fine art pencil pet portraits by commission

Siamese Cat Pencil Pet Portraits

Welcome to one of my favourite commissions of 2014, the portrait of Tai and Chi. Nancy commissioned the portrait of the family’s cats to send over to her daughter in the USA who was studying and really missed them. Having a portrait was the next best thing and her daughter was thrilled. I hope you enjoy reading about he commission below!

Siamese Cat Pet Portraits

The Portrait with my Pencils

Here are a few photos of the portrait with my pencils on. Viewing the drawings form different angles give a more natural feel to how the portrait really looks.

Siamese Cat Pet Portraits drawing of siamese cats pencil pet portraits

About the Commission of Tai and Chi

Pencil portraits reference photos

Nancy Miller contacted me in 2014 to commission a portrait of her two cats Tai and Chi as a special gift for her daughter. She was studying away from home in Berkeley San Francisco so wanted this to be a wonderful surprise as she missed both Tai and Chi greatly while she was away.

Nancy emailed a number of lovely photos of Tai and Chi including one of them sitting in the sunshine in the garden. This was perfect for a portrait and Nancy opted for the 16 x 12 size for the drawing.

As you can see from the drawing above it came out beautifully. Nancy and her family were thrilled. You can see a number of emails Nancy sent during and after the process and some of the portrait taken on my plan chest in the studio.


Hello Melanie,
They look wonderful! My daughter will be so pleased. The picture is traveling to San Francisco (Berkeley) where she is at uni. Thanks, Nancy


Siamese Cat Pencil Pet Portraits

If you have Siamese cats and are looking to have a pencil drawing completed, you are more than welcome to email me your photos at any time. Contact me vai my contact page and you will find lots of ways of getting in touch. Really looking forward to working with you on a pencil drawing soon.


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