Doris the Chicken
This portrait was created in professional coloured pencils, which is the material that I used before I moved onto soft pastels which felt more natural for me to use.
Sadly Doris passed away and the young lady who had not only rescued her from being a battery hen, she had looked after her and others so well they were all in such beautiful condition, feathers looking so shiny and eyes so bright. Sadly Doris passed away at her home wrapped in a warm blanket with her adoptive mum at her side. Doing this portrait was such a pleasure to draw and my aim was to just make her wonderful owner happy and give her something she could look at and remember her little friend who she shared many happy and sometime very funny moments with.