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I pride myself in only using the highest quality materials to create artwork that will last a lifetime. The materials I use are long lasting and conform to an archival standard.


For my coloured pencil pet portraits I use Fabriano Artistico Hot pressed Watercolour Paper. This is a very thick, smooth paper that is the perfect surface to create highly detailed artwork on.

For my pastel pet portraits I use Clairfontaine Pastelmat. This is a heavyweight paper that has a sandpaper like texture, which is perfect for building up colour and blending pastel pencils. It is available in a range of colours including white, which gives you an option for what background you would like on your portrait. I can, of course, assist you in making this decision.


For my coloured pencil pet portrait I use a range of different brands of pencil. I use Faber- Castell Polychromos, Caran d'Ache Luminance, and Derwent Lightfast pencils. These are all fantastic quality pencils with a high degree of lightfastness, which means the colour will not fade. This creates a portrait that will look as good in ten years time as it does the day you received it. 

For my pastel pencil portraits I use a combination of Faber- Castell Pitt pastels, and Stabilo Carbathello pastels. These are both great ranges of pastels, both with slightly different qualities. The Pitt pastel pencils are harder, which is great for getting in the tiny details which are needed for creating a truly realistic pet portrait. These too like the coloured pencils have a high degree of lightfastness, creating a piece of artwork that can become a family heirloom.

 Coloured Pastel Pencils in a Jar for creating a Pastel Pencil Pet Portrait from Photos UK

Pet Portrait Artwork Materials

If your interested in seeing the creation of a pet portrait, why not head over to my blog post, which has a timelapse on creating a golden retriever portrait.
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