Today I’ve been working on a commission for a friend. I didn’t want to post the whole picture as they haven’t seen it yet, plus it’s a gift and although it’s for someone overseas you know how small the world can be.
So here is a sneek preview, and as soon as I can I will upload the full image.
A sad day today when a member of the family had to say goodbye to their dog, Barney. It can be an incredibly difficult decision to make and one I have had to make in the past, but I think you know when the time is right to say goodbye.
Although I never met Barney I wish I had he looks full of energy. Rest in peace pal.
Commissions coming in thick and fast as the run up to Christmas begins. This one was for a tweeter fan to give as a present, and got a great reaction: ‘It’s exactly what I hoped it would be, thank-you’
Contact me now to order yours in time for Christmas. email@example.com
This is a close up so you can see a bit of the detail, here.
A beautiful day in Edinburgh today, great for a family walk through the Botanics and Stockbridge. I’m glad I was disciplined last night and worked on a couple of commissions, so no more today. This is a close up of one I was working on, a mother and her son which is now finished and ready to send.
Mother Laura, made a successful bid for the portrait in a recent online auction for the Countthekicks campaign, making £70 for the charity. I hope she likes it 🙂
Here is the full image of Mother and son:
Here is a close up of the dog portrait I was working on at the weekend, four jack russells running on a beach. I’ll upload the whole thing once I’ve delivered it.
Here is the final version of my illustration of my gorgeous twins, Zoe and James, aged around four months.
I left it in black and white, just using a black fine pen. It will look lovely in the bright yellow frame I picked up today in Habitat at the West end. The shop is closing down so has some great offers on at the moment.
No sketching today as I was consigned to my bed with a killer migraine. So instead a look at Rubie, a horse portrait I have recently finished. I posted the pencil sketch a few days ago, but here is the final ink version plus one where I have added a contrasting coloured background.
I like both versions but what do you think? All comments welcome, really 😉