Dog portraits

Inspiration

Do you like dogs? This may be of interest.

Last year, a friend let us have her dog while she went away, and I drew Boogie’s portrait.

Then I started drawing portraits on Zoom to raise money for Soho’s Homeless during the lockdown. One man asked me to draw his daughters, separately, each with two dogs.

It was quite a challenge doing this on Zoom, not least because dogs don’t sit still. But I enjoyed it:

Thank you for reading.

Be Drawn for Soho’s Homeless: Jonathan Bannister

Fundraising

Jonathan waves his hands very expressively, so I gave him more than two.

In case you think that I’m unhappy about this, I am absolutely not. It was a delightful challenge, and made me smile.

But I see that I somehow let (one of) his right hand(s) lose the rings he wears. Oops! That’s speed-drawing for you.

This was drawn as part of a fundraiser organised by The Union members club, to raise money for Soho’s Homeless.

Here’s a sense of Jonathan’s expressive movement:


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Be Drawn for Soho’s Homeless: Zoe Cunningham

Fundraising

I’m not absolutely sure where Zoe’s based, but she has a wonderful view.

Unfortunately, there was no way to capture it and keep her from going into silhouette, so she sat in front of this interestingly spare clock.

This was drawn as part of a fundraiser organised by The Union members club, to raise money for Soho’s Homeless.

Here’s the moment where Zoe takes a peek:


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Be Drawn, at Hampstead Parish Church

Inspiration

I made that trailer (above) to keep things short.

The gallery below is my best effort to show you the pictures in full:

There are still a few pictures I have not yet sent out, or posted here. If you’d like to receive those, there’s a link at the bottom of the page.

And if you would like to order prints of the images, on art paper with lightfast ink, let me know and I’ll see what I can do.

I happen to have been given a 50% discount code by the printer I use.

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JP

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Be Drawn for Soho’s Homeless: Inez and Eliza

Fundraising

A club member asked me to draw his daughters, and their beloved dogs – an exciting challenge!

Afterwards, he said:

We absolutely love these. Thank you so much, they will be treasured and a poignant reminder of how lucky we are at a hugely challenging time for so many.

No video this time.


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