Pet Portraits in Conté Pastel by Katja Turnsek

The classic and painterly medium which achieves soulful smoothness with a dreamy feel

Katja

My conté pastel pet portraits are traditionally hand drawn on high quality paper. They are very dynamic and allow me to express my deepest creativeness no matter the subject. They reflect the animals or people's most important features and characteristics without any detail to get in the way.

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

Click on each small portrait thumbnail below to view a large-sized version of each pencil drawing, a detail image of the drawing and reference photo provided by the client.

painterly portraits in conte crayon

Some of The Conté Pastel Drawings I Created Year 2014

Conté Pastel Portrait of Horse

Drawing Information

Subject: Horse / Våkur
Medium:
Conté Pastel
Size: 35 x 30 cm
Year Drawn: 2014
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Conté Pastel Portrait of Chihuahua

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog / Chihuahua / Enyo
Medium: Conté Pastel
Size: 30 x 20 cm
Year Drawn: 2014
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Pastel Portrait of Terrier

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog / Terrier / Dunkin
Medium:
Conté Pastel
Size: 35 x 30 cm
Year Drawn: 2014
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Conté Pastel Portrait of Baby Boy

Drawing Information

Subject: Baby Boy / Victor
Medium:
Conté Pastel
Size: 25 x 20 cm
Year Drawn: 2014
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Conté Pastel Portrait of Dog

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog / Staffe Mix / Morris
Medium:
Conté Pastel
Size: 25 x 25 cm
Year Drawn: 2014
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Conté Pastel Portrait of Golden Retriever

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog / Golden Retriever / Mr. B
Medium: Conté Pastel
Size: 25 x 20 cm
Year Drawn: 2014
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Some of The Conté Pastel Drawings I Created Year 2013

Conté Pastel Portrait of Finnish Lapphund

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog / Finnish Lapphund / Flyffy
Medium: Conté Pastel
Size: 30 x 25 cm
Year Drawn: 2013
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Conté Pastel Portrait of French Bulldog

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog / French Bulldog / Leia
Medium:
Conté Pastel
Size: 25 x 25 cm
Year Drawn: 2013
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Conté Pastel Portrait of Labrador Retriever

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog / Labrador Retriever / Vitta
Medium:
Conté Pastel
Size: 40 x 35 cm
Year Drawn: 2013
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Conté Drawing Techniques

My conté drawings are created on Canson Mi Teintes Touch paper. The paper has a sanded-type coating with a smooth tooth which makes it ideal for my conté portraits. It comes in a wide range of colors, both warm and cold. I love the white, cream, flannel gray and sepia most though.

Conté crayons are much like hard pastels, but are also blended with clay and graphite with the natural pigments. I use brushes and erasers for blending and special effects.

About My Painterly Conté Drawings

The portraits are usually created in sepia or with very limited colors which helps me create drama in my work. I combine soft areas with hard edges where they are needed. Backgrounds are soft and dark to make the subject stand out.

The paper underneath is used to create color harmony and shows though in many areas. Portraits with simpler backgrounds are ideal for conté. They are delivered with a mount/matt and must be framed under glass.

Conté Pastel Portrait of Dogs

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog / Labrador & Westie
Medium:
Conté Pastel
Size: 50 x 40 cm
Year Drawn: 2013
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Conté Pastel Portrait of Labrador Retriever

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog / Labrador Retriever / Hunter
Medium: Conté Pastel
Size: 40 x 35 cm
Year Drawn: 2013
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Conté Pastel Portrait of German Shorthaired Pointer

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog / Shorthaired Pointer / Charme
Medium:
Conté Pastel
Size: 25 x 20 cm
Year Drawn: 2013
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Some of The Conté Pastel Drawings I Created Year 2010-2012

Conté Pastel Portrait of Labrador Retriever

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog / Labrador Retriever / Ginger
Medium:
Conté Pastel
Size: 40 x 30 cm
Year Drawn: 2012
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Conté Pastel Portrait of Guitarist

Drawing Information

Subject: Guitarist / Vlado Turnsek
Medium: Conté Pastel
Size: 70 x 65 cm
Year Drawn: 2010
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Conté Pastel Portrait of Cat

Drawing Information

Subject: Cat / Fluffan
Medium:
Conté Pastel
Size: 40 x 30 cm
Year Drawn: 2012
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Conté Pastel Portrait of Arab Horse

Drawing Information

Subject: Horse / Arab Horse
Medium:
Conté Pastel
Size: 40 x 35 cm
Year Drawn: 2012
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Conté Portrait of Border Terrier

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog / Border Terrier / Poppy
Medium: Conté Pastel
Size: 25 x 20 cm
Year Drawn: 2012
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Conté Pastel Portrait of Australian Shepherd

Drawing Information

Subject: Dog / Australian Shepherd / Digger
Medium: Conté Pastel
Size: 25 x 20 cm
Year Drawn: 2012
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