Thursday, February 7, 2008

Triple Pet Portrait

Those dog portraits I posted the other day reminded me of how much I used to enjoy drawing animal likenesses, and now I want to pursue doing that again. After all, pets are like people in that they have a huge range of appearances and personalities! The best caricature/portraiture catches that psychological essence in the physical form, and that's my goal no matter what media I use. This colored-pencil piece (Prismacolors on blue Canson paper) was done several years ago from three separate photos... The client was quite pleased with it; she hung it over her piano in her living room.


  1. Youre pet drawings are great. I'e done few Pet caricature gigs. they're a lot of fun.

  2. I think we'd have a lot of fun discussing the elements of pet portraiture. I've never done pet portraits, but I draw a lot of animals.

  3. THanks Beast, and Anne!! Anne, I wish you were going to the St. Louis mini-con...