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Commissions

May 16, 2016

One of the reasons I haven't been around much is because I've been busy with custom portraits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Commission

January 5, 2016

A couple of cats requests for the holidays.

 

Special request -5x7" - Colored Pencils - NOT FOR SALE

 

Special request - 8x10" - Colored pencils - Not for sale

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Holiday Rush

December 10, 2015

It's that time of the year again, and I'm busy with commission work. So I decided to work on a small piece for the Colored Pencil Magazine Challenge, just for fun. It was also a great opportunity to play with my pencils on a wood panel.
I then got busy with my orders. I can only share a couple for now, I'll share the others after Christmas, I don't want to spoil the surprise.

 

November Challenge:

"Fall Cat 3" - 3.5x4.5" - Colored pencils on wood panel - FOR SALE
 

Special request - 8x18 - Colored Pencils

 

Special request - 11x14" - Colored Pencils

 

 

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Custom order

February 10, 2015

Here are the latest three, all going to the same home. They are ACEOs (2.5x3.5") done in colored pencils.

 

 

 

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More custom orders

January 25, 2015

Last week was a busy one, working on a few post-Holidays commissions.

 

Special request - 5x7" - Colored pencils - Not for sale

 

Special request - 8x10" - Colored pencils - Not for sale

 

Special request - 9x12" - Colored pencils - Not for sale

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Christmas Special Requests

January 10, 2015

It's about time I gave you some news!
Now that Christmas is a few weeks away, I think it's safe to share the custom portraits I worked on in November and December. Here they are, in no particular order. All sizes from ACEOs (2.5"x3.5") to 16x20".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The latest commission work

May 9, 2014

I finished these a little while ago, and never took the time to post them here. Here they are now.

"Bonnie" - 5x7" - Colored Pencils - SOLD

 

"Nandi" - 5x7" - Colored Pencils - SOLD

 

"Rumor" - 8x10" - Colored Pencils - SOLD

 

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Commissions and more commissions...

March 28, 2014

So many dogs this year...

I think I've said it before, but I'm surprised at how many dog custom portraits I've done since the holidays. Cats have been the most popular requests in the last few years till now. Here are the latest commissions I finished recently.

 

Buddy - 5x7" - Colored Pencils

 

 

Linus - 5x7" - Colored Pencils

 

 

 

Lexie - 11x14" - Colored Pencils

 

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Special order

March 9, 2014

Sorry, I'm running behind on the updates again...

This is a custom portrait I finished recently. It's been the year of the dog so far. I've never had so many dog portrait commissions,  cats used to be the stars.

 

Ann - 5x7" - Colored Pencils

 

 

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30 paintings in 30 days

January 3, 2014

~Painting #1~

I signed up for the wonderful artist Leslie Saeta's challenge: 30 paintings in 30 days, starting on the first of January 2014. I thought, why not start the new year with a BANG! I know it's going to be a lot of work, and I really want to take advantage of this challenge to practice oils, acrylics, and watercolors. But if I run out of time, or if I have to work on special orders, I'll have to post colored pencils paintings too. Actually, that's kind of what I did with my first one, which is part of a fun project I've been working on.

 

Taz - 4x6" - Colored Pencils - SOLD

 

 

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Christmas orders

January 3, 2014

I didn't blog much during the holidays.

That's because I was busy with my Christmas commission work, and I didn't want to post them here and spoil the surprise. This year I mostly did dog portraits, which is a nice change.
Here are all the portraits I did last month:

 

 

Simon Peter - 9x12" - Colored Pencils

 

Henry - 8x10" - Colored Pencils

 

Chan Xiu - 16x20" - Colored Pencils

 

No-Be-No - 5x7" - Colored Pencils

 

Wilfie - 8x10" - Colored Pencils

 

 

 

 

 

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A fun project I've been working on

January 2, 2014

A cute bunch of Bearded Collies.

My client asked me to make the portraits of her 6 pooches. She's going to frame them as a collage. Here are the first 4. They're all 4x6" done in colored pencils.

 

 

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Commission

October 28, 2013

When I took on this new challenge,

Being the detail freak that I am, I was excited to see the quality of the picture, and the great background my client had asked me to add. I just didn't realize the background would take a lot more time to finish than the puppy herself!
The 90 lb paper I used now feels like it's actually 140 lb, with all the pencil layers I used!! :p

However, it was a fun challenge, and I'm very pleased with the result.

What do you think?

 

 

 

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Pouchkine

October 18, 2013

In memory of...

This handsome puppy passed away last week, after a full life of 14 and a half years. His human friend is devastated, and I hope this will cheer her up.

Farewell Pouchkine.

 

Pouchkine - 5x7" - Colored pencils - Not for sale

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