 cm in size. The client was very happy with the result. I will be mounting the drawing before posting it off. The pose was very natural in the photo and I wanted to capture that in the drawing. I worked mostly with Staedtler pencils HB, 2B, 5B and 6B for the darkest areas. I usually start with an outline sketch in a HB pencil capturing the likeness of the people in the portrait, moving on to shading with softer pencils after. I hope you all like it 🙂

three siblings portrait

I am now working on a new painting. It is a beautiful portrait of father and daughter. I will be posting the result later on this week.


Springer Spaniel Portrait in Pencil

I finished working on Baxter’s portrait last night and after some tweeking this morning, I scanned it. It is looking really well I think and I hope you will like it too. It was lovely to work on a square format, I think Baxter’s position in this portrait really suits it. I used pencils of various thickness to achieve good tone in the drawing, 2H, HB up to 8B for the darkest areas. There is a small inscription on the bottom of the page reading ‘Baxter April 2013’.

Next up is a portrait of a bride which will be painted with acrylics on stretched canvas. I have prepared and primed the canvas and I will be starting work on it today. Progress pictures to follow on Monday.

Springer spaniel dog portrait in pencil
Finished portrait of Baxter