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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a new family portrait I’ve been working on last week. I have spent 12 hours on this portrait of a grandmother so far. It is a part of a new range of family portraits in pencil. I feel graphite pencil can really capture the highlights in the skin and wrinkles too. I love this image. The pose is simple and yet I find the more I work on it, the more detail I find. I am really enjoying the portrait drawing process. I have to take photographs of the portrait progress, I don’t want it to smudge while scanning. So the images are a bit dark. Check back soon for the progress and final drawing soon.