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Robbie Sketchbook Entry

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The second double page of my lovely Fabriano Venezia Sketchbook, featuring gorgeous Robbie (the beautiful and very well loved cat belonging to my sister, Adele Flood)
He is such a cutie and a real character! I drew him in black ink with my TWSBI fountain pen, and coloured him with Faber Castell watercolours, and some Derwent Drawing pencils.

‘Since doing this, I have done a full colour portrait of Robbie, which I will upload soon…

First Sketch in my Fabriano Sketchbook

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Yesterday, I finished the opening page of my new sketchbook – A lovely Fabriano Venezia, and I used Ink and Watercolour. Gorgeous paper! And who better to star on the opening pages than our gorgeous Gordon? ❤️ (He is usually the first page of nearly every sketchbook I have – plus a good few internals lol) He is a well loved little boy who brings joy to so many! ❤️

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A Fox called Basil

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A double page from my A5 Fabriano sketchbook/journal – my friend Lin who lives in the UK, has foxes come to visit her at her house. She feeds them and even gives them medication if they are unwell! They are such gorgeous little animals, and this little one, Basil, was a special one to her. I used one of her photos as a reference and drew him in ink and watercolour. He was such a sweetie, I am pleased with how he turned out 😊 I found many facts about foxes but just included a few to go with the illustration…

 

Maggie – A Very Cute Cat

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This is Maggie ? Such a cutie! ? I sketched her using a Twisbi Eco Fountain Pen and black De Atrimentas ink and the Watercolour was from the Pentel Aquash Travel Set. A white gel pen was used for some highlights. The paper is really good to work with – Fabriano Artistico Watercolour paper, Hot Pressed – it is lovely and smooth in Traditional White (so it’s not that really bright white) and, even better, it states it is free of animal components! ?

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Another Adorable Donkey

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Still keeping with the ‘Donkeys’ theme, I fell in love with this little guy!  An adorable miniature donkey named ‘Donk’, he belongs to a real animal loving family ? and amongst other pets, they have a gorgeous clydesdale as well as a little miniature pony, beautiful enormous Mastiffs, plus a little Bulldog!

Once again with this sketch, I used my favourite Black DeAtrimentas ink with my TWISBI fountain pen and watercolours, which were from a Pentel Aquash Travel Set, in a Stillman and Byrne Epsilon journal, sized at A5.

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Cute Donkeys in Ink

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I love little donkeys, they are so cute! I did this using my TWISBI fountain pen with black DeAtramentis ink, and then coloured using Copic marker pens and a white gel pen. It is in my A4 size Stillman and Birn Zeta Series sketchbook…
It did take longer than my usual done in one sitting sort of sketch… I drew it roughly in pencil first, then did the black ink with the fountain pen, which took a couple of sittings, and then finally did the colouring (which also took a couple of sittings) … I usually only get a chance to do this sort of thing at night, and not for great amounts of time, so it does take a few attempts over a few days on a larger more involved one…

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Some of my latest Pet Portraits

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I have been very busy with commissioned Pet Portraits lately… here are just a few of them…

Ink and Watercolour of Charlie ?

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These 3 beautiful babies were done in Ink and Watercolour:

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Two Charcoal Portraits:

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See my my facebook page for more images and posts about the Pet Portraits @ http:www.facebook.com/AntheaMArt