Tervueren Pet Portraits in Graphite Pencil by Katja Turnsek
Pet Portrait Commission Info
This is graphite pencil drawing of Karim on a medium-sized paper. Karim is a beautiful Belgian Tervueren. Since this client is a breeder, she has ordered other pencil portraits too. Mieke also ordered a number of prints to give away as gifts and to have in her office as well.
This pencil portrait was drawn on Fabriano 5 paper which gives a special overall feel and style to the drawing.
Medium: Graphite Pencil
Size: 40 x 30 cm
Year Drawn: 2012
Subject: Dog / Tervueren / Karim
Commissioned by: Meike Krug, Germany
The Reference Photograph of "Karim"
Since Meike previously ordered a pencil portrait of her other dog Bogart, a montage of him as adult and as a puppy. We decided to create this portrait the same way, even though we didn't have a photo of Karim when he was a puppy. I deleted most of the background, only left little leaves in the background. Then I erased all sharp edges at the bottom.
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.
Yes Katja - I like this drawing very much - it's like I hoped for. Can't wait to hold it in my hands and put it onto the wall - and to send you the next photos from one of my other dogs.