When I started MC Animal Portraits back in 2011, I only drew in graphite. Although I also draw in colour pencil now, I love the contrast created by graphite.

Each graphite portrait takes a minimum of 10 hours to complete, up to around 15 hours. I have multiple sets of graphite pencils, the set I currently use is a set of 21 with varying hardness of lead. Out of the 21, I usually only use 7 or 8 different pencils. I gradually build up the layers until I get the perfect tone to compliment the picture.


Below you can see just few examples of my graphite work from recent years.

Contact me to order your very own Graphite portrait.