Our Furry Friends

Words and images by Ian Macbeth.

The pictures here were made for friends and family, either as gifts or as commissions. I am always aiming to try and capture the spirit of the dog and to simplify the image by reducing or eliminating the background.

My other main approach is to give a sense of tactility, as if you could reach into the picture and stroke the dog! This can be achieved by drawing the fur in the direction it lies on the dog’s body, then smoothing and blending it with a blending stump. In many ways drawing the fur is like stroking their fur for real!
If you have a pet you would like us to draw for you, for your wall or as a gift, please contact us and we will be delighted to immortalise your furry friend in a beautiful picture!



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