European Lynx completed

The European Lynx is finally complete. I’ve spent longer on this drawing than any other so far. As with all my other colour work so far, it was drawn with Stabilo Carbothello pastel pencils on A3 Clairefontaine Pastelmat paper. This photo doesn’t really do the drawing any favours – it definitely looks better in person. … Read more

European Lynx in progress, part 2

I’m still working on this European Lynx. Both of the photos I’ve posted so far have been taken with my phone under artificial light. Detail is being lost and the colours aren’t quite right, though they’re not far off. Once the drawing is complete, I’ll obviously take some better photos in natural light. Hopefully the … Read more

Eurasian Lynx in progress

I’m currently working on this drawing of a Eurasian Lynx. I’m using Stabilo Carbothello pastel pencils on pastelmat paper again. There’s still work to do on what I’ve already drawn before I move on to the rest, but I’m looking forward to reaching the longer haired sections of fur.

Cheetah complete

The Cheetah is finished. I’m going to have to photograph it again more carefully before I can arrange for prints to be made. This version doesn’t represent the true colours of the actual piece very well, which in turn has reduced the apparent level of detail. Once I have a more accurate copy of it, … Read more

Cheetah in progress

This is an early stage photo of what I’m currently working on. It’s a quick snap taken on my phone, so excuse its shortcomings! I should really take another photo because the piece has moved on significantly since this photo was taken. Surface area hasn’t increased much, but the colours and contrast are improved, blending … Read more

Little Owl complete

The Little Owl is complete. This picture took a lot less time than the previous two, but I suppose that’s hardly surprising given the amount of white space compared to those. The owl wasn’t without its challenges though, and I’m pleased to have finished it, ready for the next challenge! In other news, prints have … Read more

Little Owl in progress

I started working on this Little Owl a few days ago. After getting off to a slow start it’s starting to feel like it’s getting somewhere now. As with my previous two pastel drawings, I started drawing on a mid-tone brown paper. Those drawings filled the page, so the paper colour had no bearing on … Read more

Tiger & Cub complete

The Tiger & Cub drawing is complete. This piece was done on A3 using pastel sticks and pastel pencils. It took longer than any other piece I’ve done before it. Despite me starting this post by calling the picture complete, I may still make a couple of small alterations. Sometimes when I photograph a finished … Read more

Tiger & Cub in progress

I’m currently working on this tiger and cub. This photo is just a section of the full drawing which will include the full face of the mother tiger. The drawing is being done with pastel pencils on A3. Once the mother tiger is done to the same degree that the cub currently is, it will … Read more

Leopard complete

My first foray into colour and using a medium other than graphite is complete. It was an interesting process, frustrating to begin with as I was getting to grips with the capabilities of pastels, and finding my own way to go about things. I’m certainly not averse to taking advice from people, but I do … Read more

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