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WOW! What a 1st two months. Firstly, I have really enjoyed self-employment, though it is quite tough. I love being able to draw more, and have managed one or two drawings a week. My initial plan of 3 per week was a little ambitious, my elbow and finger couldn't keep up!

My only concern holding me back from the leap to self-employment has disappeared. I was worried that the demand could dry up, but as of the end of July I am now fully booked now through December, based on 2 drawings per week, and am now quoting January 2015 dates. I experianced a mad Christmas rush in the middle of July. CHRISTMAS!! I cannot beleive it, I couldn't be happier :)


Andrew James Holmes
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Born in Northumberland, it is my home county that inspires much of my art. I sell my artwork in galleries and at craft fairs throughout Northumberland, and I also provide a popular commission service to the public including portraits, pets and landscapes.

You can follow my latest drawing at


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Andorada Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Hearts In Colour       Hearts In Colour 

               Cool gallery! Thanks for joining us in 
Hearts In Colour        Hearts In Colour
Nessie162 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
I think I've already left you a comment a few times, but I'll gladly do it again! AMAZING artwork! I'd love to draw like you one day. How long would it take you (on average of course) to complete an A4 drawing?
Captured-In-Pencil Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. The smallest size I offer (12"x10" or roughly A4) takes around 12 hours. The most popular (16"x12", just short of A3) takes around 15 hours. I like to have two on the go at a time so this is spread over a week or so.
whos-the-lemon-now-4 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, your art is absolutely stunning! the realism is uncanny! very good job :D
Captured-In-Pencil Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
whos-the-lemon-now-4 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome!
WolfieMeows Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Incredible work! *Free Icon/Emote* Pusheen (So exciting!) 
Captured-In-Pencil Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
JSP4 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi!I added "Commission-Golden Retriever" to my faves, but am not able to view the thumbnail in the folder. The box is blank except for the title, when you click on it you do see the portrait.  Has anyone else had the same trouble? hmm     
Joojie99 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
You have a great name!
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