Monday, January 16, 2012

Graphite Pencil Drawings of Houses

After the Christmas rush I was commissioned to draw two lovely houses. This was a first for me, I had never drawn any type of building before (or trees for that matter!) and to be honest I was a little nervous about it. One of the reasons I was nervous was because the portraits were only 5.25 inches square! I had never drawn anything so small, how would I capture all the detail???  I started with the house I was least looking forward to drawing ~ the house with the tree in front. I figured if I could get that one done, the second house would be a breeze.
I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed drawing the houses in the end, and the house I was dreading the most turned out to be my favorite out of the two. I am looking forward to drawing more houses in the near future.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Australian Cattle Dog

Head & Shoulders Color Pencil Portrait
This is a color pencil portrait of an Australian Cattle Dog called Sadie, and was given to her owner as a Christmas present. I think this is one of my best color portraits yet!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A couple of German Shepherds

I hadn't drawn a german shepherd before and I received 2 commissions within days of each other! Both were Christmas presents which is why I couldn't post pictures of them before now. The first was a close-up color pencil portrait of Sophie, and the second, a full body graphite pencil portrait of Pepper, a black lab/shepherd mix.
Full body Graphite Pencil Portrait 
Head & Shoulders Color Pencil Portrait