Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Max's Dinosaur Adventures

Hey again!

Here's another commission I've had stowed away for a little while and can now finally share with you all.

Meet Max!
Max loves dinosaurs. And is a huge fan of a TV show called Andy's Dinosaur Adventures.
So what better a birthday present for this young paleontologist than a portrait of him in his favourite Dinosaur onesie as the star of his favourite show!

Happy Birthday Max!




This portrait is A4 in size and coloured using Copic Markers.

If you know a small person like Max who would love a portrait like this then just drop me an email: sara-dunkerton@hotmail.com

An Even Bigger Fish - Pen and Ink portrait


All's been a bit quite on the blogging front while I've been beavering away on MULP: Sceptre of the Sun issue #4, but never fear!
I shall be able to share some peeks into the latest issue soon, so watch this space!

For now though I'll share a commission that I'd completed a little while ago.

You may remember a similar Pen and Ink portrait of this fine fisherman a while back? (If not you can view it here!) Well that was the largest fish that Jon had caught, until he hooked this 34lbs beast!





This portrait is A4 in size and done using pen and ink, with an ink wash to render.

If you're a budding fisherman, or participate in other sports, perhaps you or someone you know would like a portrait to commemorate thier achievements like Jon!
If so then get in touch: sara-dunkerton@hotmail.com

Monday, 23 January 2017

Pet Portraits - Dexter

Morning everyone,

Today I have for you a traditional pet portrait commission, one that came on in right at the end of all the Christmas commissions for a January birthday gift!

Let me introduce you to Dexter the yellow Labrador!



This commission was coloured using pencil colours on A4 cartridge paper.
If you would like to see more of my pet portraits, caricatured and traditional, then please click here!

Like what you see? Then please get in touch to commission me to draw a portrait of your pet; sara-dunkerton@hotmail.com 

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Pet Portraits - Avatar Cats

We're going back to the pet portraits with this blog post today!

Commissioned by Tom (who I met at Bristol con last year) he requested that I draw his friend's two cats Mako and Bolin as their namesakes from the animated TV series The Legend of Korra, based on Avatar: The Last Airbender, as a gift for christmas.

So depicted below is Mako, with black fur and red scarf bending Fire alongside Bolin, the tabby who is Earthbending.


I found this commission quite an interesting one to do as it meant researching the specific Earth and Fire bending poses and putting them together into a almost a yin-yang, dance-like composition.

This commission is A4 in size and coloured using Copic Markers. If you'd like to see more pet portraits that I've been commissioned to do then please click here to see a range of caricatured and traditional illustrations of our furry (and feathered) friends.

If you'd like to commission me to draw your pet, then please get in touch: sara-dunkerton@hotmail.com

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Botanical Fairies

As you can see from my earlier posts the pet portraits have really begun to take off, which is great! I really enjoy doing them!

However this commission I'm going to share with you today was a request for something completely different, but equally exciting.

Last year I took part in the Inktober challenge and used it as an opportunity to get some little ideas out of my head. I used the theme of Botanical Fairies to turn flowers, fruit, vegetables and other plants into little creatures all of which I posted daily (or as dally as I could) on my Instagram.

I dedicated no more than roughly 10 mins per sketch so they are rough and undeveloped, but the stepping stone to some interesting character design and potentially a series of prints!
Well someone else saw the potential in them and commissioned me to draw their favourite four as a christmas present for their sister.

The four that they chose were Dandelion, Thistle, Lavender and Blackberry.






Using real life reference and my Inktober doodles as a starting point I was able to develop the ideas further into these 6x4 inked and watercoloured illustrations. 

You can check out my original Inktober sketches for Dandelion, Thistle, Lavender and Blackberry by clicking the links on their names, or take a look at my Instagram as a whole here!
If these have taken you're fancy then please take a look through the rest and I'll happily re-create any of them for you!

Monday, 9 January 2017

Pet Portraits - King Charley

Morning all!

Today I'm sharing with you yet another commission requested as a Christmas present!
You may remember the portraits I did previously of The Goblin King, Batroc, Peckasus and Hawkeye? Well this portrait was commissioned by the same person, but this time he asked me to immortalise his Granddad's cat in in the same style.

This feline considered himself King of the household, so here is King Charley sat imperiously on his throne!

 
 

This commission is A3 in size and coloured using Copic Markers, the text also is hand drawn.

Pet portraits are a specialty of mine, be they traditional or caricatured like this one.
Check them all out by clicking here!

If you'd like to commission me to draw your pet, please get in touch: sara-dunkerton@hotmail.com

Friday, 6 January 2017

Pet Portraits - Rodent Family Portrait

Hey Everyone,

I've another Christmas commission to share with you!
This one is a group portrait depicting small furries, past and present, belonging to one couple. The pets are caricatured to the style of MULP but instead of being drawn as their namesakes they instead have certain subtle characteristics which nod to the characters that lent them their names.

So without further a-do, I give you Pikachu the Hamster, DD (short for Daredevil) and Foggy the rats and JL (short of "Just looking") the Hamster!

This commission is A3 in size and coloured using Copic Markers.

If you'd like to see more pet portraits that I've been commissioned to do then please click here to see a range of caricatured and traditional illustrations of our furry (and feathered) friends.

If you'd like to commission me to draw your pet, then please get in touch: sara-dunkerton@hotmail.com