Sunday, 29 March 2009


Thought I would try something new today, now at the end of it I'm not to sure if that was a good idea! I've never tried snow before and when I saw this picture of a red fox sitting on a hillside in the snow I thought it would be an ideal subject to draw, now as Im say I'm not to sure, maybe after a few hours more work it may even look like snow!!!

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Missy Finished

After approx 20 hours Missy is finished, I'm just waiting for the owners approval and she will be on her way to the USA. This like all drawings has generated it's own problems, but getting round those problems is part of the learning curve, and I've learnt a few more things about drawing with this one. Drawn on Bristol Board, Image size approx 5 x 4 inches. Thank you Teresa for giving me the opportunity to draw Missy.

Monday, 23 March 2009

Missy update

Just a little more work achieved today, still more to do on the right of the face, but happy with the smile!

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Missy update

Due to a senior moment I haven't been able to get as far as I would of wished today with this drawing, this was due to leaving my glasses in my sons car, so some of the valuble drawing time was taken up by collecting the glasses from his home, any way after another 3 hours work mainly on the nose, and right side of the face I am left at this point, let hope tomorrow brings less problems.

Saturday, 21 March 2009


Missy belongs to Teresa who I met on an art forum site, for some time she has been asking me to take part in the monthly ATC exchange, for one reason or another I just dont seem to get around to putting pencil to paper, so I asked if she would like me to draw a portrait of her Alsation cross Missy, its good practice for me, and I hope she is happy with the result, I'll post more as I go along, as always your comments are welcome.

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Greyhound ''almost there''

Again a few more hours work today on this latest drawing, spent most of it working on the ear and the collar, the finished image would fit it to a frame of 4.5 x 4.5 inches, as Iv'e drawn this on the right hand side of a piece of A4 size Bristol Board I am thinking of filling in the left hand side with a few rabbits in a field, in such a way that it looks like they are being watched by the dog... watch this space as they say

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Greyhound WIP

After approx 6 hours work this is what Iv'e managed to achieve on my new dog drawing, this grey and white greyhound looks ready to go, all he needs is a willing rabbit. I will post more in the next couple of days, all comments welcome as always.

Monday, 9 March 2009


Another Dog portrait finished, this one of a Rotweiller measures approx 4 x 3.5 inches, with each drawing I feel that I am getting nearer to where I want to be with my drawings, I just wish I could master how to draw a white haired dog on white paper, all my efforts so far have ended up in the bin.....

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Jack Russell Finished

Except for signing this drawing I consider it finished, from seeing him running around on the beach in Jersey to completion is just about 4 days, all I hope now is that the owners get in touch with me and give me his name. I hope you like him size is approx 5x4 inches drawn on Bristol board, using 2b, 2h, and Hb clutch pencils, and a fair amount of Blue Tack for the shading.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009


I have posted this photograph of a Jack Russell I met whilst visiting my sister on the island of Jersey. he was enjoying a break from running around the beach at 100 miles an hour, he was full of life and I loved the way his left ear flopped over all the time, I asked if it was possible to photograph him and gave my blog address to the owners so they could see my attempt to capture him in graphite, my big mistake was not writting down his name, so if the owner happens to have a look please let me know his name. Thanks Grahame