Alaskan Malamute Pet Portraits in Graphite Pencil by Katja Turnsek

Alaskan malamute pet portrait in pencil

Pet Portrait Commission Info

This is Jacy, an Alaskan Malamute male I drew. The owner was a lucky winner at the photo competition I held together with ProDen PlaqueOff on Facebook.

It is drawn on Fabriano 5 paper. This paper has a charming structure which really helps creating wonderful drawings. It's quite hard for detailed work compared to some other Fabriano papers, but it's still my favorite paper to draw on. I had a nice time creating this portrait simply because it's such a beautiful dog.

Drawing Information

Medium: Graphite Pencil
Size: 30 x 25 cm
Year Drawn: 2012
Subject: Dog / Alaskan Malamute / jacy
Commissioned by: Josefine Munke, Germany

The Reference Photograph of "Jacy"

This time I drew straight from the photo and didn't change much. The only thing I did wa, to left some parts of the background lighter than on the reference photo. The original coloured photo is to the right.

Reference Photo

Pet Portrait in Progress

Below you can view a few work in progress photos of this portrait. It is important for me that you understand the painting process at the same as you have a full input the entire time, that is why I’m prepared to spend some extra time in order to keep you regularly updated. I have had this feature for many years, even though I uploaded the progress images to a static html page at first. Now I use my portraits in blog for this exciting feature. If you do not wish to share your painting’s progress or the completed painting with the world, I can send you the progress images by email. Several clients decided to do this, especially famous ones.

Alaskan malamute pet portrait in pencil

Hi Katja,

I truely LOVE it! And for sure I will do everything to promote your wonderful art! It is absolutely brilliant - I really hoped for a nice picture but it is beyond expectations and I am VERY looking forward to see it natural :))

a HUGE thank you,
Josefine