Pet Portraits And Wildlife Art Full Of Character
Hello, my name is Fiona Duncan and I'm a pet portrait and wildlife artist based in Aberdeen,Scotland. I specialize in creating realistic animal portraits that are full of character. I'm professionally trained in art and design, and graduated from Art School in Aberdeen more years ago than I care to admit :)
Pastel And Pencil Pet Portraits And Wildlife Art
You can choose from coloured pastel art - which will be bursting with colour, or, if you prefer you can opt for black and white pencil pet portraits. To own your very own work of art that you can enjoy for many years to come, I'll work closely with you throughout the process, making sure you get regular updates with progress pictures to ensure you are happy with the work. I use high quality art materials for the best results. Commissioning Pet Portraits should be an enjoyable experience and I'll do my best to make sure we have some fun along the way. In 2021, I fully intend to start some zoom painting sessions - where if you wish, you can literally tune in to see how your painting is coming along in real time, and have a chat with me too. I'll offer you help with the best photos to choose for your portrait if you are unsure. I have more details on this in the how to commission me section.
Is my colour work painting or drawing? Well, it's actually a bit of both. My preferred medium for the coloured pet portraits or wildlife art is pastels and I use them in all sorts of varieties. I'll start with layers of panpastels (blocks of colour in small, circular "pans") that are applied to the surface with brushes in a very similar fashion to painting. I then use pastel sticks and pencils for finer detail such as eyes, fur strands and detailed markings. I love the effects that pastels produce - especially when softly blended as they give such a realistic effect of animal fur. My black and white drawings are worked in graphite pencils.
The Perfect Gift For Animal Lovers
I spend a lot of my spare time in the company of animals, namely two large ex racehorses who never cease to keep me entertained - or scared out of my wits - it just depends on their mood on the day. Horsey people will understand that :) I know only too well the special bond that can exist between animals and their owners and it's precisely because I understand that emotional connection - whether it's with a cat, dog, horse, gerbil, hamster, whatever, that I strive to make sure the pet portrait is full of the subject's true character. It's not unusual for the pet portraits to produce happy tears - especially if the subject has left this world to be in the one where we hope to meet them again :)
Let's Do This
Have a look at the work in my gallery so you know what to expect when you choose to work with me. See my Commission Me page for further information on how to order - but if you have any questions at all - please do not hesitate to get in touch at any time and I'll do my best to help.