Holiday Time for Sarah’s Pet Portraits.
Pet Portraits in Coloured Pencil.
Unltimately pastel pet portraits are my most asked for type of pet painting, however since moving into the world of coloured pencils they are beginning to pick up interest.
There have been a few to complete recently and here are a couple of my favourites. The first up has been a very patient client who wanted a portrait of her pony Jelly. I love the name! Jelly’s portrait is 10×8 inches and I completed it on Fabriano Artistico HP paper. It is a watercolour paper, but also loved by coloured pencil artists worldwide. I do love this paper but I don’t think I am set on using it yet solely for my coloured pencil portraits yet.
Above is the gorgeous Trixie and Lylie. Tabby cat sisters I had the absolute pleasure to draw in coloured pencil. Being the first cat and tabby cats at that I have drawn in coloured pencils I found it tricky, but also a lot of fun as I love a challenge!
The reference for their portrait was also great. It looks like they have taken a selfie and it makes me chuckle every time.
You can view previous colour pencil work the gallery
More Than Just Pet Portraits.
I guess you could say the arty gene runs strong through our family. My Mum was a very talented asrtist and although she didn’t paint pet portraits she loved drawing flowers and things she could find around her. My Dad, despite being very academic, but not feeling so generous with those genes with me, he has a wondeful eye for photography. As well as teaching physics, chemistry and maths he taught photography. I have got the bug for taking photos from him.. The trouble has come from the fact I only own a big DLSR and I can’t be bothered to lug all the lenses around or inevitably I don’t have the right one with me. With this in mind I decided to treat myself to a bridge camera. I bought the Panasonic Lumix FZ82. I am so pleased with it. I have had a little play with it and I am in love with it. I am going to share my non pet portrait related art here in this blog over the coming week.