Set of Pet Sketches
PET SKETCHES are expressive sketches drawn using a combination of ink, and soluble graphite on paper. For larger pieces I sometimes also use soluble carbon and charcoal for added depth and texture. See below for descriptions of the different sets currently available.
I draw from your photos, so please choose ones that you love. Due to the sketchy and expressive nature of my work, your photos do not necessarily need to be of high quality. I will simply interpret and draw what I can see. Let me know if you have any preferences like no background details.
CHOOSE YOUR SET...
MINIS are postcard-sized sketches (apx. A6). As a set of 3 they make a lovely gift when framed or displayed together (frame not included).
The SMALL & LARGE COLLECTIONS are perfect for creating a complete wall display of custom artwork to celebrate your pet(s). The small collection includes sketches in each size (minis, A5, and A4). The large collection also includes an A3 sketch. You can provide up to 10 photos for me to choose and work from and include as many pets as you like. I am also happy to work with you to design a bespoke collection so that you can choose the photos I draw and the size drawings you want. Get in touch to discuss your ideas.
A COMPOSITION PORTRAIT is a composition of several sketches of your pet(s) on one sheet of A3 paper. You can provide a selection of photos for me to work from, and choose a particular photo as the main sketch if you wish. The rest will be composed to fit around it. Alternatively all sketches can be of a similar size and arranged in a pleasing composition. Composition portraits make meaningful memorial gifts for someone whose pet has passed. They can be composed with sketches of a single pet or different pets, past and present.
How to care for your original drawings
The best way to avoid seeing your drawings fade or the paper turn yellow is to frame them properly to reduce exposure to air, as this causes oxidisation and leads to unwanted changes. When displaying framed artwork, keep them out of direct sunlight and away from moisture.