This page is a collection of my favorite completed art pieces of mine and a few photos thrown in. I can create commission pieces upon request, and as you can see what I like creating and “specialize” in are pet portraits.
When I start a new pet portrait my main goal is to capture the personality of the pet in the art. I want you to be able to see a little bit of them behind the eyes of the portrait.
This is the second cat portrait I have created to date, and I feel like I finally found my groove with this one. I used watercolor to lay down a base of color and then used colored pencils to add more details. Typically the latest portrait I have created become my favorite, and that stands true with this one.
This portrait is of Max. She’s the kitty of a dear friend, so I created this for her birthday last year. I really want to continue to hone my skills of watercolor and colored pencil used together for portraits, and I can’t wait to see what else I can create.
This portrait is of my late rabbit Einstein, he was a Mini Rex who lived to be about 6 years old. I had him since he was a baby, and I got him when I was a Sophomore in high school.
I drew this from a photo of him playing the grass in my front yard. Eventually I would like to add clovers to the bottom of the portrait surrounding his feet. Colored pencil drawing especially ones this size, take so long!! I entered this one in the student art show as well even though it wasn’t totally finished in my eyes.
My Grandpa Rick is probably the largest supporter of my art. He loves having photos to show friends, and he posts them online to show me off. I have always appreciated having this kind of outright support from him. He asked me one day about creating a portrait of a bald eagle for him, so we sent some photos back and forth and talked about some ideas. He had the best idea! He asked if I could have the eagle clutching his families tartan.
With that amazing idea I got started on the 24 inch wide portrait. My advice is that you don’t start a portrait of a bird unless you’re really committed because the feathers are an insane task just in themselves. But I love the way it turned out. This portrait is also a watercolor and I used colored pencils to add details.
If you’re interested in a pet or animal portrait from me, message me to get started. A portrait can take up to 6 weeks to create, so keep that in mind when ordering. For an extra fee I can have it ready in 4 weeks.
I would love to work with you on making your pet portrait come to life!