Welcome to my latest Spaniel Pencil Pet Portraits of Brodie. I have completed many spaniel pet portraits in pencil this year and Brodie was one of my favourites. I think they also have to be a favourite breed of mine to draw. They are such beautiful and kind dogs, always busy but extremely loving and loyal. If we hadn’t chosen to have a Tibetan Terrier as a dog companion, we would have definitely gone for one of the spaniel breeds.
My client Sandra commissioned the portrait for her husband and emailed me a beautiful photo of Brodie to work from. As you can see I have added a copy of it on the left. We both felt that the best size for Brodie’s spaniel pencil pet portrait would be a 16 x 12 size. This enabled me to really get to grips with Brodie’s curls and bring out those gorgeous soft eyes.
As Brodie has a dark rich coloured coat there was no need to shade any kind of background so we went without the field and hay behind, allowing the eye to really focus in on Brodie. I think this was the best decision and you can see the finished drawing below. I really hope that you feel I have captured Brodie well.
Spaniel Pencil Pet Portraits Happy Clients!
Dave and Brodie very kindly posed with the portrait for photos. How amazing! I cannot thank Dave, Brodie and Sandra for taking the time to do a photoshoot for me, I was utterly delighted to receive them. These will look absolutely stunning on my website and I am going to schedule some time in soon to update my site with the photos. I also have a number of new pieces of artwork to add and Brodie will be there too.
Hello Melanie & Nicholas
Hope you are both well and being kept busy in the studio . We finally got Brodie framed and are delighted with the finished article. We went for a darker frame with a touch of gold which looks really nice with the pencil drawing. It really does look beautiful on the wall and your work has been admired by all our visitors. My husband really loves the picture and is amazed how you have captured the likeness of Brodie from the photo. Thank you again for all your help and advice.
Sandra, Dave & Brodie
The frame is beautiful and I really love the overall warm dark tones and gold edge. The dark inner mount really sets off the drawing too. It is absolutely perfect. Additionally Sandra sent the photo of the portrait in situ which shows the portrait in pride of place in my clients living room. As you can read in Sandra’s email above it has been admired by visitors already. I am over the moon and love a very happy ending to the story of this portrait.
Spaniel Pencil Pet Portraits Photos
Additionally the photos below show the portrait when it was completed just prior to packing and sending to Sandra. I also took some photos along with my pencils to show scale. It’s really great taking photos of the portraits like this as it does show them off better than the final scans.
I hope that you have enjoyed viewing my spaniel portrait in pencil. If you would like me to draw a pencil pet portrait of your Spaniel please don’t hesitate to drop me a line. You can also visit my pencil portrait website and email or WhatsApp me from there at anytime. I am very much looking forward to working with you soon.
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