This is my latest completed commission – Ben, he is a red border collie. It was a pleasure to draw such a colourful dog, he has a mass of orange, red and ginger fur I selected this pose as I love drawing movement. With a focus on the face I wanted the rest of Ben to appear loose and fluid by using bold strokes with the pastel. I used conte pastel pencils and sticks as well as carbothello pastel pencils.
I came across this quote by Robert Henri – ‘the artist is interesting to himself and he is interesting to others’ I find this quite reassuring because I always think I must sound very boring when I prattle on about art