Buddies commission by Karen Townsend
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A commission in pencil on Strathmore smooth bristol paper

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border, canines, cocker, collie, dogs, graphite, pencil, spaniel

Originally from the South of England but now living in Melbourne, Australia. I took up graphite drawing at the ripe old age of 42, after a long hiatus of 25 years. I did achieve an O’level in art, whilst at school, and had hoped to go to art college. However, my family and I emigrated here to Australia and art college was forgotten about!! I didn’t pick up a pencil again until 3 years ago. Just wish I had picked up that pencil a long time ago!

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  • BLYTHART
    BLYTHARTover 5 years ago

    What a delightful portrait.

  • Thank you so much Blythart

    – Karen Townsend

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 5 years ago

    If I could do pencil work like this, I’d never pick up another paint brush. Wow! Excellent work Karen.

  • Hey if I could paint like you’d, I’d never use pencil again!!! Thank you

    – Karen Townsend

  • Tracey-Anne Pryke
    Tracey-Anne Prykeover 5 years ago

    So cool …..and so clever

  • Thank you Tracey

    – Karen Townsend

  • Deborah Holman
    Deborah Holmanover 5 years ago

    Excellent pencil work very well done

  • Thanks Deborah

    – Karen Townsend

  • Robin Pushe'e
    Robin Pushe'eover 5 years ago

    oh Karen.. this one is Spectacular !

  • Thank you love

    – Karen Townsend

  • Simon Aberle
    Simon Aberleover 5 years ago

    Wow this is sensational!

  • Cheers Simon

    – Karen Townsend

  • Hidemi Tada
    Hidemi Tadaover 5 years ago

    incredible detailed work.

  • Thank you

    – Karen Townsend

  • drawing4art
    drawing4artover 5 years ago

    Wow what a superb Portrait, great use of tones and textures.

  • Thank you

    – Karen Townsend

  • dimarie
    dimarieover 5 years ago

    Adorable!
    I’ve always thought drawing pets were a little trickier than humans…
    Great.. no, wonderful work!

  • I used to think that, but they are much the same . Thank you

    – Karen Townsend

  • Margaret Harris
    Margaret Harrisover 5 years ago
    Love your dogs…just beautiful work all around !
  • Thanks Margaret

    – Karen Townsend

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