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Meet Dexter

Dexter I recently had the pleasure of drawing this gorgeous Border Collie. If you follow me on social media you'll know that black fur is one of my favourite fur colours to draw. I love how it requires multiple layers, focusing on contrast and using colours like blues and purple to enhance the fur even further. If you'd like to read a few of my top tips for drawing realistic black fur scroll down...
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Meet Rex

A very special Staffordshire Bull Terrier I recently had the pleasure of painting Rex this gorgeous, smiley Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Sadly, Rex had a terrible start in life. He was subjected to the horrendous world of dog fighting. Not all these kinds of stories end well but for Rex he was one of the lucky ones. Being adopted by a dog trainer who has literally turned Rex's life around....
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Buster the Bulldog

Buster A few weeks ago I shared a work in progress update of Buster the Bulldog. I loved working on his portrait. It was my largest pet portrait to date and it enabled me to add even more detail achieving more realism. This has certainly encouraged me to draw more larger wildlife projects which will feature in tutorials on Patreon. I'm planning on uploading a series of tutorials showing various ...
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10 TOP TIPS FOR PAINTING FUR IN ACRYLICS A couple of weeks ago I shared my top tips for drawing fur with pastels. Well, this week it's in acrylics. All of these tips are what I use when creating any of my pet portraits or wildlife paintings. These tips can make a huge difference in the depth created within the fur and therefore the realism of the overall piece.  If you'd like to see this vi...
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My latest wildlife painting fresh off the easel is this adorable Red Panda. I loved working on this one and enjoyed the challenge of the additional elements within this painting. I stumbled across the beautiful reference photo I used for this and new I had to paint it.  The original Red Panda painting is now up for sale and looking for its new home. More details of the painting can be found ...
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I have lots of projects planned for 2022. So for January 2022 I'll be having a sale on some of my original wildlife pieces :). Starting off the sale with this Elephant pastel drawing.  SALE PRICE Β£100 + FREE UK P&P Original 6" x 10" pastel drawing Mounted to 10" x 14" Reference photos: Pixabay   For this portrait I wanted to focus on the lighting. It was captured beautiful...
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I want to thank every single person who supports me on social media, commissions me to draw their much loved pets, other artists who support me on Patreon, those who buy my original wildlife work and prints. It means so much and I feel truly lucky to be able to call this my job. Each comment on my posts, shares and the kind messages are just ❤. Another challenging year for...
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I have loved working on this drawing. I was asked to make a tutorial on how to draw iridescent feathers and straight away I knew I wanted to draw a Hummingbird.   I regularly post public posts to my Patreon with tips and techniques for the projects I'm currently working on. You don't have to be a member to see these posts so if these are of interest click here :)   In these posts I...
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HOW TO PAINT SHORT, BLACK FUR IN ACRYLICS When painting black fur like this I typically work from dark to light. Numerous layers which will build depth and therefore more realism in the finished painting. Like always, I want to focus on my contrast and values. Ensuring my highlights are bright and shadows are dark. That will capture the sheen on the coat typically seen on Black Labradors.&nbs...
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