Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Whippet


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Cute little character.









Carbon pencil, 16x12"

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Old dog


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Elderly dog, illustration.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Big brown eyes


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Very young girl - baby - with big brown eyes.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Dog


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Muzzle of the dog solidly established. 16 x 12"

Monday, 19 October 2009

Little fella


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Used a lively line to draw this little fella, quite quickly drawn.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Contented


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A happy cat.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Girls


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12x16" cropped. Carbon pencil portrait of two sisters with quite different personalities.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Very young toddler


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Very restrained and careful mark making is needed to get the softness & freshness of a very young face.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Softness of features


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Focused on the softness and roundness of her features, but kept the drawing lively. This particular carbon pencil gives me the full range of dark to light marks.







Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Expression


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Apparently the expression is typical of this little girl.

16x12" cropped. Carbon pencil allows a variety of marks in a subject that requires a light touch, little shading and boldness in execution.







Friday, 25 September 2009

Stripes


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Love stripes in a picture. Pretty girl.


Sister & brother portrait in carbon pencil. 12x16"

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

A brief smile



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Little girl with freckles on nose.
A reluctant smiler, but we got a bright-eyed if brief smile in the end.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Engaging smile



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The smile is in her eyes.

Carbon pencil drawing of young woman.







Sunday, 23 August 2009

Scottish Couple


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Carbon pencil, 12x16"

Saturday, 4 July 2009

A familiar face



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Carbon pencil portrait of a familiar face - a girl I draw every year.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

3 Together



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Carbon pencil portrait of 3 children.

Seems to work best with the smallest child in the middle.

12x16" - Edges cropped by scanner.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Man with glasses



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Carbon pencil portrait of man. Shows the range of marks a carbon pencil can achieve. The ones with grease in can retain a very sharp point.

16x12"

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Lily hair clips



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Carbon pencil drawing of little girl with lily hair clips from photo supplied from customer. Photos can give you the poses you would otherwise miss.

When drawing from a photo do not slavishly copy but make the drawing your own.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Millie



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Carbon Pencil on 16x12" paper

Striking ears. Real character.

Monday, 15 June 2009

German Shepherd



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Carbon pencil portrait of German Shepherd dog.
16x12".

Worked from a photo supplied by the customer. I focused on finding the pattern in the dog's markings.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Sister & brother


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Carbon pencil portrait

12x16ins paper

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Dog portrait


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Carbon pencil on paper

Solid little terrier

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Happy



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Carbon pencil portrait of little girl drawn from photo supplied to me. Paper size 16x12".

Sometimes I use a grubby rubber to quickly render soft hair.

Sunday, 31 May 2009

Cat


Cats are great to draw especially when you have the opportunity to draw the whole body. Plenty of character and pattern to work your pencil into.


Using a particular type of carbon pencil which is soft and black, but can also be sharpened to a good point.

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Engaged.

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Carbon pencil.
12x16" (edges cropped). Double pencil portrait of a happy couple shortly to be married.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Full fringe



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Carbon pencil

The full fringe describes the form of the head well. Caught an unusual smile. Most children show their top teeth.

Friday, 13 March 2009

Baby boy



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Carbon pencil

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

The Happy Couple



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Carbon pencil, 11 x 16" cropped

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Dark-haired Toddler



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Carbon pencil


A three-quarters view is great for a toddler's soft, plump cheeks.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

On Guard



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Carbon pencil portrait of dog.

-SOLD

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Pensive




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Carbon pencil portrait, A3

Nice change to draw a child who isn't smiling. The portrait has a softness because of this, I think.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Alsation



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Carbon pencil, 16 x 12"

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Bunches



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Carbon pencil.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Curls



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Carbon pencil portrait

-SOLD

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Left shoulder glance



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Carbon pencil portrait of child.

-SOLD

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Black Puppy



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Carbon pencil drawing on A3 sized cartridge paper shown cropped.

-SOLD

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Two Girls



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Carbon pencil portrait on A3 paper.

-SOLD

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Hat



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Carbon pencil portrait.
-SOLD

Monday, 19 January 2009

Wallpapering

Difficult pose to get! Leaning forward & pressing on the wall with one foot!


Character I drew a while back for a wallcovering manufacturer.
Ink.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Slight smile..



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Carbon pencil portrait.



Glad I did not overwork this one, and kept the drawing clear and unlaboured.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Relaxed pose.


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Carbon pencil portrait of girl.

-SOLD

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Newborn baby



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Carbon pencil.

I am often asked to draw baby portraits.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Taking Five



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Carbon pencil.

-SOLD

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Young Sister & Brother



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Carbon pencil sketch of young sister & brother.

-SOLD

Monday, 5 January 2009

Brown eyes



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Carbon pencil.

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Terrier portrait



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Carbon pencil

-SOLD

Friday, 2 January 2009

Yorkie Duo


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Carbon pencil on A3 paper.

-SOLD

Thursday, 1 January 2009

House portrait in ink

Click on image to view larger. This is something a bit different. A house portrait in ink. An illustration really, with the lines kept clear and 'open' as it is to be printed.

-SOLD