Apr 29, 2007

Abbee is finished!

Well I'm not sure how long this portrait took me, but I am finally finished. This is totally a guess, but I'm sure I've put in more than 20 hrs on this drawing. Coloured pencil is much more time-consuming than pencil because there is a lot of layering of colour, hence the higher price.

I really enjoyed doing Abbee's portrait. For one, she is a beautiful cat and her pose is a little different than what I'm used to doing. This is also my first commissioned coloured pencil drawing, so it was a nice change from pencil.

My next portrait is an 11x14 portrait of a Bernese Mountain dog and two Leonbergers. The client originally wanted it done it in pencil, but after watching Abbee's portrait progress here on my blog, she decided that she would prefer to have it done in coloured pencil.

I am still working on Noah's portrait (the cocker spaniel) and should have it done early this week.

On another note, we are moving into a new house this month so things will be a bit hectic. I will try my best to keep on top of the drawing, but there will probably be a week or two where I won't be able to work on much.

Apr 18, 2007

Abbee and Noah - almost done!

Well I'm getting close to being done both of these drawings. I'm quite happy with how they are turning out, especially Abbee the cat. Her's is the first coloured pencil drawing that I've done in a long time and I'm pleased with how it's going.

Abbee's picture is 11x14 and that size doesn't fit on my scanner, so I had to do two scans and fit them together. That's why there is a line down the middle. The original is not like that.

Apr 4, 2007

My first overseas commission!

I just accepted my first overseas commission today! His name is George and he's a Staffordshire Bull Terrier from the UK. So far all of my clients have been from New Brunswick, Canada so it's quite exciting that my work is being seen worldwide!

On another note, I recently started using a program called Google Analytics that tracks the statistics for your website. You have to add some code to each of your web pages and Google will track all kinds of stats for you. For instance, there is a map of the world that shows you the location from which people are viewing your site. It's pretty neat! I've gotten hits from as far away as Russia, India, New Zealand, and South Africa!