Welcome to my Spaniel Pencil Pet Portraits of Charlie, commissioned by my lovely client Marcella. I was emailed in 2016 by Macella to ask if I would be able to draw her Spaniel Charlie which you can see below, but Marcella also commissioned me to draw her sisters dog Rooney and her parents dogs English Setters Violet and Gill too. She ordered them all as Christmas presents.
Charlie is simply a gorgeous spaniel and was such a joy to draw. I drew him at 12 x 10 inches and it was the perfect size for him. Marcella framed all of the portraits when they arrived to San Francisco, USA and her family were delighted.
Marcella posted Charlies pencil portrait on a facebook group that she belonged too and it received fantastic feedback. She screen captured some of the comments for me to see and it was so beautiful. I have added Marcella’s email below…..
I posted Charlie’s portrait on the two springer spaniel Facebook groups to which I belong. Everyone loves him! One is interested in commissioning a portrait, so hopefully she reaches out to you! For one of the springer ones I put a link to your blog in the comments.
Spaniel Pencil Pet Portraits Video
I took some video of all of the drawing which you can see below. I hope you enjoy viewing them. Don’t forget to subscribe to us on YouTube!
Photos of the Portrait
Her are some photos of the portrait of Charlie with my pencils to show scale. I feel they look quite natural, however the photos show the paper quite yellow which it is in actual fact a lovely off white colour. We try to take photos with photography lights however it’s not always possible to get the colouring exact to have they are in real life. Clients always say how much better the drawings are when they receive them after seeing photos of them. They are thrilled with the photos… its amazing to hear their reactions when they receive the real thing!
Finally I hope that you have enjoyed reading about my Spaniel Pencil Pet Portraits of Charlie. If you have a spaniel that you would like drawing, similar to the portrait of Charlie, you are more than welcome to get in touch. If you haven’t yet viewed my gallery on my website, head up to the navigation above and take a look around. We have two websites, one dedicated to my pencil drawings and also our main website which shows Nicholas’s oil paintings and my pencils drawings too. If you have any questions just let us know.
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