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 15 hours to complete, usually around 20 hours. I have multiple sets of graphite pencils, the set I currently use is a set of 21 with varying hardness. 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 are just few examples of my graphite work from recent years.

Rhino, Horse, Portrait
Dog, Cat, Portrait
horses, portraits
dog portraits
cat, lion, elephant, cow, wildlife, portraits