Little cat in profile

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This little cat, called Percy is part of the blog “Jans Funny Farm

I was asked by the blogger over there to make a sketch of one of the several cats and dogs that are represented on the blog, and I pricked this one.

If there are any other bloggers out there who would like me to do a sketch for them, let me know !

This was my 777th sketch since September 9th 2014

Sketch of a turtle

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Here’s a turtle called Raru. A sketch requested through my free sketch page

I did another turtle drawing over a year ago. That time in pencil. I might have taken a little better care of getting her legs in the frame and all, but otherwise I think that this turtle turned out pretty good. The texture on the scales can be a little hard to render with quick pen strokes as well as the wrinkled skin on the head and feet. It could be fun to make a more thorough turtle-drawing at some point.


Lounging cat sketch

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This is a cat named Niko requested by @vickisarris on twitter

Don’t forget that you can request a free sketch of your pet if you want!

I’ve been neglecting this blog for a long time. I call it One drawing daily, but sometimes it’s been one drawing every four days or something like that. The reason is that I’ve been really busy with my studies. The good news is that I just presented my thesis-project today, and that I passed the thing! That means that I now go from being a stressed out student to being a lazy couch-potato! I’ve really been looking forward to this, and I plan on making it an occasion to get back to being more regular with this blog, experimenting a little more with my drawings, and having fun! I also hope to be able to scale up the whole pet-portraits on commission deal, all the while having time to also make drawings not of cats and dogs. (Oh, and then I ought to go look for a job too, I suppose?)

Thanks to everyone who’s still sticking around after months of inactivity on this site as well as all of those “bulk” posts. I’m going to try and make more of an effort out of it now!

This was my 736’th drawing since September 2014!

Three drawings from the last couple of days

Drawing of a cat in pen

Drawing of a cat in penThis is a sketch I did for someone called Taryn – I like how it turned out with the eyes, and I threw in that black outline that I’ve done a few times recently. I can’t decide if it’s good or bad though – I suppose it depends weather the drawing aim to be realist or not.

Drawing of a cat in penHere’s one that probably lacked a little effort. I think i finished it too quickly, and I didn’t put enough effort into measuring out the sheet of paper beforehand.

Painting of a tabby cat in watercolor and penAnd lastly – this is a portrait that I just finished for the winner of my recent pet portrait giveaway

The cat in the picture is called Cuzz-Wuzz, and her “mom” is a cat-blogger over at

You can read more about this cat portrait at my pet-portrait site


Two sketches and a commission drawing

Drawing of a cat in pen

Drawing of a cat in penSketch of a cat in penCommissioned drawing of a cat in penHi everyone. I’m checking in with three new cat-portraits. Two are sketches and one is a commissioned cat portrait in pen that  is slightly overdue. I hope that the owner will like it!

I haven’t got a lot of inquiries for my commissions lately, but I do have two portraits on my to-do list that I hope to be able to work on during next week. If you know a catlady, catman or maybe a doglover and you don’t know what to get them for Christmas (f you celebrate that sort of thing) – then do consider getting them a pet-portrait! Read more about that on my pet-portrait-portfolio-page,


An update of 9 Sketches

Drawing of a cat in pen

Sketch of a cat beneath blanket in penThis cat is called Dawn. Dawn can be found over at the blog called “Life with dog and cats”. When Dawn’s owner saw the sketch I did, she published a blog post about it, that you should go see here: Cat Art: Portrait of a Cat Called Dawn, by Thomas Clausen

Sketch of a piece of cakePiece of cake!

Sketch of a cat called Zee in penHere’s a cat called Zee who can be found at the blog “The Chronicles of Zee and Zoey”

Sketch of a dog in penA dog requested by a facebook user!

Sketch of a cat in penThis is a cat for a Twitter user.

Sketch of a dog in pencilThis is a pencil sketch I did of a hunting dog called Thunder who lives over at “Two Brown Dawgs” – The left eye is perhaps a little off, but that’s how it go when you draw too quickly. I do enjoy to sketch in pencil though!

Drawing of a cat in penThis is a cat called Cody! I did one of Cody 6 months ago, but without too much success, so I promised Cody’s owner (from the blog “Cat Chat with Caren and Cody”) that I would do another one – so here it is – six months overdue! But better than the last one.

Sketch of a cat in penAnd this is one I did for the editor of “Old Tat Mag” – A British fashion magazine who’s got a feature out about cats! I’m too late to get in their printed version, but I think there’ll be a blog-post about my cat art endeavor! one of these days.

Drawing of a cat in penAnd for the last one..  Well this one is slightly out of the chronology, but I didn’t write a date on it, so I’m not quite sure where it fits in. I’m working on a commission for someone, but I’m tossing this one. It didn’t turn out good enough for me to ask money for it, so I’ll give it another go with another photo.

That’s all for now!

704th-712th sketches since the 9th September 2014

6 mediocre drawings – will make more of an effort next time :)

Drawing of a cat in charcoal

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Sometimes you just don’t feel it. I’m pretty unsatisfied with the three dog drawings above. It’s a result of being a bit too sleepy and or careless while drawing – which reflects in the end result. The cat in charcoal was an attempt for a commission drawing. I haven’t done a lot of charcoal before, but when someone requested a charcoal portrait of her cat as a commission, I went with it. I think that I’ll start over with a drawing in ballpoint pen, since these work a little better for me 😉

I don’t have a lot to add – but I hope that I can post something that I’m a little more proud of next time!


Two drawings of dogs

Drawing of a dog in ballpoint pen

Drawing of a dog in ballpoint penA commissioned drawing of a dog in watercolor and ballpoint pen

These two are drawings are what I’ve managed to produce since my last post! The first one if another one of my free pet sketches whereas the latter is a new commissioned drawing that I worked quite intensely on yesterday to get it ready to ship as soon as possible. The original photo had the dog wearing a bright red.. Dog jacket? (I’m not 100% on the terminology here) – that I decided not to include in the portrait. It also has the dog posing on the beach. I opted for a plain blue background to keep the focus on the dog. I hope you all like it!

You can see this drawing on my portfolio site here: Pet portrait commission of Baci the dog