Thursday, 16 May 2019

Tiger




Some time ago I was looking at my Gorilla drawing and quite liking the close-cropped tight composition and I decided I'd like to try another one. As I said in my Gorilla post I very much liked the intense blacks achievable with charcoal (as opposed to the greys of graphite) so I also fancied working in charcoal again.

Looking for a suitable subject I came across this Tiger. I briefly contemplated doing a black & white study but decided it wouldn't be the same without colour. The end result of my deliberations was to tackle a close-cropped Tiger portrait using pastels (Faber Castell Pastel Pencils to be precise). It's taken much longer to produce than I'd expected but I know more about pastels now than I did. LOL.  ;-)

8 comments:

  1. You are right, doing this tiger in colour was the right decision. He is formidable!

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  2. This is wonderful John.! I as well like that you painted this in color. The texture on his nose is perfect....and LOVE his eyes.

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    1. Thank you Hilda. I can't say I'm altogether happy with the messiness of pastels (and I was only using pastel pencils). I don't know how you go on using the proper thing. LOL. ;-)

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  3. John, the transition you've made from graphite to the pastels just shows how talented an artist you are... This is fantastic.. Do more !!

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    1. You're extremely kind BJ and I appreciate your comment very much. My art forum has a monthly painting project and I'm thinking of using the pastel pencils again to paint this months subject. Watch this space!! ;-)

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  4. The fur is so soft looking. Such a beauty!

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    1. Thank you Catharina and thank you for visiting my blog. ;-)

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