One of my latest charcoal pet portraits. These two are Archie and Stitch, a duo of terriers I was asked to draw after meeting their humans at a show I was exhibiting at.
Pet Portraits Photo References
I met Tania and Steve at a Flower show event with my stand and they booked a portrait of their two little furry bundles. Luckily for me their owners had the ability to take some very highly detailed and high resolution photos, fantastic to use for pet portraits. When the images began arriving in my inbox I was so happy! The only thing was they were unable to get them to sit together in a pose suitable for dog portraits but they had plenty of individual images of each dog. It took a bit of back and forth before we created a duo of togetherness from two different images which had similar poses so it did look like they had been sat together at the time.
Charcoal Pet Portraits Timelapse Video
I am enjoying making these little timelapse videos and my clients love them. A couple have asked for me to save a slower version on sd cards for them to take home so they can view the whole of the process of creation at any time which is just great feedback even if I am still learning the editing skills needed. I have now started a YouTube channel where you can see more
So here are a few of the updates of the charcoal drawings I sent to my clients as I went along. They gave me invaluable feedback as I went along letting me know I was heading in the right direction with these beautiful boys
Here’s some of the feedback their human gave me…
Hi Karie-Ann,We think it is absolutely brilliant, can’t tell you how happy we are with it!Your new technique has worked a treat and it almost looks as if the boys are going to jump out of the picture!
This is your life Archie and Stitch!
Here is what this delightful duo’s human slaves told me about them…
Archie is a 13 year old Jack Russell with a mind of his own. He is very stubborn & likes the sound of his own voice, but also loves to be fussed and to sunbathe in the summer! Stitch is a 12 year old Jack Russell x Patterdale who can be a bit of a bully! He will do anything for food, loves a cuddle, going for his walks and is the most patient dog ever I think!
The boys have arrived and are absolutely fantastic. I am so pleased with it and I know Steve will be when he sees it tonight. I’ve showed it to my colleagues and they can’t believe how realistic it is.Will get it framed as soon as we can and will send a photo to you when done.
Thank you once again, love it!
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