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Animal portraits and animal paintings – my passion

Animal portraits, my passion - Katja Sauer and Mausi
My name is Katja Sauer. 

I live in the beautiful Black Forest and I am a freelance artist with a focus on drawings of animal paintings and animal portraits. These occur mainly after a photo submission and to the corresponding animal faithfully reproduce with all its characteristics.


Animals have always played an important role in my life and to draw them gives me great pleasure since my childhood. Early on I was allowed to draw different animals from friends and acquaintances, drawings of dogs over cats portraits to pictures of horses.
Frequently my animal drawings were ordered as birthday gifts.

Even in school, I often do not let me keep from drawing – to the chagrin of some teachers! ;-)

I’m a self-taught artist and I have acquired the various painting techniques in the course of time. I always learn something new with great enthusiasm. Each painting is a new and exciting challenge, as well as every animal has a unique character. I try to reproduce this in my drawings. The first pictures were taken in charcoal and pencil, after many years I began to draw with soft pastels. Further drawing techniques will follow..

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