Pencil Portrait Stories

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 flatboat drawings on my pencil pet portraits website. Tara wrote…

….Have just spent a happy half hour looking at your beautiful drawings and Nicks beautiful paintings. I would like to commission a pencil drawing of our dog – a black flat-coated retriever called Saffy, for my husband’s birthday, Magnus’s in Jan….

We were thrilled to read that Tara had a few photos already however they weren’t suitable for a portrait. Tara was happy and willing to do a special photoshoot with Saffdy though. When she emailed the photos through this is what Tara said…

….Photoshoot today in temperatures of -20C, model did not complain! Photographer and her assistants now quite rosy cheeked!

We cant even begin to imagine those cold temperatures!

Flat Coat Drawing of Saffy – Happy Clients!

The drawing was a 10 x 8 pencil and in conclusion you can see the finished drawing below. Tara messaged me when she saw the final scan and you can read Tara’s email below. Therefore, we hope that her husband Magnus had a wonderful birthday and that Saffy approved of her portrait too!

Hi Melanie

This looks really lovely – thank you.

Really excited to get it “in the flesh”

Best wishes


Flat Coat Drawing of Saffy
Finally a scan of Tara’s portrait

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