Commission A Picture Of Your Dog

For yourself, or for somebody else


Your Dog | My Dog | In Context | How It Works | Contact



“What are you doing?”

“I’m drawing your portrait”

“Ah, that’s good. We can put it up on the wall.”


I draw people’s dogs to create a lasting memory.



I started doing it for friends, then went bonkers drawing my own dog after she joined our family in lockdown.

I continue doing it for others because I love seeing how happy the pictures can make them.



Peter invited me to draw his daughters, each one with two dogs (see above).

There was a lot of moving about. I like that, because it gives the finished picture spirit. But it’s easier to draw a dog that stays still, even briefly, like these:



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My Dog

Peanut is a miniature schnauzer, but on the large size for a miniature.

After having three litters of puppies, she retired from that kind of thing. She makes me laugh.


“I’m pretending to be asleep.”


“Is it time for a walk?”

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In context

Caroline wanted a picture to remember her Boxer, Poppy, who is no longer with us. So I drew Poppy outside the family house.



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How It Works

Usually, my drawings are created with ink on paper, often with watercolour or gouache, and finished digitally. Where possible, I draw from life, but with Covid I’ve increasingly worked from photos and films. Here’s one:



With commissions, I like to have a conversation beforehand, and when the work is nearly finished I share it with you to ask if there are particular things you might like added or changed before it is printed onto textured Hahnemuhle paper with archival ink.



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For more information,
send me an email

Include a photo of your dog, and a sense
of what you’re after. I’ll get back to you ASAP.




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See Also: Commission A Picture Of Your Home


John-Paul Flintoff headshot, with Yours Truly written across it Art helps me to make sense of what is difficult, and find beauty in the everyday. Hi, I'm John-Paul. I publish a ~weekly newsletter, Artwork In Progress, with exclusives and discounts to subscribers.