Pet Portrait Student…..

I asked Louise, one of my own Pet Portraits Students, if she would like to have her work displayed on the college website and blog and she has very kindly written about them below. I think Louise has done a fantastic job with both drawings and I’m really looking forward to seeing more of her work in the coming months. Here’s what Louise had to say abut each image….


“I had been asked to draw this pot as part of the first exercise for the pet portrait course.  I used different ranges of graphite pencil.  At first I was totally lost as to where I was going to begin.  I have never drawn anything like this before so this was a real challenge for me! So I started drawing and instead of feeling overwhelmed I actually felt excited as the more I drew the more I could see the pot taking shape.  I am really pleased with the finished result, I didn’t think I could draw something like this!!!

The Labrador was the second exercise I had been asked to draw.  I used graphite pencil to create the different tones and layers. I was really excited about drawing this dog and couldn’t wait to get started.  It took me some time to get the eyes and the face looking like the picture of the dog and lots of erasing and re doing areas.  Definately worth every minute as I am very pleased with how the portrait has turned out.  I can’t wait to move on to the next exercise.  Really enjoying this course! ”

Louise (Pet Portraits Diploma D5 )

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