German artist, illustrator, and surface designer Susanne Kasielke is a pencil fanatic, obsessive to-do list writer and, in her words, a collector of memories. Pencil has always been her favorite medium and recently she’s returned to this first love, creating realistic pencil drawings of animals as well as architectural sketches.

Hand Drawn Pet Portraits by Susanne Kasielke

Susanne’s beautifully-detailed illustration style is perfectly suited for pet portraits, as she’s able to capture even the smallest (and quirkiest) of details! Dog Milk’s own Wrigley and Smash recently had the honor of being drawn by Susanne and I think it’s safe to say that she completely nailed it. (I’m especially enamored with the way she captured Wrigley’s lush eyelashes and Smash’s little toofers.)

Hand Drawn Pet Portraits by Susanne Kasielke

Hand Drawn Pet Portraits by Susanne Kasielke

Susanne is currently accepting commissions for custom drawings of your favorite pets (or even your favorite locations) through her site www.susannekasielke.com, where you can see more examples of her work. Be sure to follow her on Instagram as well to get sneak peeks of upcoming portraits as well as finished pieces: @preserveamoment.

Hand Drawn Pet Portraits by Susanne Kasielke

Hand Drawn Pet Portraits by Susanne Kasielke