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A Christmas portrait of my friend’s Staffy, done in Dewent Studio and Faber Castell coloured pencils on a 30×40cm cold press illustration board. His droopy look is entirely consistent with his temperament.

I am a self taught coloured pencil artist residing in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. My passion at the moment is human portraiture, especially celebrities, as due to their high profile nature the margin for error is minute and an intriguing challenge. I also do commissions, both human and non-human, when the occasion arises. Thank you for viewing my work and feel free to leave any comments, good or bad, and I will certainly respond.

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  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkalmost 4 years ago

    This is beautiful Gary. I thought it was a photo when I first saw it. I love the look you have captured on him and I’m sure your friend does too. Wonderful work!

  • Thank you Ginny for that lovely comment, and yes he was very pleased with the portrait. His wife who gave it to him for Christmas has often said “he loves that dam dog more than he loves me!”.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkalmost 4 years ago

    LOL I have heard those words before…lol….only with a she instead of a he. :))

  • Margaret Sanderson
    Margaret Sande...almost 4 years ago

    I love how get those perfect white whiskas on top of the dark background. I’m guessing you outline them first then carefully colour around them with the dark pencil. Such dedication. They’re perfect. And I love his expression.

  • I’m afraid my ‘dedication’ involves a very fine brush, some white acrylic paint and 4 quick flicks.. As always Margaret, I look forward to your comments.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • lcretyi
    lcretyialmost 4 years ago

  • Many thanks Laura, always an honour to be featured in your group.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...almost 4 years ago

    This is a fabulous image – Many congratulations on being featured!!

  • Your comment is very much appreciated.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • Dorothy Thomson
    Dorothy Thomsonalmost 4 years ago

    Many congratulations on your feature, lovely work :-)

  • Thank you Dorothy for your most kind remark.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful portrait!

  • Many thanks Marie for stopping by to view my work.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • emmy2
    emmy2almost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous portrait!!!

  • Thanks Victoria but I’m sure some of the ‘gorgeous’ must go to the dog as well.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • jeanni2010
    jeanni2010almost 4 years ago

    Gary congratulations on your feature with this beautiful work

  • I appreciate all your comments Jane, thanks.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • vbk70
    vbk70almost 4 years ago

    So beautiful :)

  • Thanks for taking the time to view Liam and your comment.

    – Gary Fernandez

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