These Are Drawings? Well, Rub My Tummy and Call Me Fido.

dog drawings by laura hardie

These are not photos. That’s right, you heard me. These are drawings that had me doing a serious double-take when I first came across these hyper-realistic colored pencil illustrations by Laura Hardie.

Dog Drawings by Laura Hardie

While she’s better known for her realistic equine drawings, I came across the UK artist’s amazing dog portraits when I saw her Weimaraner drawing in  The Book Of The Dog, shown below.

A talented illustrator since childhood, Laura didn’t become a professional artist until later in her life. With a great love for animals – particularly horses, it wasn’t until 2004, after having raised a family, that she got serious about animal portraiture. Working in graphite and colored pencil on paper, she has an uncanny way of capturing both the technical aspects and the emotional component in the faces of her photo realistic portraits.

Here are several impressive realistic pencil Dog Drawings by Laura Hardie on paper.

Brian, Coloured Pencil on paper, [38 x 28 cm]
Daydreamer, Coloured Pencil on paper, [19.5 x 27.5 cm]
Sadie, Coloured Pencil on paper, [30 x 25 cm]
The Look, Pencil on paper, [28 x 38 cm]
Tino, Coloured Pencil on paper, [30 x 25 cm]
Anticipation, Pencil on paper, [23 x 19 cm]
Lexi and Niya, Coloured Pencil on paper, [40 x 30 cm]
Charlie, Pencil on paper, [25 x 20 cm]
Ella, Coloured Pencil on paper, [40 x 30 cm]
Hector, Pencil on paper, [25 x 20 cm]

Skye, Graphite and Coloured Pencil on paper

Devotion, Pencil on paper, [29 x 23 cm]
Colin, Coloured Pencil on paper, [40 x 30 cm]
Working from her home studio in Edinburgh, Laura takes on commissions as well as shows her work in various exhibitions around the world.

Laura Hardie website

Laura Hardie is represented by The Artist’s Room in New Zealand.

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