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


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.

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

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.