Tag Archive | pen and ink portraits

Portrait of an Indian Tribal (Dhaneta Jat) Woman.

Dear Visitors, How’ve you been? The Covid Lockdown has been hard on all of us in different measures. However, we must do the best we can with what we have – and I had these drawing pens threatening to go dry on me. So I present to you this portrait of an Indian woman. She […]

Pen and Ink Portraits of a Different Kind…

… and of a different era 🙂 Here are two illustrations that I did quite long ago (in 2003) and they belong to a genre called fantasy art. The one I loved best was that of a woman warrior. I had got it framed too, but some years ago, our office was robbed and the […]

Pet Portrait Commission: A Handsome Lhasa Apso.

Another portrait that I did for a Christmas gift was this handsome Lhasa Apso with a devil-may-care attitude. It was a challenge to get those eyes right, because they were often hidden behind his fur, but in the end I did get them right, and got an approval from Ike’s human dad, “Yep, that’s Ike!” […]

Artists and Writers who don’t deserve to be seen or read!

Recently, I’ve had a hard time coming to terms with the fact that some artists and writers have been criminals of the worst kind. Last year I came to terms with the reality of Enid Blyton’s unfortunate treatment of her daughters and her husband. I sometimes wonder why a person who was smart enough to write such good […]

A Pen and Ink Portrait from a Photograph.

First, the story. Quickly. This portrait is of an FB friend of mine and it was inspired by her avatar image (which you see as an inset in the following picture.) I love drawing people too and though this blog has so far not displayed many of my people-portraits, I have done many in the […]

The Bengal Tiger – Beautiful and Mighty

The Bengal Tiger – Beautiful and Mighty

  “For millions of years, on average, one species became extinct every century…. We are now heaving more than a thousand different species of animals and plants off the planet every year.” – Douglas Adams  Author of “Last Chance to See.” Portrait of Bengal Tiger   Bengal Tiger is the name the given to a species of tiger which […]

Portrait of a Horse and Poetry in Motion

Portrait of a Horse and Poetry in Motion

  “The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire.” – Sharon Ralls Lemon Portrait of a Horse Horses were first domesticated more than four thousand years ago. Except some in North America, almost everywhere else, the horses you find are […]

The Feline Mystique – A Young Cat with Hypnotic Eyes.

The Feline Mystique – A Young Cat with Hypnotic Eyes.

“Thou art the Great Cat, the avenger of the gods, and the judge of words, and the president of the sovereign chiefs and the governor of the holy Circle; thou art indeed the Great Cat.” – Inscription on the Royal Tombs at Thebes. Portrait of an adolescent short-haired tabby Cat Cats have always been considered […]

The Kooky Kitten – A Short-haired Tabby

The Kooky Kitten – A Short-haired Tabby

“A kitten is the delight of a household. All day long a comedy is played out by an incomparable actor.” – Champfleury, The Cat Past and Present. Portrait of a Kitten My Ma says, I shouldn’t be telling you who I am because we shouldn’t brag. Ma says, calling yourself a cat or a kitten is bragging. […]

The Wirey-Cute Dachshund Pup

The Wirey-Cute Dachshund Pup

  “The Dachshund’s affectionate He wants to wed with you: Lie down to sleep, And he’s in bed with you. Sit in a chair, He’s there. Depart, You break his heart.” –E.B. White Portrait of a Dachshund Pup I am so cute that artist drew a full-body portrait for me 🙂 I’m a Dachshund pup – […]

The Forever Pup – The Boxer

The Forever Pup – The Boxer

  I am a Boxer. Writer Stephanie Abraham wrote the following words for me: “He will make you laugh; he will make you cry; he will try your patience; he will outwit you when he can.  And he will love you with intensity that will surprise and amaze you.  He will be your canine soul […]

The Majestic Short-haired Tabby Cat

The Majestic Short-haired Tabby Cat

  I don’t have to tell you that I am a cat, because unlike dogs, we don’t suffer from any sort of identity crisis. In fact, a human called Mark Twain had this to say about us.: “Of all God’s creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the leash. That one […]

The Gentle & Sensitive Rough Collie

The Gentle & Sensitive Rough Collie

  There was once a man whose eulogy for a dog named Drum moved a courtroom jury to tears. This is what he said: “The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog….He will kiss […]

The Gallant German Shepherd

The Gallant German Shepherd

  Do you know your German Shepherd a.k.a. Alsatian? Here’s who he is. “He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such […]

The Glamorous Golden Retriever

The Glamorous Golden Retriever

This is what Dean Koontz once said about my kind: “Golden retrievers are not bred to be guard dogs, and considering the size of their hearts and their irrepressible joy in life, they are less likely to bite than to bark, less likely to bark than to lick a hand in greeting. In spite of […]