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Tip the Dog

This very handsome dog is the lovely Tip, who lives all the way in New Zealand on a farm. He’s been recreated in watercolour pencils as a pet portrait commission.

For this particular commission as it was quite large (A3), I’ve used a lot of watercolour paint as a base as well as layering the pencils on top to give his fur a rich, full texture.

Ziggy the Bearded Dragon
This was a pet portrait commission of the very charismatic Ziggy, completed in watercolour pencils (Derwent Inktense) with a little standard watercolour and white gel pen. He's about a4 size. 

All those scales were driving me nuts, it's not my usual kind of subject, but I'm really pleased with how he turned out!
  • Listening to: Matchbox Twenty
  • Reading: Dracula
  • Playing: Fallout 3
  • Eating: Cherries
  • Drinking: Tea
So much has happened! I have neglected DA for some time, but now the MSc is finally over and Rich and I moved to our new flat, bought our sofas and toasters and god-knows-what-else we needed. Unfortunately this means I need to earn the monies!

I've got a few commissions on the go at the moment and I'm looking for jobs - some temp office work here and there, applied to work in an art shop, calling recruiters all over the place. Unfortunately I can't seem to find any Neuroscience jobs so goodness knows what I'm going to do! A PhD maybe? Is it weird that that would be the 'easy option'? I'm going to slowly become so over-educated and specialised (i.e. oblivious to the rest of everything) that there will be three jobs left in the world suitable for me and all of them will be filled with elderly men that refuse to die. As is the way in science.

The majority of my commissions have been large traditional pieces, but if you are interested in:
a) prints
b) small digital commissions
I'm happy to wheel and deal all you like for super-competitive pocket-money prices!

I'm also planning on doing a few xmas card packs or something to sell on Redbubble in time for the festive season! A few robins, foxes in the snow, you know the drill. I also live pretty close to Richmond Park so I suspect if I do not get a job soon, those deer are going to get a thorough drawing.

Twitter: @hdiggitydogg

Help a sister out!


Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Helen is a grown ass adult who should have learned to stop drawing and making weird animals and get a proper job, but has somehow failed to do so.

She likes animals, food, colours, monsters, scrapping and putting things in boxes.

She also likes drawing.


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drawn2pencils Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch, it wasn't remotely required but please don't take it back. Waaaah! 
drawn2pencils Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Like the name change.  And always enjoy your posts.
CatAclysmArt Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yeah I'm trying to tidy it all up a bit, I've been away too long, cleaning out the cobwebs!
Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive gallery! Your paintings/drawings are really good :)
CatAclysmArt Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! :D
drawn2pencils Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just dropped in after viewing "Gecko on Rocks" which I might say really rocks. (Not intentional I swear it. :-) ) Liking what I see demands a Watch, good luck with commishes.
CatAclysmArt Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
haha well someone had to do it! Thanks so much for the watch, and I will need that luck! :)
drawn2pencils Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You will never make me believe you need luck, always good to have but with talent such as yours they will come.
BlueDragonART Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WOW, your art is amazing!
CatAclysmArt Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! Glad you like it :)
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