A detailed pencil drawing of an Edwardian town house in the UK. Each brick was drawn individually; the trick is to make a slight impression in the paper first for the mortar joints with a very hard 2F pencil. This leaves a slight indentation in the drawing paper to allow the relief areas of the bricks to be more accurately drawn over the top with softer, darker pencils.
This black Labrador Retriever is another example of how black fur still works well in graphite pencil, and an example of a full body composition.
The final portrait size was A3 size which I have to scan as two A4 scans and stitch together. I'm considering upgrading to an A3 size scanner sometime as I'm sure it would save a whole load of time for scanning and give more detail. Maybe next year!
I finish most of my dog portraits with some context detail, especially when the dog is sitting. In this example I lightly drew some of the grass around his paws.
This drawing is of an old London Pub which no longer stands. The original photo was badly damaged with parts of the photo missing. The client wanted to recreate the old scene as a pencil drawing as a memory of the old family pub, and to hang in the modern pub which stands near to the original location.
A horse portrait in pencil I completed earlier this year. This one is called 'Tally Ho Lily'
A pencil portrait of a horse I completed earlier this year, drawn as a matching pair with Tally Ho Lily.
This one is called Moscow Monday.