Ginger Portrait

Well it isn’t really appropriate for a pet portrait artist to not have a portrait of their own pet is it? My 3 year old son often chastises me that I haven’t drawn Ginger yet so here he is. Pastels on Pastel mat. If you are interested in my works in progress then feel free to take a look at my Instagram account where I regularly show what I am working on.

Bulldog Pencil Portrait

Well I have been MIA for a while due to having a poorly toddler in hospital but now that he is on the mend I am getting into the Christmas spirit and trying to get organised. Here is a picture I finished a little while ago that I thought I would share, Take a look at my art pages if you are interested in seeing more drawings. I couldn’t resist drawing this little guy when I saw him. Black prismacolour pencil drawing. check out my Instagram account if you are interested in my works in progress, my samanthataylorart

Mabel

I am just getting ready to package beautiful Mabel’s portrait up and send to her owner. I think that I will miss this one! I just hope that her owner loves the portrait as much as I loved doing it.

Freddy!

It has been a while since I have shown any of my artwork and it is not from lack of working but more for the secret projects that have been going on. This month it was Freddy’s first birthday and unfortunately we couldn’t attend his birthday party. As a special gift to him and his parents I did a pastel portrait of him and framed it. Here is Freddy’s gorgeous face and I just hope that his parents enjoy this picture as much as I enjoyed making it. This is made using Rembrandt pastel sticks and Faber Castell pitt pastel pencils on Canson pastel mat. I really loved doing this portrait and am pleased with the finished product, the pastel mat is a dream to work on. Check out my Instagram for works in progress and to keep up to date with my artwork.DSC_8914

Time to break those primary colours out!

I thought it was time that I used some of those primary coloured pastels in my stash because with all of the dogs I draw they are hardly ever used. So what better subject that these two Macaws. These were completely out of my comfort zone and feathers are very different to capture than fur and hair, but it was lots of fun. Pastels on pastel paper (although I definitely prefer the pastel mat over pastel paper).DSC_3544

Magdalena the Tibetan Terrier

Well recently you have seen the pastel portrait of my Staffordshire Bull Terrier that past away and you can all see Casanova’s portraits in the Pencil and Charcoal gallery. So it is only right that Maggie gets her own portrait done. This is pastel pencil on pastel mat and I think it shows her personality quite well. This was a fun one to do with all that messy hair. DSC_3545

Romeo

A year ago I lost my best friend and cuddliest dog ever. We had him since he was 8 weeks old and he definitely was a huge part of our family. It has taken me this long to draw him again because it was too hard to sit and stare at his picture but I thought that the time is right to draw him properly in colour like he deserves. I chose this pose because it reminds me of that smile that only a staffie has and of his squinty eyes when he is sitting in the sun (which was his favourite thing to do). The hardest image I have ever had to draw so far but I am so glad that I have done it. I am loving the canson pastel mat with my Faber-Castell pastel pencils and my Rembrandt pastel sticks. I can’t wait for my next pastel portrait.

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Image First update of the year.

It has been a while since I last updated my website, thank you for baring with me. I have just added two special portraits that I completed before Christmas as gifts to my grandparents.It may surprise you that they were not pet portraits but human ones.  They both feature my son and both recipients were happy with their gifts.

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I am still in the process of updating my website especially with my photography area. I have had the opportunity to photograph Siobhan at Justauniform.com and have also met the blogger behind fashionforlunch.net and have photographed for her and some of her accessories for her blog. I am getting very excited about my photography and can’t wait to do more.

 

If you want to see my works in progress and other sneak peeks please check out my Instagram where I am also samanthataylorart.

Bassets are ready!

Hi, just letting you know that I have completed the 3 Basset Hound pictures that will be going to the breeder of my parents puppy, Douglas. It will be a surprise so I can’t wait to hear how they are received. I was working with quite low quality photographs and at times some strange angles but I am pleased with the pictures now that they are done. Here are the three together, from left to right we have Dottie (Mum), Bentley (Douglas’s brother) and Wilbur (Dad). I may take another photo when they have been mounted and ready to sendIMG_6630. If you want to see them better pop over to my pencil and charcoal gallery.