June Commissions

Loki the Tibetan Terrier
Ink watercolour and gouache
180x180 mm

Tom's Dogs
Ink and watercolour
180x180 mm

Ink watercolour and gouache
110x110 mm

Shadow the labrador mix
Ink and watercolour
180x180 mm

A walk in the woods
Ink watercolour and gouache
150x190 mm

Ink watercolour and gouache


Maned Wolf and Newfoundland process

Maned Wolf
Ink and watercolour 90x120mm

Ink and watercolour 90x120mm €35+ P&P

A little bit of process on the latest of the illustrations I've been making and selling to indulge my ice cream addiction -  a Maned Wolf and a Newfoundland, both measuring 120mm x 90mm.

I first work out the drawing in pencil, transferring it to the watercolour paper. Sometimes I end up changing the design as I work through the painting stage but it helps a good bit to have it pre-planned at least slightly.

I lay down the colours next. In the case of the newfie (being black) I used a bunch of different colours, just to give it a less flat look once the blacks are layered on top. I work with black ink washes first then I wrap it up with a dip pen for any outline or other darker aspects. I tend to do any highlight details with white ink on top.

I used to lay the ink first but I ran out of waterproof acrylic ink, and the current type I have tends to reactivate and make an unholy mess of the drawing.

The newfie is still up for sale, so if interested in purchasing you can comment here, or get in touch with me via eimhinmcnamara(at)gmail.com. I'm also accepting commissions at the moment, if anything tickles your fancy. For anyone that might like an illustration but is looking for a bargain I have loads of prints in my Dawanda shop that are available for €2 each: LINK


Neapolitan Mastiff pieces

Two more commissions:
Neapolitan Mastiff
Ink and watercolour 140x120mm

Neapolitan Mastiff Head Study
Ink 140x135mm

After making the other Neapolitan illustration earlier in the week, I ended up getting commissioned to create a second one, along with a head study. These guys are quite fun to draw, they almost start looking like marble drapery with all their skin folds.

If you'd like to commission an illustration you can get in touch with me via eimhinmcnamara (at) gmail.com, and we can discuss the particulars.