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 :).
I saw Guendalina one day almost by chance. She immediately stole my heart. The colors in her fur, the glassy shine in her green/grey eyes and the sweetness of her expression touched me in a way that I had to ask permission to draw her.
Faber Castell Polychromos, Caran D'Ache Luminance, Derwent Studio and Derwent Lightfast pencils on a 24x30 cm of drafting film. Photo credit: Teresa De Conti.
I had a piece of damaged Pastelmat board laying around the house, and I just decided I had to give it new life despite the marks it had. I then asked the amazing Scott Shaub if I could use one of his photos to create a portrait, to which he agreed, and "The Big Yawn" was born.
Faber Castell Polychromos, Derwent Studios and Caran d'Ache Luminance on a 24x30 cm piece of Pastelmat board.
This is Epsilon, a beautiful cocker spaniel I saw online a few months ago. I was immediately captured by his beautiful blond locks, so I asked the owner permission to draw him. I call this my lock practice piece :).
Faber Castell Polychromos, Caran d'Ache Luminance and Derwent Studio pencils on a 24x30 cm sheet of drafting film.