Pet Portraits in Pencil by Katja Turnsek

The traditional and classic medium which gives impression of detail and contrast

My pencil pet portraits are traditionally hand drawn on high quality Italian paper called Fabriano Artistico. I specialize in drawing dogs, cat, horses, but you can commission a drawing of any kind.

All you need is a favorite photo! If you love my pencil portraits and would like to have a pencil drawing created, don’t hesitate to contact me at any time.

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Pet portraits in pencil

Some of The Pencil Drawings I Created Year 2012-2014

Pencil Portrait of French Bulldog

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog / French Bulldog / Pina 2
Medium:
Graphite Pencil
Size: 25 x 25
Year Drawn: 2014
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Pencil Portrait of African Savannah Cat

Drawing Information

Subject: Cat / African Savannah / Oliver
Medium:
Graphite Pencil
Size: 35 x 30 cm
Year Drawn: 2013
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Pencil Portrait of French Bulldog

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog / French Bulldog / Leia
Medium: Graphite Pencil
Size: 25 x 25 cm
Year Drawn: 2013
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View Pencil Drawing of Child

Drawing Information

Subject: Child / Emily
Medium: Graphite Pencil & Charcoal
Size: 40 x 40 cm
Year Drawn: 2014
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Pencil Portrait of Arab Horse

Drawing Information

Subject: Horse / Arab / Fossing
Medium:
Graphite Pencil
Size: 30 x 25
Year Drawn: 2013
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Pencil Portrait of Dog

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog / GSD mix / Kodi
Medium:
Graphite Pencil
Size: 30 x 25
Year Drawn: 2013
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Pencil Portrait of French Bulldog

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog / French Bulldog / Pina
Medium: Graphite Pencil
Size: 25 x 25 cm
Year Drawn: 2013
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Pencil Portrait of Belgian Tervueren

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog / Belgian Tervueren / Raider
Medium:
Tinted Colored & Graphite Pencil
Size: 40 x 30 cm
Year Drawn: 2013
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Pencil Portrait of Deutsch Drahthaar

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog / Deutsch Drahthaar / Hutch
Medium:
Graphite Pencil
Size: 25 x 20 cm
Year Drawn: 2012
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Pencil Portrait of Cat

Drawing Information

Subject: Cat / Rory
Medium:
Graphite Pencil
Size: 30 x 25
Year Drawn: 2012
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Pencil Portrait of Tervueren

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog / Tervueren / Karim
Medium: Graphite Pencil
Size: 40 x 30 cm
Year Drawn: 2012
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Pencil Portrait of Alaskan Malamute

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog / Alaskan Malamute / Jacy
Medium:
Graphite Pencil
Size: 30 x 25
Year Drawn: 2012
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Pencil Drawing Techniques

I use both hard, light and soft, dark graphite pencils to create the perfect balance between detail and contrast in my pencil portraits. My favourite graphite pencils are Staedtler, but I use other pencil brands too.

The paper I use for my pencil portraits is the Fabriano, from Italy. This paper have been produced for over seven centuries and is of highest possible quality. It supports many layers of strokes without tearing, that is why it's perfect for the artwork I create.

About My Pencil Drawings

Pencil drawings are very delicate and dynamic, with a touch of classic and timeless feeling. Everything can be drawn with a pencil because it's a very versatile medium.

There are really no limits to the pencil drawings. The only thing they lack is color. But that's really not a problem, sometimes color can get in the way and it's not even needed for an expressive peace of art.

Some of The Pencil Drawings I Created Year 2005-2011

Pencil Portrait

Drawing Information

Subject: Person / Hamid
Medium:
Graphite Pencil
Size: 40 x 30 cm
Year Drawn: 2009
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Pencil Portrait of Child

Drawing Information

Subject: Child / Emily
Medium: Graphite Pencil
Size: 40 x 35 cm
Year Drawn: 2010
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Pencil Portrait of German Shepherd Puppy

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog / German Shepherd / Gryph
Medium:
Graphite Pencil
Size: 30 x 25 cm
Year Drawn: 2010
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Pencil Portrait

Drawing Information

Subject: Person / Åke
Medium:
Graphite Pencil
Size: 31 x 29 cm
Year Drawn: 2008
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Pencil Portrait of Norwegian Elkhound

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog / Norwegian Elkhound / Taisho
Medium:
Graphite Pencil
Size: 21 x19
Year Drawn: 2009
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Pencil Drawing of Napolitano Mastino

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog / Napolitano Mastino / Notte
Medium: Graphite Pencil
Size: 21 x 29 cm
Year Drawn: 2006
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Pencil Portrait

Drawing Information

Subject: Person / Leif
Medium:
Graphite Pencil
Size: 31 x 29 cm
Year Drawn: 2008
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Pencil Portrait of Dog & Rabbit

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog & Rabbit / Gipsy & Häschen
Medium:
Graphite Pencil
Size: 42 x 30 cm
Year Drawn: 2008
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Pencil Drawing of Malinois

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog / Belgian Malinois / Thor
Medium: Graphite Pencil
Size: 30 x 40 cm
Year Drawn: 2008
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Pencil Portrait of Couple

Drawing Information

Subject: People / Marina & Johan
Medium:
Graphite Pencil
Size: 29 x 42 cm
Year Drawn: 2010
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Pencil Montage Drawing of Malinois

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog / Malinois / Rex
Medium:
Graphite Pencil
Size: 42 x 30 cm
Year Drawn: 2009
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Pencil Drawing of Doberman

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog / Doberman / Hercules
Medium: Graphite Pencil
Size: 40 x 25 cm
Year Drawn: 2005
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Pencil Sketches

If you require affordable pencil portraits, you can commission pencil sketches instead of my detailed shown above this page. The skethes cost as my conté crayons, view my price-list for more information and follow the conte tables. Pencil sketches are simpler, more creative and reflect the animals or people's most important features and characteristics without any detail to get in the way. I use same papers and pencil brands for all pencil portraits. They are delivered with a mount / matt as well. View pencil sketches below, wait for them to load.

Sketch of Springer Spaniel mix
Charlie

Sketch of Springer Spaniel mix
Sketch of Swedish Elkhound
Lukas

Sketch of Swedish Elkhound
Sketch of Briard for products
Briard

Sketch of Briard for products
Pencil sketch of baby
Jacob

Pencil sketch of baby