Jake and Sam

This portrait is another one commissioned for last Christmas. It was of two lovely dogs called Jake, the yorkshire terrier and Sam, the golden labrador. I had some good photos of Jake. Sam sadly passed a long time ago and I only had some small photos of him. The clients were very keen on showing both dogs together in one drawing for their father, so we made it work. It worked out quite well with Jake sitting up on the arm of the chair and Sam sitting beside, their heads being at the same level.

yorkie and labrador drawing

I worked with graphite pencils on paper in the size of 25 x 30 cm. I took a photo of the initial sketch and of the finished drawing which was mounted in a neutral coloured mount. The clients came to collect the drawing just before Christmas and they were very pleased with the result. I was delighted as I thought it worked out very well too 🙂

Lady and dog painting

lady and dog painting

I completed this portrait in December. It was a present for the lady pictured in the painting. I worked from one reference photo without making any major changes. The painting is painted in acrylic on fine grain canvas at 30 x 40 cm.

Yorkshire Terrier Painting – step 1

This is Max, the cutest yorkshire terrier and I am now working on his portrait. The painting is in acrylic on stretched canvas and is quite large in size at 24 x 20 inches (50 x 60 cm). Max has sadly passed away and this portrait is going to be a Christmas present for one of his owners, whose silhouette will feature in the background. The setting for the portrait includes a beach where Max loved to run around with his owners.
So far I have started on an initial sketch of the painting and I am planning on finishing it next week. There is a lot to do, but I have the basis for the portrait down. In the next stages, I will start adding colours, first as thin washes and build on each wash with more colour. This way I am hoping to achieve a full and realistic painting.

max the yorkshire terrier - portrait in acrylic - step 1
Max the yorkshire terrier – portrait in acrylic – step 1

Skippy the yorkshire terrier

This is a pet portrait I worked on at the end of January. It is of an adorable yorkshire terrier. The size is 8″ x 10″ (20 x 25cm) and it is in graphite pencil on paper. He was really a joy to work on, he has a lovely gentle expression on his face. It was a commission for a client in Ireland.

pencil pet portrait of a yorkshire terrier dog
Skippy the yorkshire terrier dog portrait in pencil

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