I am proud to say I have won both these competitions with the UK coloured pencil society
Hi, I am Carole, I have been creating pet portraits and paintings for many years. I have loved drawing with coloured pencils since my Dad used to bring me back tins of Caran D'Ache coloured pencils from Switzerland when I was a child. Recently I have been experimenting with different techniques and materials to produce more realistic fur on the animals.
My work involves pet and wildlife portraits in coloured pencils and pastel. I also paint portraits and landscapes using acrylic paint. The coloured pencils I use are Faber Castell - Polychromos and Caran D'Ache - Luminance 6901 which both have a good reputation for being extremely light-fast. The pastels I use are PanPastels and Faber Castell - Pitt pastels which are lovely to draw with. Currently the papers I use are Clairefontaine Pastelmat paper, Hahnemuhle - nostalgie and also Polydraw drafting film. I either use my own photos to draw from (I can take my own photos of your pet if you live within a 20 mile radius) or those provided by the client. I like to work closely with you to produce a portrait of your pet that reflects their true character, therefore it is important to have a clear, detailed photo with good lighting. I accept commissions from anywhere in the world.
Please have a browse through my gallery to see the style of work I produce and get in touch with me if you would like to commission your own pet portrait or another piece of work.
Please see my COMMISSIONS page for further details on commissioning a piece of work.
I also have prints of my work for sale in my SHOP.
coloured pencil on pastelmat