Maggie nearly finished and graphite dog portrait started

Maggie’s portrait is nearly finished but no more sneak peaks now until the final piece has been scanned in! Can’t wait to share her portrait with you.

I love a change of media for my pet portraits so I relish the opportunity to use graphite. I think it is a very under valued medium. Pastels are too.. I think most people think of oils first. However they have their disadvantages. Drying time, varnishing are one of the two I can think of. I think each artist finds a medium they have their affinity with. I have tried most and Pastels, followed by watercolours and graphite are my favourite.

Anyway here is Widget’s portrait under way. 10×12 dog portrait in graphite.