Cat Pencil Portrait of Penny

Welcome to my latest Cat Pencil Portrait of Penny, which has to be one of my favourite cat portraits to date. My client 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 herself on a special 50th birthday.

Jeanette emailed and said –

I have researched many pet portrait artists, and believe you and your husband’s work are undoubtedly the best.

How wonderful! I love hearing how our clients find us and why they choose us.

Jeanette emailed some lovely photos of Penny, although none were really suitable for a portrait. So, Jeanette waited for a sunny day and took lots more of Penny and came up with the perfect photo! Clients are so patient when it comes to taking photos of their pets for us and we are very thankful of that.

The pencil portrait of Penny was drawn at 10″ x 8″ size and it was an ideal size for the portrait and the composition. Jeanette and I chatted on the phone and via email about the portrait and the various elements that needed to be included and you can see the final results below. As with all of my drawings, I thoroughly enjoyed drawing Penny. I have also taken some photos of the portrait with my pencils to help show scale too. I hope you enjoy viewing them.

 Cat Pencil Portrait of Penny – Happy Clients

The portrait has been framed by Jeannette’s local framer and it’s beautiful! Jeanette sent two lovely photos of the portrait all framed and displayed on the wall. We love the combination of the olive green and charcoal coloured mounts. It all works beautifully with the frame – and with the portrait of Penny! Thank you so much Jeanette for sending them. I will be adding them to my website very soon!

Hi Melanie

I have had Penny framed, choosing an antique pewter frame to fit in with the décor and framed with a double mount as you recommended. We introduced a coloured mount (olive green) to compliment her eyes, as suggested by our framer. We think it really offsets your drawing and hope you like it too.

Many thanks again

Jeanette xx

Cat Pencil Portrait of Penny
Cat Pencil Portrait of Penny

Cat Pencil Portrait of Penny – Photos

Here are a few photos of Penny which I took prior to packing the drawing. I have also added my pencils to help show scale.

Cat Pencil Portrait of Penny

Penny’s eyes have come out really well, especially in this photo of the portrait. You can see how alert she was when Jeannette was taking her photo for the drawing.

Cat Pencil Portrait of Penny

Finally if you have a cat who you would like drawn, similar to the pencil portrait of Penny, please do get in touch. I would love to work with you! Visit my website contact page or WhatsApp me at any time.

Cat Pencil Portrait of Penny

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