Realistic Animal Artworks

Realistic Animal Artworks Gallery

The following realistic animal artworks displayed in my gallery contain a small sample of commissions I have undertaken for various clients worldwide. Included are a selection of personal art pieces that I was inspired to do.

Realism animal art is my natural style, as you will see. Generally, portraits are my favourite subject as I like to capture the personality of my subject close-up.

Buying Or Commissioning Realistic Animal Wall Art

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The advantage of buying online is that if you like the style of the artist you are looking at – you can very easily order a commission if you do not see the subject matter you are looking for.

So, when looking through my gallery, if you do not see the scene you are wanting, contact me with your request!

Realistic Animal Artworks Mediums

Oils on Canvas & Board

I use two mediums of oil paint – Water Mixable Oils and Artists Oils.

I like to use the water mixable oil paint when doing portraits as it creates a good facial tone and light balance. It is a very flexible medium to paint with.

They create soft effects just like watercolour, as well as the strong heavier characteristics of Artists Oils.

Graphite Pencils

With graphite pencil I draw on watercolour paper or pastel paper to achieve some texture to the drawing.

There are many brands of watercolour paper with different textures to them. I think the texture of the paper helps me create realistic animal art as it helps with creating movement in the piece.

Colour Pencils

With coloured pencils, I achieve texture in the drawings by using either watercolour paper or pastel paper as it has a “tooth”.

Pastel paper comes in a large range of colours which makes for variations in the drawings and is fun to draw on. The different paper colours also add interest to the drawing.


Chalk pastels are my medium of choice – with so many methods on how to use soft pastels I can create big bold art or soft gentle drawings.

I like creating the lovely soft effects in the eyes with the more accurate pastel pencils. Then I change to the bolder strokes of the chalk sticks that work really well with the cat family to achieve the fur movement.

I then use pastel pencils for the finer details around the ears, eyes and mouth.

Thank you for looking through my gallery showcasing my animals in art drawings and paintings.

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