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 – a witness to cancer

Fundraising

I’m doing a project, drawing portraits of cancer patients, who could so easily be overlooked at this grisly time.

I’m doing it in memory of my friend Tazeen, whose last days I sketched in the autumn.

(Keep reading below video.)

Plainly, my portraits don’t aim to be photographic, but to give a lively sense of a person. (See this similar project.)

I will draw individuals over Zoom (online). It will take ten minutes, at most 15, at a time to suit us both.

If individuals only want my drawing as a digital file – great. I’ll send that. (Again, to be clear, at no charge.)

My hope is that this idea will provide useful “airtime” to cancer during the coronavirus, and support one of the cancer charities whose funding has been so gravely affected at this time. (If you represent one of those charities, please email me.)

JP


Entirely optional

If you wish, I can also record the drawing session, in which we chat about your work. The recording will show both of us – me drawing, you being drawn. (See this other similar project.)


If you want a print

I use https://theprintspace.com for my own fine art prints. If you like my drawing and want a physical copy, you can get 50% off at the checkout on your first order with this code: RZNJV57

To be completely transparent, The Print Space have offered me a credit worth 10% of whatever you spend. But I don’t care about that! I am sharing this only because you might want 50% off.