Monday, 11 February 2019

Tiger just completed, I've called it 'Concentration' because he looks as if he is concentrating on prey to pounce on. 

I used Derwent Tinted Charcoal pencils as I really like the muted colours for wildlife, I did use a yellow and a terracotta Derwent Pastel pencil, in small areas of the fur, just to lift it a little. The paper is Canson sanded paper, which I wasn't that keen on, it's quite rough and has a very gritty feel to it, I much prefer Fisher 400 if I am going to use a sanded paper. The size is A4.


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  1. so fluffy looking but also dangerous looking :)

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, yes you don't want to meet him unexpectedly in the jungle :-)

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  2. Lovely work Bev.

    I'm amazed how much detail you get into a relatively small work. You must keep those pencils VERY sharp :)

    We did a Safari trip in Kenya last Summer and took thousands of photos - too many really as I now can't decide on which one(s) to draw (too much choice).

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    1. Lucky, lucky you! What game park did you go to? Such a great place for Safaris.

      Actually as these tinted charcoal pencils are like pastel pencils I find them very difficult to sharpen, I use a sharp scalpel and it is so time consuming to keep sharpening them i tend not to bother too much. If I were using coloured pencils then yes, they would be very sharp at all times :-)

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Tiger just completed, I've called it 'Concentration' because he looks as if he is concentrating on prey to pounce on.  I us...