Pencil Pet Portraits – Teasel!

Welcome to my latest Pencil Pet Portraits. The pencil drawing is a 12 x 10 on Italian Fabriano paper for a lovely client called Paula based in Cornwall. Sadly Teasel had passed away and Paula got in touch with a most gorgeous photo of Teasel. One of Paula’s first emailed to us included this…

She was called Teasel, as when we bought her as a pup, her hair on her head. used to stand up on end like a thistle, bless her. I don’t know if you have pets but if you do, you most likely know that they are never with us for long enough. Through you we can have a lasting tribute to her.

We knew exactly what Paula meant, we have had pets and rescued animals all of our lives.  From rescue chickens and guinea fowl, to cats and dogs. Each of them holds a place in our heart.

Paula was thrilled with the portrait and had the drawing framed locally to her in Cornwall. She sent me a fantastic photo fo her with Teasels portrait and you can see the drawing and the photo over on my blog post Dog Portraits – Happy Clients. If you would like me to draw your dog, please do drop me a line from my website. I would love to work with you!


Pencil Pet Portraits – Photos

Here are a few close up photos of Teasel on my plan chest with my drawing pencils. I always feel photos give a better representation of our artwork, both the pencil drawings and the oil paintings. They seem much more natural and closer to the original pieces of artwork.

Pencil Pet Portraits

Pencil Pet Portraits

Pencil Pet Portraits – Video

The video below is of my drawing of Teasel, I hope you like it!

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  • DavidandSue Clinker March 28, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Beautiful as always Mel. Hope you had a good Easter and not too much bad weather (we’ve had the pleasure of Storm Katie here in the South East .. hopefully just the tail end now).

    • petportraitartist May 1, 2016 at 9:30 am

      Hiya Sue, so sorry for the delay I wasn’t notified about any of the comments on this post. WordPress didn’t email me lol. Perhaps its been the weather 😉 Yes we have had bad storms here too, broadband has been hit on many occasion. Really looking forward to the warmer weather coming, its freezing out there still and its nearly may. Global warming not! Global colding! I hope that you are all well and busy! Melanie xx

  • Teresa du Feu March 28, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Hi Mel, I think it’s superb 🙂 Please can I ask what paper you have used ?

    • petportraitartist May 1, 2016 at 9:27 am

      Hi Teresa, Sooo sorry for not replying, I wasn’t notified of your comment. Technology eh! I use Italian Fabriano and you can get it from Ken Bromleys. I use a hot pressed version otherwise its too toothy 🙂 I hope that you are well! Melanie x

  • Angela Phillips March 28, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Wonderful art…I feel like I could pick Teasel up and cuddle him.

  • Linda Fleur March 28, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Divine Mel! What a darling little fellow!

    • petportraitartist May 1, 2016 at 9:26 am

      Thank you Linda! Only just found your comment, so sorry for the delay in replying! Really pleased you like Teasel 🙂 I hope you are well! Melanie xx


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