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Pencil Portraits Blog

As I add new pages to the site, they will be listed below, so that on your next visit you won't miss them.

From time to time, I will add special messages on this page, for example any awards I win, exhibitions where you can see my work, and general ramblings about life as a pencil portrait artist.

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Bird prints for sale

A selection of limited edition bird prints for sale from the artist Carol Leather. Originals drawn in coloured pencil.

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Pencil portrait prices

Check my pet pencil portrait prices - both graphite and coloured pencil .

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Custom dog portraits gallery

Some of the custom dog portraits that I have been commissioned to draw in pencil

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Looking for a pet portrait artist that is right for you?

Looking for a pet portrait artist? Tips to help you choose.

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About Me - Carol Leather

Carol Leather - the story of how I became a pet and wildlife artist here in the UK.

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Pencil portraits for you by the artist Carol Leather

Pencil portraits of pets and wildlife by Carol Leather

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Wildlife drawings Gallery

Wildlife Drawings Gallery - graphite and coloured pencil.

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Cat pet portraits

A gallery of cat pet portraits and the stories behind them

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CP Treasures 7 book selection

I'm happy to announce that my artwork was accepted into Ann Kullberg's book, Colour Pencil Treasures volume 7 at the end of July. There were 900 entries from around the world and only 113 were accepted.

What an honor to be selected and have my art up there with artists and authors I have looked up to as I progressed through my art career.

Those selected are not allowed to mention the drawing that was chosen at this point, but as soon as the book is in publication I will share all!

Here are covers from some of the previous editions of CP Treasures.

Featured artist

I was delighted to be invited to be the featured artist for the July 2020 issue of CP Magic magazine. I also created a tutorial of a lovely Lapwing for the same issue.

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Customer testimonials

Customer feedback for the portraits I have drawn for them

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Graphite Dog portrait - Jack Russell Terrier

The story of a dog portrait in pencil - Mitsy the Jack Russell Terrier

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The stages of a dog pencil drawing in colour

A commissioned dog pencil drawing from start to finish. I share my thought process and show photos along the way

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Pencil portrait to remember a loved one

Commissioning a pencil portrait to remember a loved one forever

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