Second human portrait

I've been working on my second human portrait. This time it's Angelina Jolie in graphite. I think it's largely finished, but I may end up adding a bit more detail or increasing the contrast in...
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Second human portrait

Dougie & Tia complete (commission)

Work on Tia (left) and Dougie (right) has finished and the end result is now signed, mounted and framed, ready to hand over to the dogs' owners. They've already seen these pictures and I'm relieved...
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Dougie & Tia complete (commission)

A trio of tropics

Three new Central American additions to the gallery today. The Amazon Kingfisher photographed on the Rio Frio near to Nicaragua, the Mantled Howler Monkey near the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica and finally the Fer-de-lance,...
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A trio of tropics

In progress – Dougie & Tia (commission)

Progress continues on Dougie and Tia. Dougie is nearly finished and Tia is coming on quite nicely so far. The drawing is being made with pastel pencils on Clairefontaine Pastelmat.
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In progress – Dougie & Tia (commission)

David Attenborough (re-post)

I'm posting this portrait of David Attenborough again only because I've finally taken the time to take a decent photograph of the final drawing. The drawing hasn't changed since the last post, but the contrast...
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David Attenborough (re-post)


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Katydids and Walking Sticks

I’m always particularly interested in creatures that employ camouflage as their primary means of defence against predation. Leaf-mimic Katydids and Stick Insects are masters of camouflage. Katydid nymphs often look…