Tattooed

Recently my greyhound was put to sleep. I was thinking about people having names and pictures of loved ones and pets tattooed on their skin. Perhaps the names of people, animals and places we love are tattooed on our hearts. Drawn with carbon pencils on A5 medium surface cartridge paper.

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The End of Time

The completed drawing. Graphite pencils on A4 cartridge paper. From my own reference photo. Sold. I took the photo this is drawn from over three years ago. I thought it would be interesting to draw, and I think the image is symbolic. I first thought of it as “The End…

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Jasper

This is Jasper. I finished this portrait a few months ago; it was a present for a birthday in July so I couldn’t share it. Now the gift has been given, so here he is. Graphite drawing on A3 heavyweight cartridge paper. From client’s photo, and shared by kind permission.

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Work in progress

Something a bit different on my drawing board. This has been on my “to do” list for a while. I’m not totally happy with the background; I should have experimented with different techniques before starting this drawing, or maybe different paper. If nothing else, it will have been a learning…

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Callum and Jack

My most recently completed portrait commission. I enjoyed working on this drawing: a real change from animal portraits. It was quite a challenge to draw, especially the smooth skin of these young boys. I don’t normally do much blending, but I did a lot for this piece. I’m very happy…

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My studio

I’ve been working on commissions for surprise presents. So, instead of a drawing, I thought I’d post a photo of my studio. Living on a narrowboat with husband and three greyhounds, space is limited. I work in the cratch; the very front part of the boat. It’s a small space,…

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