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About Katja Turnsek

Pet portrait artist Katja Turnsek has been painting pet portraits from photos professionally since 2005. Follow the painting progress, news and arty thoughts in this blog. Katja has two dogs of her own, which she loves very much :). Don't forget to sign up for Katja's Newletter and receive latest articles and news! You can also follow Katja on facebook: PetPortraitsArtist and Twitter: @KatjasArtStudio.

Final Scan of Two Tervuerens in Conté Pastel

Yesterday I completed the drawing of the two Tervueren females “Cherie & Narina”. Today I finally scanned and edited the digital image to make it look as close to the original as possible. Unfortunately that’s sometimes a hard task with a creme colored paper as base since my scanner must be replaced (not a very good one). Anyway, a few hours later I managed to make the digital image at least representable. You can view the scanned drawing by scrolling down the page and I hope you like it, the original is really awesome.

Tomorrow I will take a day off and drive all the way up to Stockholm to look at my new puppy. Yes, I will get myself one more dog, a working border collie. I will take my sister with me to keep me company. I can’t wait to cuddle with all those puppies! Anyway, I will be back to work on friday.

Conte Pastel drawing of Running Tervuerens

First Stages of Running Tervuerens in Conte Pastel

After my computer crash and no new backup for last month, I also lost my most recently generated FTP password among other things. I finally got a new one and now I can finally blog again, yeah! So, today I decided to blog about a new Conté pastel commission I’m currently working on… of two Tervueren females running together. Their names are Cherie and Narina and they are drawn in size 50 x 40 cm. Scroll down to view two stages of the drawing progress.

First Stages of Running Tervuerens in Conte Pastel

First Stages of Running Tervuerens in Conte Pastel

Final Scan of Spanish Water Dog Maxxi & Computer Problems!

The conte pastel portrait of Spanish water dog is completed and scanned, you can view the digital image below. The drawing is now already signed and mounted /matted ready to be sent. I love the outcome of this portrait, with simplified curls still created on the right places to make it look like Maxxi. My conte portraits are always simple, but still realistic and lovely… that’s why they are so popular.

So after many years of problem-free Mac usage it finally happened and the computer system broke down yesterday. It is already up and running again, but I lost all data and emails which were created end received after my vacation (no system backup were made after July).

Pet portrait of Spanish Water Dog in Conte Pastel

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