ANDREW JAMES HOLMES
A self taught, freelance artist, I specialise in graphite pencil drawing. From a young age I have always enjoyed drawing and in recent years I have seen my skills and portfolio grow substantially thanks to the popular commission service I offer. This has also seen my client base grow overseas to the likes of Italy and France, to as far a field as Australia and the US.
I have a passion for drawing animals, and whilst a lot of my artwork is inspired by my UK home county of Northumberland, the majority of my portfolio consists of dog portraits drawn for commissions.
I primarily use photographs to draw from and draw up to A1 in size using a range of pencils, rubbers and blending sticks (tortillions), as well as cotton wool to help with smudging. I use an acid-free, heavy weight cartridge paper, which will ensure the drawing lasts a lifetime.