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Becca as Eve

Becca as Eve

This particular portrait was not a commission.  However, I knew Becca would not mind if I had a little fun with one of her photographs. The apple and snake bracelet were products of my imagination and a chance to reference a popular biblical character in a modern day setting. I particularly enjoyed drawing her hands. […]

CJ and McCauley

CJ and McCauley

CJ and his little cousin McCauley make an adorable pair! To make this image I took two separate photos and merged them together. This way the tilted head of CJ and upturned face of McCauley were able to come together in a very charming composition. To make the merging of these two photographs look more […]

Lindsey

Lindsey

  “Lindsey,” 8″ x 10″, Color Pencil Looking over the shoulder is a very classy pose for girls. Her glistening hair and loose strands added to the very romantic image. I especially enjoyed her mischievous smile. The focus in this portrait was definitely the rosy skin tone. The glowing pink in Lindsey’s cheeks can also […]

Jack

Jack

The wavy black fur in this picture was a great opportunity to play with highlights. Luckily, the initial image was taken near a window on a bright day. This exceptional lighting also enabled me to see the subtle differences in the hair length, particularly between the face and ears. A dog with a long snout […]

Owen

Owen

This image is meant to portray the delicate gesture and soft lighting from the initial picture. For this effect, I blurred the lines around the edges of the portrait and didn’t push the darkness of the shadows surrounding the face. The real challenge in this picture was accepting how large Owen’s cheeks were. I couldn’t […]

Rufus

Rufus

The original photograph for this drawing was a great close up for those glistening eyes! Black fur can be a challenge, it must be the correct shade of color but still let you see the texture and warmth. For Rufus, the dark hairs on his face and body are a mix of red, green, blue, […]

Logan

Logan

I was told that Logan was NOT in a good mood when this picture was taken. But the wispy hair and outdoor lighting made a very romantic image. The medium for this portrait is color pencil on watercolor paper. The colors are built up in thin layers. After a certain point, color pencil is very […]

Drawing of Cat Laying - Tiger

"Tiger"

As mentioned in the introduction, this site is dedicated to expanding my portfolio.  At this time, I am especially interested in portraits of pets and children (hey, they are cute and pull on the heartstrings). This first featured sketch was a wonderful challenge. I was especially careful to accurately depict the stripes, but still made […]

An Introduction

An Introduction

This site is dedicated to expanding my portfolio of portraits, particularly those of pets and children.  If you have any questions or would like to commission a portrait, please peruse this site and feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you and hope you enjoy the images provided!