Welcome to MC Animal Portraits!


    I specialise in creating high quality, life like drawings from your photos. Every portrait is made with care and precision to give a realistic effect.

MC Animal Portraits Artist

Welcome to my website, I'm Mel Christian and I love to create realistic portraits from your photos. I specialise in using both graphite and colour pencils to bring your custom portraits to life. My main commissions are pets but I also draw wildlife, people, and even vehicles.

Every portrait I complete is as important to me as it to you. I like to keep you updated on every step of our commission journey, from start dates and progress shots, through to completion and postage updates. Knowing that many portraits are bought as gifts, nothing is shared on social media until I get conformation that the portrait has been received.

You can find many examples of commissions and other artwork in my portfolio. If you have any questions, you can message me through my contact page. I am always happy to assist you in any way I can. 


My portfolio contains examples of commissions and other portraits completed.

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Life Like Realistic Graphite People Family Drawing Portrait
Life Like Realistic Colour Pencil Cat Drawing Portrait
Realistic Colour Pencil Spitfire Drawing Portrait
Realistic Life Like Colour Pencil Sumatran Tiger Drawing Portrait

The Big Cat Sanctuary

   This handsome chap is Nias. He lives at The Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent.

   Nias is a stunning Sumatran Tiger. His photo was generously donated by Alma Leaper, who runs the photography workshops held at the BCS.

   Nias is available as a print, with 35% from every sale going straight to the BCS and the conservation work they do for the big cats. The original is destined for their art auction held later in the year.

   There are many other ways you can help support the Big Cat Sanctuary, visit their website to see how.


Don't just take my word for it, check out what my clients have to say.


'Mel drew the most amazing portrait of my two dogs, it’s incredible, and the attention to detail is phenomenal! You can even see the reflection of myself in one of their eyes.


Cannot recommend MC Animal Portraits enough and will definitely be calling on her again.'

- Sarah Bartholomew

'Had the most beautiful portrait drawn of my Herbie as a Christmas present 🦄💎would highly recommend Mel, her drawings are amazing and so accurate! 🌟'

- Eleanor Simes

Life Like Realisitc Graphite People Family Drawing Portrait