This gorgeous chestnut pony is Bonnie. Her human friend earned a free portrait by guessing the number of pencils I used to draw a detail in one of my kitty drawings I posted on Instagram.
Faber Castell Polychromos, Caran D'Ache Luminance, Derwent Drawing, Derwent Lightfast and Caran D'Ache Pablos on a 30x40cm piece of Pastelmat Board.
Tut is a part Maltese, part Pekinese bundle of tenderness that has recently passed away. After fifteen years spent with an amazing family, he left a hole that cannot be filled. I was asked to bring him back to life in a memorial portrait.
I saw this little face on Face Book and stopped. I looked into those eyes, and that innocent expression, and knew I had to ask permission to draw him. "Frenchie" will go to an auction to raise funds to support an animal shelter in the US.
When Cherie's mom approached me to ask if I could work on a memorial picture of her fur baby, and I saw Cherie, my heart melted. I literally got lost in all the ochres and the browns of her fur, and truly enjoyed the entire process of her creation.
Colored pencils on drafting film. 24x30cm.
My deep love for Maine Coon cats continues to inspire me. This is Minou, a wonderful kitten from Tania Maisha Girot's kattery. I find that Meine Coons can be caputured best on drafting film with light strokes of different colors slowly transitioning in the main color groups that make up the fur. I just love the process of creating fur like this!
Golden Retriever fur is among the most difficult furs to achieve. The colors range from pink to beige to deep ochres to oranges, and it's quite tricky to be able to capture all the hues in-between. This puppy I found on Unsplash gave me the opportunity to practice on this unique fur coloring :).