“Sam,” Daniel D. Brown, 2016, Pastel pencil on Pastelmat

This is a recent pet portrait commissioned as a birthday present. 14″ x 11″ (20″ x 16″ matted) drawn with Gioconda pastel pencils on Pastelmat. See the “making of” timelapse below and on youtube.

Original is SOLD

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“Sam”
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“Kaimana,” Daniel D. Brown, 2015, Pastel Pencil

A recent commission of this wonderful labrador/pitt bull mix named “Kaimana” or just “Kai.”  He’s also my neighbor.

Original is SOLD

"Kaimana" 2015, Daniel D. Brown, pastel pencil
“Kaimana”
2015, Daniel D. Brown, pastel pencil
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And here's the pup with his portrait
And here’s the pup with his portrait

“Sentience,” Daniel D. Brown, 2014, Pastel Pencil

I must say, I put more work into this piece than any other I’ve ever done. I literally spent months working on it in short bursts, followed by a couple of weeks of more intense work. I lost count of how many dozens of hours went into it. The reference photo I used was taken by the excellent breast cancer scientist (and my colleague) Dr. Ryan Hartmaier at the Pittsburgh zoo. You can buy prints of this piece HERE.

"Sentience" Daniel D. Brown, 2014, pastel pencil, 11 x 14"
“Sentience”
Daniel D. Brown, 2014, pastel pencil, 11 x 14″
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“Seamus,” Daniel D. Brown, 2014, Pastel Pencil

This is a commission I recently completed. This was my first attempt at a pet commission with pastel pencils instead of graphite, and I’m incredibly happy with how he turned out.

Original is SOLD

"Seamus" Daniel D. Brown, 2014, pastel pencil, 11x14"
“Seamus”
Daniel D. Brown, 2014, pastel pencil, 11×14″
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