Browsing Category : Pencil Portrait Stories

Beagle Pet Portrait of Blue


Welcome to my latest portrait and yes it’s another beagle pet portrait! I love that my clients rescue dogs, it warms my heart to know that they are now in a loving home and safe environment. That is just what happened for Blue in the last couple of months for returning client Ben and his family. If readers visited our blog last month they will remember the lovely portrait of…

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Framed Cat Pencil Drawing


Welcome to my latest framed cat pencil drawing of two beautiful cats called Lucy and Leo. They were commissioned by Kevin in the USA as a gift for his wife this Christmas. Kevin has given me permission to add the portrait to my blog prior to Christmas which is fabulous! Thank you Kevin! Kevin took a beautiful photo of Lucy…

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Dog Pencil Drawing


Welcome to my latest dog pencil drawing of a gorgeous dog called Stormy. The portrait was commissioned by a lovely family here in the UK. I spoke to Mike on the phone a number of times making the arrangements. Sadly Stormy is no longer with us and so the drawing will be such a lovely reminder for all of the…

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Beagle Pet Portrait of Frannie


Welcome to my latest Beagle pet portrait of Frannie! Frannie’s portrait was commissioned by a returning client in the USA, Ben, who has commissioned a number of portraits of his dogs. They are all rescue dogs and Frannie has been with them a short while. Ben thought it would be wonderful to have her portrait drawn as a surprise for his…

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Black Labrador Pencil Drawing


Welcome to my latest Black Labrador pencil drawing of a gorgeous dog called Albert. The portrait was commissioned by Steve here in the UK. It will be a lovely surprise for his family on Christmas day. Steve emailed a number of photos of Albert for consideration for the portrait. He did two photoshoots with Albert and both sets produced some fantastic…

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Dog and Horse Pet Portraits


Welcome to my latest dog and horse pet portraits of Flash and Daisy! These portraits are for a returning client in Australia. I think a number of my latest portraits have been from returning clients which is absolutely wonderful. Jo emailed a few months ago asking if I would be able to draw another portrait. This time as a surprise…

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Flatcoat Retriever Drawing


Welcome to my latest Flatcoat Retriever Drawing! This portrait was for a very special client with whom I have been working with for many years. I have created a number of portraits for Mandy of her beautiful Flatcoat retrievers and also for her friends too. This drawing is of Liffey, who is sadly no longer with us. I really hope…

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Cat Pencil Portrait


Welcome to my latest cat pencil portrait of Apache and Lynx. My client Chris contacted me a few months ago enquiring about a portrait. He asked if I would be able to complete a 16 x 12 pencil drawing of their cats for his partners birthday in September. The portrait was to be a big surprise and I spoke to…

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Spaniel Pet Portraits


Welcome to the portrait of Brodie. I have completed many spaniel pet portraits in pencil this year and Brodie was one of my favourites. Sandra commissioned the portrait for her husband and had a beautiful photo for me to work from. The portrait was drawn at 16 x 12 size. Sandra very kindly sent two photos of the portrait when…

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Black Labrador Pencil Portrait


Welcome to my most recent Black Labrador Pencil Portrait for a returning client called Craig (USA). The black Labrador in question is called Zip. Craig wanted a drawing of Zip as an adult and also one has a puppy. Craig had a favourite photo of him hiding under a log in the grass which was perfect. I completed the drawing…

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Flatcoat Retriever Drawing

Flat Coated Retriever Pencil Portrait


Welcome to my latest Flat Coated Retriever Pencil Portrait. It was traditionally hand drawn by myself Melanie Phillips, using graphite pencil. The size of the drawing was 18 x 14 inches on Italian Fabriano paper. The pencil drawing was completed for clients here in the UK. The drawing will be sent off this week to the owners. Kali and Poppy were an…

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Black Labrador Pet Portraits


Welcome to my latest Black Labrador pet portraits! This is Iggy and he was traditionally hand drawn by myself (Melanie Phillips). Suzanna commissioned a 16 x 12 size as a birthday surprise. however we decided that the portrait should be 15 x 13 inches to work with Iggy’s shape. Iggy is a gorgeous Black Labrador and Suzanna was very happy…

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Spaniel Pet Portrait

Spaniel Pencil Portraits


Welcome to my drawing of a gorgeous spaniel called Mr Frodo, one of my latest spaniel pencil portraits to come off of my easel. I have completed many spaniel drawings this year, my next drawing is a spaniel too. Returning client Jennifer commissioned Mr Frodo as a birthday surprise for her father called Dave. You can see the previous portrait of Aspen…

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Pencil Drawing Pet Portrait

Pencil Drawing Pet Portrait


Welcome to my most recent pencil drawing pet portrait of a gorgeous dog called Biscuit. The portrait is a 12 x 10 drawing which was the perfect size and shape for her. The portrait was commissioned by a very well known TV and Film actor here in the UK. The drawing of Biscuit is going to be a given as…

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horse pencil portrait montage

Horse Pencil Portrait Montage


Welcome to my latest horse pencil portrait montage! The horse in question is called Locksie and the portrait was commissioned by my client William here in the UK. The portrait was an 18 x 24 montage pencil drawing. It was traditionally hand drawn by myself, Melanie, here in my studio in the heart of Wales. William commissioned the drawing to…

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Spaniel Pet Portraits


Welcome to my Spaniel Pet Portraits of Bren and Bee. My client Helen saw one of my pencil drawings at a friends house. She had actually been looking for a pet portrait artist to create portraits for her of her spaniels and hadn’t yet found one. Her friend gave her our details and Helen got in touch! She wanted to commission two…

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Spaniel Pencil Drawing


Welcome to my latest Spaniel pencil drawing of the most gorgeous dog called Monty. Monty is a 12 x 10 pencil drawing commissioned by a lovely client called Allie here in the UK. Sadly Monty is no longer with us. Allie and her family wanted to have a drawing to remember him by. Therefore it has been wonderful to portray…

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Montage Pet Portrait Framed


Welcome to my latest montage pet portrait framed. The portrait was an 18 x 14 inch montage drawing, traditionally hand drawn by myself using graphite pencil. The portrait was commissioned by a local client Roger, who wanted to have a portrait of his wife dog drawn. They very sadly lost their dog suddenly after an operation. Rogers wife Louise was…

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Horse Portrait Framed


Welcome to my latest horse portrait framed! The drawing is of a beautiful horse called Cherokee (Cherry) and was commissioned by Pauline and her sister Maureen. They wanted to give it as a joint gift to their niece Caroline on Christmas day 2017. Pauline emailed when the portrait arrived…… He has arrived !!! Cherry is brilliant !! The frame is…

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Pencil Pet Portraits of Mamesuke & Cinnamon


Welcome to my two Pencil Pet Portraits of Mamesuke & Cinnamon. Yuki emailed me via my website asking about commissioning two portraits of her dogs Mamesuke and Cinnamon. Mamesuke is Yukis boyfriends dog and she wanted to surprise him with a drawing for his birthday and also commission one of her dog to match for herself. Yuki, from Japan, emailed…

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Great Dane Portrait – Deano, Ole & Neo


Welcome to my latest Great Dane portrait of Deano, Ole & Neo. Our clients wanted a portrait of their three beautiful great danes, two of which sadly aren’t with us any longer. Only the great dane on the right called Neo. Nicola emailed all of the photos she had of Deano and Ole. To find out if they were suitable for…

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Pencil Pet Portrait of Poppy


Here is my latest Pencil Pet Portrait of Poppy. This pencil drawing is a 12 x 10 portrait which I completed for a lovely client called Emma. Sadly Poppy passed away a few months ago and Emma contacted me to find out if I was able to draw a portrait of her. Emma didn’t really have the perfect photo of…

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Pencil Pet Portrait of Sika


Welcome to the pencil pet portrait of Sika. My client Nick contacted me to ask if I would be able to draw a pencil portrait of their spaniel Sika. It was to be a gift for his sister Jessica. Nick had one photo that he particularly liked that captured Sika well. It was perfect for a pencil drawing. Photos are…

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Horse Pet Portrait of Favorite


Welcome to my beautiful horse pet portrait of Favourite! Carrie from Sydney, Australia, emailed to ask if I would be able to draw her sisters horse called Favourite as a birthday surprise. She had one particular photos she loved and wanted me to use for the basis of the drawing. Carrie decided she wanted the portrait drawn at 14 x…

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Pencil Pet Portrait of Henri Bell


Welcome to my pencil pet portrait of Henri Bell. This commission was very special for me. I was able to work with a very well known actress here in the UK. Meg and her family sadly lost their gorgeous dog Henri Bell at the age of 18 after having rescued him at aged 1yr. Meg got in touch as she…

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Cat Drawings for Packaging


Welcome to my two cat drawings for Packaging. I was contacted by a pet food company to draw two cats for packing. They needed to drawn to at size in the style of their current artist. Their artist was away on holiday and they needed two drawings created as soon as possible for deadline. Even though I was tempted at…

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Humphrey’s Pet Portrait


Welcome to Humphrey’s Pet Portrait. Joanna emailed to ask if I would be able to draw Humphrey as a Christmas gift for her husband. Humphrey is the most gorgeous Cavapoo and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Joanna. Joanna emailed a full range of photos she had taken of Humphrey that year. There wasn’t one photo…

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Jasper’s Pet Portrait Montage


Welcome to Jasper’s pet portrait montage pencil drawing. Richard contacted me enquiring about a montage pencil portrait of their horse called Jasper that they had to sadly have put to sleep that very same week. Their family were all deviated as Jasper had been with them for a very long time and was a much loved horse. Richard knew exactly…

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Cat Pencil Portrait of Penny


Welcome to my latest Cat Pencil Portrait of Penny. Jeanette telephoned our studio to ask if i would be able to draw their beautiful black cat called Penny. Jenette wanted it to be a gift from her family to her on a special 50th birthday. Jeanette emailed and said – I have researched many pet portrait artists, and believe you…

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Pencil Pet Portrait of Tess


Welcome to my Pencil Pet Portrait of Tess, a very happy Labrador. The portrait of Tess was commission by a returning client who wanted a drawing of her sisters dog. They were heading over to Spain where Tess lives and wanted to give it as a birthday surprise. Therefore I managed to get the portrait all completed and framed just…

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Cat Pencil Drawing of Mungo


Welcome to my cat pencil drawing of Mungo. Charlotte emailed me to ask if I would be able to draw their beautiful cat called Mungo. Charlotte emailed the following… I am based in Hong Kong, and my first year wedding anniversary is approaching. I was hoping to get my husband a portrait of our darling kitten, Mungo. Would you have the…

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Flat Coat Drawing of Saffy


Welcome to my Flat Coat drawing of Saffy in pencil on paper for Tara who is based in Sweden. I absolutely love drawing Flatcoated Retrievers therefore I was very excited to get started. They are one of my favourite breeds to portray. I have drawn quite a few over the years and you can see just a few of my…

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Daemon’s Pet Portrait and Superfast!


Welcome to Daemon’s Pet Portrait. Its been a pretty exciting and full week here and I will start with two drawings I have created of a very elegant dog called Daemon. I have not only drawn his portrait, but I have drawn his paw also. My client sent me a photo of the underside of his foot and wanted me to…

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Pencil Drawings of Cosmo & King Chinook


Welcome to my Pencil Drawings of Cosmo & King Chinook. I have completed two pencil drawings for separate clients and thought I would post about them together. The drawing below of Cosmo was sent off to client Matilda this week and she emailed the testimonial below when she saw the final scan. Im thrilled that she loves it. The drawing…

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Pencil Pet Portrait of Poppy


Welcome to the pencil pet portrait of Poppy. Adam emailed to let me know that his family had purchased him a Gift a Portrait. He was ready to send me photos of his dog Poppy, who had recently passed away, for the portrait. The photo of Poppy that he loved was perfect for a drawing and I was excited to…

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Tibetan Terrier Pet Portraits


Welcome to my latest Tibetan Terrier pet portraits is now complete. The portrait was commissioned by Caroline and her family as a surprise for their mums 60th birthday. Unfortunately, Hollie past away last year at 15 and half. The portrait will be a wonderful reminder of Hollie and hopefully bring back lovely memories for them all. Caroline emailed when she saw the…

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Pet Portrait of Mango


Welcome to my Pet Portrait of Mango, which was completed by myself, Melanie Phillips as a 16 x 12 size. My client, Sylvia, commissioned me to not only draw Mango, but also Ozie and Joey as well. She wanted to give them as Christmas presents for each of her children. Mango was to be for her son James and his family…

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Ozie and Joey’s Pencil Portrait and Frame


Ozie and Joey’s pencil portrait and frame is now complete and on its way to my clients in the USA. Ozie is the King Charles Spaniel and Joey is the cat who has sadly passed away. The family didn’t have many photos of their cat Ozie as he passed very young. So I used two photos as reference for the drawing,…

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Husky Pencil Pet Portrait


Welcome to my Husky pencil pet portrait, commissioned just prior to Christmas 2017 by a client in the USA. Stephen wanted me to draw his three Huskies – Sasha, Bear and Punky. it was to be a large portrait for a special birthday gift for his wife at 40 x 30 inches. We chatted about how amazing his Huskies were…

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Pencil Pet Portrait of Ziggy


Welcome to my Pencil Pet Portrait of Ziggy!Steven emailed to find out how to commission a pencil drawing of their dog Ziggy. Many clients have never commissioned a portrait before so we have lots of information on our website to help. Most of the time clients like to get in touch and chat about their specific requirements though and I am…

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Pencil Pet Portrait of Gus


Welcome to my pencil pet portrait of Gus. Coren commissioned me to create a pencil drawing of their beautiful Labrador who had passed away. Coren emailed the following. We are always so thrilled to hear how clients find us. We often hear that they have been looking for an artist for a long time and as soon as they find…

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Siyouni the Aga Khans Stallion


Welcome to my latest portrait of Siyouni the Aga Khans Stallion. Lady Bamford has commissioned me three times. The latest commission was a drawing of a stallion called Siyouni which you can see below. Lady Bamford commissioned the drawing for the Aga Khan as a birthday surprise on the 13th of December. I was therefore very exited to get started!…

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The Portrait of Mike


Welcome to the portrait of Mike. Barry, from Australia, emailed me to find out if I would be able to draw his dog called Mike.  Mike passed away very suddenly and Mike was devastated. He was a true and loyal friend to Barry and was a very special dog. He wanted to have a portrait of him to remember him by…

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Pencil Pet Portrait of Spaniel Charlie


Welcome to my Pencil Pet Portrait of Spaniel Charlie.  My client Marchella commissioned me to draw her sisters dog Rooney and her parents dogs English Setters Violet and Gill as Christmas presents in 2017. She also asked me to draw her own Spaniel Charlie which you can see below. You can see both drawings here on my blog and in…

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Pencil Drawing of English Setters Violet & Gil


Welcome to my Pencil Drawing of English Setters Violet & Gil. My client Marcella commissioned me to draw Violet and Gill as a Christmas gift for her parents in 2017. Marcella also commissioned me to draw her sisters dog Rooney and her own dog Charlie too. I thoroughly enjoyed drawing both Violet and Gill. Particularly all of the intracacies of…

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Pencil Drawing of Rooney


Welcome to my pencil drawing of Rooney. Marcella, my client, emailed to ask if I would be able to draw her sisters dog Rooney as a surprise gift. I was delighted! Rooneys photos were wonderful and so happy. He has such a happy face. I couldn’t wait to get started. Marcella also commissioned me to draw her parents dogs English…

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Pencil Portrait of Three Dogs


Welcome to my pencil portrait of three dogs called Dexter, Tui and Purdy. Heather, my cellists, commissioned a drawing as a surprise for her mum. She had one particular photo she knew her mum loved that was on her facebook page. The photo showed all three dogs really well and luckily enough it was good enough to work from. This…

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Cat Pencil Drawing of Padstow


Welcome to my cat pencil drawing of Padstow. Claire and her family emailed to ask if they could commission me to draw their beautiful cat who had recently passed away at a very young age. I was so sad to read their email about Padstow and was honoured tp be able to draw him. Claire didn’t have many photos however…

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My new apprentice…


Who do you think is my new apprentice….!? Yes you have guessed it – it is Lily our Tibetan Terrier. While working in the studio I am often getting out of my chair for one thing or another. At every opportunity Lily jumps on it to make it hers! Unless its something exciting happening and Lily wants to be involved.…

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Dog Pencil Drawing of Mike


Welcome to my Dog Pencil Drawing of Mike. Barry, Australia, got in touch as his stunning dog Mike passed away suddenly quite out of the blue. Mike was a very special dog and very much Barrys best friend. The drawing is a 16 x 12 pencil on Italian Fabriano paper. Barry emailed me lots of lovely photos however had an…

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Cat Portrait Max Framed


Here are the photos of the Cat Portrait Max Framed. Its a beautiful frame, its called Westminster and it works so well with my pencil drawings. There has been a bit of an extra wait with this moulding as my framers are really busy. We love to hear about business succeeding! I will be adding this to the website in my next…

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Lady Bamford and Betty


Welcome to my commission from Lady Bamford and Betty! This is the second commission on behalf of Lady Bamford for her staff. The portrait below is for Lady Bamfords personal assistant Emma as a gift for her birthday. The pencil drawing is a 9 x 9 inch study on Italian Fabriano paper. Betty is the most gorgeous dog and I really enjoyed drawing…

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Pencil Portrait of Zeke


Welcome to my Pencil Portrait of Zeke. Zeke was a very much loved and very much missed Labrador residing in Florida. The portrait is an 8″ x 7″ drawing on Italian Fabriano paper and its heading off to the USA later this week. It would have been Zeke’s 14th birthday on December 8th so my portrait will be arriving just in…

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Pencil Portrait of Banjo


Welcome to my Pencil Portrait of Banjo. My client Rob commissioned me to draw their family dog called Banjo as a surprise gift for his wife. Rob and his family live in Central Queensland, Australia and I alway love sending my drawings far across the globe. Rob emailed me plenty of photos of Banjo on their farm in Australia. What beautiful…

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Pencil Pet Portraits of Stanley and Jarvis


Welcome to my Pencil Pet Portraits of Stanley and Jarvis. The pencil drawing is a 24 x 18 pencil portrait which was commissioned as a thank you gift. The recipient Paula, was delighted and got in touch with us sending photos of her dogs. Although she had quite a few photos of Stanley and Jarvis, none of them were really…

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Cat Portrait of Max


Welcome to my Cat Portrait of Max. Rebecca got in touch after loosing her much loved cat called Max. Max was a siamese cat and the photos Rebecca sent me were stunning. Rebecca ideally wanted a pencil drawing of Max, however she loved his blue eyes. So I suggested that I shade those in blue where as the rest of…

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Dog Portrait of Django


Welcome to my Dog Portrait of Django. Andrew, from the East Coast of the United States, emailed to ask if he could have a portrait of his friends dog drawn as a gift for her. Andrew wanted an 18 x 14 full body portrait laying down and we initially discussed this idea form the photos he emailed. However the photo…

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Pencil Pet Portrait of Kilo


Welcome to my pencil pet portrait of Kilo. James (USA) emailed me a few months ago enquiring about my pencil pet portraits as their family had recently lost their beautiful dog called Kilo. James requested a 12 x 10 pencil portrait and you can see the finished scan below. As Kilo was mainly a white dog, I felt the background…

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Dog and Cat Pencil Portrait


Welcome to my latest dog and cat pencil portrait. It is of a cat called Patch along with a Chihuahua called Angel.  Neil along with his son Dean contacted me to ask if I would be able to draw a 16 x 12 pencil portrait as a surprise gift. It was to be Neils wife’s 50th Birthday and I was delighted…

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Cat Pencil Pet Portraits Montage


Welcome to my latest Cat Pencil Pet Portraits Montage. This portrait was commissioned by Vivian in Hong Kong who arranged this portrait as a birthday gift for her friend. I think this has to be one of my favourite cat pet portraits to date. It was such a pleasure to draw and I loved portraying Gilli in all of the different…

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Dachshund Pencil Portraits


Welcome to my latest Dachshund pencil portraits. Its funny how things are with the animals we paint and draw. This year we had two ‘Gypsy’s’ in a row – a horse and a dog. Now we have two Lily’s in a row, a painting and a drawing! This is Lily the Dachshund and I drew her a few months ago as a…

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Cat Pet Portrait of Tyson


Welcome my Cat Pet Portrait of Tyson. He has been drawn for Kim, my client in the USA. The portrait is a 12 x 10 pencil drawing on Italian Fabriano paper and I have been working on his portrait for around a week in total. You can see the blog post about Kim and her portrait when it arrived and see…

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Cat Pet Portraits Pixie and Boots


Welcome to my cat pet portraits Pixie and Boots. The drawing is a 16 x 12 pencil portrait on Italian Paper using Derwent pencils. I have really enjoyed drawing them both and the clients are thrilled. Although the drawing was 16 x 12, I always cut the paper larger. This way my clients have plenty of choice when framing for…

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Horse Montage Pencil Portrait of Casanova


Welcome to my horse montage Pencil Portrait of Casanova. My clients, Jane and Paul, wanted to commission as a surprise 18th birthday gift at the start of April. They wanted to keep the commission a compete surprise and called our studio to discuss the finer details. Jane and Paul wanted to capture a number of aspects of Casanova and their daughter…

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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…

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Cat Pencil Drawing of Rufus and Floyd


Welcome to my Cat Pencil Drawing of Rufus and Floyd. Sebastian emailed me to find out if I would be able to draw their two cats Rufus and Floyd as a family gift. We always love hearing how client find us.   Dear Melanie and Nicholas, Having looked at the works of various artists, I would very much like you…

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Pencil Pet Portraits Montage


Welcome to my latest pencil pet portraits montage. Dean, my latest pencil montage, was for a returning client called Lizabeth. The portrait is a 18 x 14 drawing which was framed using our Craigowan Charcoal. Lizabeth emailed me to thank me for the portrait when she saw the final scan which you can read below… Hi Melanie, Perfect! I’ve had emails…

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Pencil Horse Montage of Rose


Welcome to my latest pencil horse montage of Rose. Callum emailed to ask if I would be able to draw a montage portrait of his partners horse Rose as a surprise Christmas gift. I worked very closely with Callum and we chose photos that captured Rose well. We had lots of lovely photos to choose from. After creating a number of…

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Pencil Drawing of Murphy


Welcome to my latest pencil drawing of Murphy. The portrait of Murphy was commissioned by a returning client called Karen here in the UK. Karen had previously commissioned a drawing of a horse called Charles as a gift for her friend. She also had a print made for herself. You can see the portrait of Charles on my pencil pet…

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Pencil Pet Portrait of Daisy


Welcome to my pencil pet portrait of Daisy. Mary contacted me to see if I would be able to draw a portrait of Daisy for her daughters birthday gift. Her favourite photos were on a CD which she sent via Fedex with notes of her favourite photos. I always love seeing plenty of photos of the pets I draw. Especially…

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Pencil Dog Portrait of Peppa


Welcome to my pencil dog portrait of Peppa. My client Emma contacted asking about having a pencil drawing created of their 2 year old Black Labrador Peppa. She wanted to commissioned the pencil drawing as a surprise Christmas present for her husband Phil. Emma emailed some lovely photos of Peppa and had one particular favourite however wanted my professional opinion…

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Happy Pet Portraits Clients – Tracey and Moo


Happy Pet Portraits Clients Tracey and Moo visited  my art studio to collect her portrait of Moo.  Tracey commissioned me to draw her gorgeous cocker spaniel called Moo. She was a returning client and it was lovely to be working with Tracey again.You can see Moo’s pencil portrait on her blog post page Cocker Spaniel Pet Portraits where you can…

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Pencil Pet Portrait of Ella


Welcome to my Pencil Pet Portrait of Ella.  David Canty commissioned a pencil drawing of his mum’s Spaniel Ella as a surprise present for her 60th birthday. He wanted his mum to choose what she wanted, so ordered one of my Gift A Portrait vouchers for Louise. They are perfect for allowing the recipient to choose exactly what they would…

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Pencil Pet Portrait of Gianni


Welcome to my pencil pet portrait of Gianni. Gianni is a King Charles Spaniel who lived with his owner Kelly, in Australia. Sadly Gianni passed away at the age of 12 and so Kelly sent us this wonderful email to enquire about having a portrait…. Hi Melanie & Nicholas, I’m located in Central Victoria in Australia. I’ve been searching on…

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Cocker Spaniel Pencil Pet Portrait


Welcome to my Cocker Spaniel pencil pet portrait of Moo. Returning client Tracey contacted me to commission a pencil pet portrait of  ‘Moo’.  Tracey requested the portrait to be drawn from two photos. Moo had been swimming – as spaniels love to do! So she wanted to use two photos if possible. It’s never a problem to amalgamate photos. Moo’s…

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Pencil Pet Portrait of Floss


Welcome to the pencil pet portrait of Floss. Lee snowdon contacted me to find out if I would be able to draw their beautiful black Labrador called floss as a present for Lee’s partner. Lee had taken a wonderful photo of Floss and I draw her at a bespoke size. The composition of the photo was fairly unusual and so…

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Pencil Pet Portrait of Shep


Welcome to the pencil pet portrait of Shep. Steve Reader emailed our studio ensuring about having a pencil drawing of his dog called Shep. Sadly Shep had passed away and you can read Steve’s initial email to us below… Hi Melanie, We are very keen to commission a pencil portrait as a special tribute to our recently departed rescue dog,…

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Pencil Drawing of Labradoodle


Welcome to my pencil drawing of Labradoodle Georgie. Georgie was commissioned for a special lady called Jane who was retiring. The portrait was in recognition of 22 years of service at Taunton School. Also for her services on the board of governors. Everything was a complete surprise organised by the school with the help of Jane’s husband. He was superb…

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Pencil Pet Portrait of Doc


Welcome to the Pencil Pet Portrait of Doc. Here is the final scan of gorgeous dog called Doc who is passed away on Christmas day, which is so sad. Jeff’s first email is below to read… Dear Melanie, Our golden retriever Doc passed away on Christmas day this year after 11 wonderful years. He was the brightest and most loving…

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Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen


Bilbo is a Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen. I drew him for client Tony Goode and his wife here in the UK. Tony called me here in the studio out of the blue one afternoon asking if i was the person he saw at a stand at crufts that year. I have been to crufts, however it wasn’t me who was…

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Pencil Pet Portrait of Bix


Here is the Pencil Pet Portrait of Bix. Gill Austin, a returning client, contacted to see if we would be able to draw a portrait of her dog called Bix. Gill also called my art studio to discuss the commission and this was her follow up email. Thanks for your time on the phone just now. As discussed, I’d love…

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Pencil Drawing of Barney


Here is my pencil drawing of Barney the old English Sheepdog. My client Chris wanted a portrait of her dog Barney. She wanted a pencil drawing, however was concerned as his fur was white. Chris was worried that Barney wouldn’t stand out as a pencil drawing due to his white fur. White dogs, or white pants are never a problem.…

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Pencil Pet Portrait of Judy


Here is my pencil pet portrait of Judy, a gorgeous Jack Russel who had sadly passed away. The portrait was commissioned as a surprise for Joannes father Ivan, who loved Judy dearly. Joanne and her family originally arranged one of my Gift a portrait vouchers for Ivan. The gift voucher came as a complete surprise to him on Christmas day. Joanne had…

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Pencil Drawing of Bea


Welcome to my Pencil Drawing of Bea. Elizabeth emailed me along with beautiful photos of Bea, their families black labrador. Elizabeth wanted to commissioned a pencil portrait of Be a for her husbands birthday. I was delighted and the photo was perfect for a portrait. I drew Bea at 12 x 10 inches which was the perfect size for her.…

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Siamese Cats Pencil Portrait of Tai & Chi


Welcome to my Siamese cats pencil portrait of Tai & Chi. This is the first time I have drawn Siamese cats. Not that breed of dog or cat makes any difference when painting or drawing. We can portray any breed. It’s more that I am surprised we haven’t been commissioned to portray a Siamese cat before as they are popular…

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Boxer Dog Pencil Portrait of Milo


Welcome to my Boxer Dog Pencil Portrait of Milo. Returning client Catherine Cave commissioned a pencil drawing of Milo in 2014. Sadly Milo had to be put to sleep so Catherine thought a portrait woudl be the perfect gift for her husband on his birthday. This was Catherines first email… Hi Melanie, I am very keen to have a pencil…

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Rabbit Pencil Pet Portraits


Welcome to my rabbit pencil pet portraits. This was quite a rare commission as I don’t often get asked to draw a rabbit, let alone four! The portrait was commissioned by Robert in the USA and was given as a special gift to the rabbits owner. It was quite a tricky portrait to compose as not all of the rabbits…

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Pencil Pet Portrait of Jenson, Liffy and Forest


Welcome to the pencil pet portrait of Jenson, Liffy and Forest. They are three beautiful Flatcoated retriever – who I absolutely adore to draw. The portrait was commissioned by Gill, a returning client. It was to be a surprise for her very good friend Mandy – also a client of mine. I have drawn a number of flat coated retrievers…

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Pencil drawing of Junji and Daisy


Here is my pencil drawing of Junji and Daisy. Wendy and Malcom contacted me from Hong Kong. They asked if I would be able to draw their two French Bull Dogs Junji and Daisy. I was of course delighted and thrilled to get started designing the portrait for them. They requested to have both Junji and Daisy in the portrait…

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Pencil Pet Portrait of Rufus


Welcome to my Pencil Pet Portrait of Rufus. The drawing was commission at 14 x 14 size by Jane and her daughter Emma as a special birthday surprise. The portrait was for Janes husband and of course Emma’s dad. Emma emailed me as soon as she saw the final scan of the drawing… Dear Melanie My mum forwarded me the…

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Pencil Portrait of Non and Stanley


Here is my pencil portrait of Non and Stanley, two gorgeous collie dogs. Esyllt got in contact in 2014 to find out if I could draw her two collies as a surprise for her husband on his birthday. She emailed some wonderful photos to work with and also told me all about them and their characters. Esyllt was thrilled and…

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Pencil Portrait of Reilly


Here is my Pencil Portrait of Reilly. Catherine emailed in 2014 to see if I would be able to draw their beautiful Pointer Reilly as a gift for her husband to be. She wanted to give the portrait  on their wedding day. I often complete wedding portraits of clients pets, they are really lovely gifts. Previous clients have also taken…

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Cat Portrait of Nina and Smasher


Here is my cat portrait of Nina and Smasher. Fred Nash got in touch as he wanted to commission a portrait of his nieces two cats. It was to be a surprise gift for her. Fred was a returning client of mine and therefore I was thrilled to be working with him again. Fred only had access to a select…

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Pencil Portrait of Horses and Sheep


Welcome to my Pencil Portrait of Horses and Sheep. The two horses and one sheep in question are called Nancy, Doris and Swift. Joan, our returning client who is based in Australia commissioned it especially for her mum in north Wales. As the recipient was so close to us, we delivered the portrait ourselves. It’s always fantastic to meet our clients…

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Pencil Pet Portrait of Jenkins


Welcome to my Pencil Pet Portrait of Jenkins. Mr Jenkins was a fabulous horse, owned by Jo’s father. This portrait was very special to my client and you can read one of Jo’s very first emails to me….   Morning Melanie, The photo you have chosen to use is great, excuse the plaits!! I know you must see some stunning…

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