"Charlie" by Samantha Norbury

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A last minute Christmas commission! Charlie the dog next door! I think this might be my favourite pet portrait to date. Thanks to Derwent (again), as always I have used Derwent pencils on A3 80gm smooth paper but also tried their embossing tools for the first time and can’t recommend them enough for drawing whiskers and white hair! I just wish I’d discovered them sooner!
SO happy, this far on and I’m still learning new techniques!


pet, portrait, commission, black and white, pencil, derwent, samantha norbury, norbury, paper, realism, jack russel, dog, cute


  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 1 year ago

    I thought this was a photo at first glance.. SO well done!

  • Hi Heather, Thanks for your fantastic comment! Happy Xmas! x

    – Samantha Norbury

  • Barssel
    Barsselover 1 year ago

  • Pam Humbargar
    Pam Humbargarover 1 year ago

    Beautiful drawing—wow—an endearing little face Charlile has!!!

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 1 year ago

    Stunning work! I love the detail… :-)

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