fine art pencil pet portraits by commission

Black Labrador Pencil Portrait

Welcome to my Black Labrador pencil portrait of Dexter, Tui and Perdy! This drawing was commissioned by clients in the UK who wanted to give the drawing as a special birthday present. You can read more about the commission below along with seeing photos of the drawing framed too! Black Labrador Pet Portraits

The Portrait with my Pencils

The photos below show the portrait prior to framing on my plan chest with my pencils to help show scale. As you can see it was a fairly large drawing to fit the three dogs in comfortably full body.

Black Labrador Pet Portraits

The Portrait Framed

The pencil drawing was framed by our lovely framer Amanda and you can see a few photos of the portrait below. The frame has now been discontinued, however there are lots more frames to view and choose from on my framing gallery.

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About the Commission of Dexter, Tui and Perdy

Pencil portraits reference photos

My client Heather contacted me in 2016 to find out if I would be able to draw a portrait of their three dogs Dexter, Tui and Perdy as a surprise birthday gift. Heathers mum was turning 60 and she wanted me to draw from a photo she had taken of all of the dogs sitting together. It was quite a low resolution photo, however it was good enough to draw from thankfully.

The portrait was commissioned at 24" x 18" size which is one of my largest sizes. Heather also commissioned my framer to frame the portrait for her too so that when it arrived she would be able to wrap it ready for the big day. It also meant that Heathers mum would be able to take it home and display it on the wall straight away.

Heather emailed when she saw the final portrait, which you can read below. You can also watch a video of the portrait when it was all framed below too.


Hello Melanie,
The portrait is absolutely beautiful! Really excited to give it to her :-)
Thank you so much!!
Best Wishes,

Video of the Black Labrador Portrait

I took some video of the portrait prior to sending which you can see below. The portrait was framed in a very beautiful gold frame. The frame has been discontinued, however I have many more wonderful frames available which you can see on my framing gallery.


Black Labrador Pencil Portrait

If you would like me to draw your black Labrador you are more than welcome to email me your photos and ideas for your own portrait. All commissions are unique and every dog is unique. I can create something that’s perfect for you, perhaps as a special gift for your family.


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