I drew this little guy in my Sketchbook Skool Spark class on Sunday and forgot to post the portrait until today. I love drawing dogs, maybe because I don’t feel so much pressure to get a good likeness and I always think that with dogs it’s all about the eyes and nose. Dog’s noses are so much fun to draw!
Tag: animal portraits
Drawn with ballpoint pens in a Moleskine sketchbook.
I love drawing dogs almost as much as I love drawing humans and this was an especially cute dog to draw. This is Danyelle’s bull terrier, posted on the Museum by Sktchy app., drawn on my iPad Pro using the Procreate app.
I haven’t drawn a dog for a while and this one is very handsome. Not sure of the breed, a bull terrier maybe? Anyway Kristina posted the photo on Sktchy and I couldn’t resist drawing it with my Bics.
For the last day of September I drew Hannah’s dog on my iPad Pro using the Procreate app again. Tomorrow Inktober begins and I’m going to try to draw with ballpoints every day. I’m not sure if I’ll manage a portrait a day for the whole of October but I’ll give it my best shot.
I love cows. I love most animals, but farm animals hold a special place in my heart. My favourite toy as a child was a toy farm and when I was about 6 I was present at the birth of a calf. It was the most amazing thing I’d ever seen and that event has stayed with me my whole life. I love cows. I also love to draw them. And Sktchy muse Eli’s photo of this cow was irresistible.
I drew this in my Midori Cotton sketchbook using a Unipin fineliner, Copic markers, and Prismacolor coloured pencils.
I’ve never drawn a donkey before but I did choose a very pretty one for my first donkey portrait. This was drawn from a photo shared on Sktchy by Linda. Isn’t she a beautiful creature?
I drew this portrait on my iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil using the Procreate app.
This May I’m going to be part of an artists open house in the Brighton Fringe Festival. The open house is at the National Trust’s Saddlescombe Farm, and will raise funds for the Grow Project, a project which helps support people experiencing mental health problems by connecting them with nature.
The theme for the open house is “Spirit of Place” and I’ll be putting some prints of my more nature-themed portraits up for sale. I already have some portraits that I know I’ll be using but I also want to create some new work to make into cards and possibly postcards, so I’ll be making more nature-themed portraits over the next few weeks. This portrait of Melody’s owl is the first of these.
I drew the owl in my Midori Cotton sketchbook with Copic markers, coloured pencils and a Uniball Signo gel pen.
Every time I finish a portrait I add it to a 13 image grid and once I’ve filled that grid I add it to a 16 image grid. Many months later I have a completed grid containing my last 208 Sktchy portraits. Today I filled my latest 208 portrait grid. I love the snapshot view these give me of my portraits from the past 7 months.
This is Joey. We met Joey 18 months ago at the Dogs Trust Rescue Centre in Shoreham-by-Sea. He’d been waiting there for us for around 3 years. We visited him most days for a month to get to know him before he was comfortable enough with us to let us adopt him. Now he’s been living happily with us for more than a year and we adore him. He’s most happy snuggled under the duvet with someone or with a toy in his mouth playing a pulling game.
He’s still a very nervous dog and always will be. He hates my phone camera and usually walks away when he sees it so I have to be sneaky with toys or treats to get smiley photos like this one. But this is a great photo for a portrait. And Anna, his trainer at the Dogs Trust, requested more portraits of Joey. So here’s number one.
I drew Joey in my Midori Cotton sketchbook with Copic markers and Prismacolor coloured pencils.